The urge to protect your kids is strong. But when is this impulse helpful and when does it get in the way of your kids practicing skills they need for life?
Parenting babies, toddlers, and big kids
As parents we often have two major goals, one is pragmatic and one a bit more lofty: Get through the day and raise a good human. We usually have no choice but to attend to the short term goal. The challenges of parenting little people are real. It’s not always easy getting pants on your two year old or handling screen time struggles with your third grader.
It turns out though that these daily struggles are connected to the end game. Everyday your child’s brain is running mini-experiments and practicing critical skills – What do I do with my big feelings? How do I navigate conflict? How do I problem solve challenges? As your child makes those gigantic leaps from baby to toddler to kid, we are here for you with science-made-simple information and tips related to: