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MY MESSY CHILD

As I sit and watch him playIm fully there in every wayA pour, a stir, a splish, a splashIm witnessing a joyful bashMistakes are made, and even praised He problem solves, my child’s amazedThrough play he learns of his self-worthSomething I’ve [...]

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Its Playtime!

When we are fully present with our children during play, we foster self-worth, confidence, and independence (amongst other things).  Child-guided parenting does wonders for the parent-child connection.  Sometimes its hard to let go of our adult expectation/thoughts/lives….so here are a [...]

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SELF-ESTEEM THROUGH SNACKS

Independence, choices, problem solving, basic skills, etc – encouraging these things with your child is a great way to foster self-esteem and give them a sense of control over their own lives (ultimately reducing challenging behaviors for some children).  Not [...]

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"Water Beads" and light

Ak first discovered these water beads.  She had used them in her classroom before and recently spotted them in stores.  Please see her original post on them. http://www.playathomemomllc.com/2011/06/water-beads-the-post-that-started-a-craze/ A water bead is a water-retaining polymer.  You can learn more about [...]

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