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#ParentingWin: Raising Happier, Healthier Kids

Play builds brains. When kids play, they grow the skills they need to thrive in school and everywhere else.

A few simple tips will help you see your child blossom through play.

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Focus on the Process

Play is a journey, not a destination. Focus on how children are playing and the way they take on new challenges.

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Pose Challenges

Throw plot twists into a child’s play. Like “What would happen if___?” A gorilla showed up? Everyone had wings? You get the idea.

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Embrace Repetition

Hearing “Again! Again!” is a good thing. When children repeat activities over and over, they are joyfully mastering their world.

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View Mistakes as Opportunities

Play is a lifelong game of trial-and-error. Go along with goofs and spills. As Yoda says, “The greatest teacher failure is.”

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Let Kids Explore Freely

Remind yourself: “There is more than one right way of doing things.” Give kids a shot. When needed, guide without taking over.

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#ParentingWin Tip #1

FOCUS ON THE PROCESS

Play is a journey, not a destination. Focus on how children are playing and the way they take on new challenges.

#ParentingWin Tip #2

POSE CHALLENGES

Throw plot twists into a child’s play. Like “What would happen if___?” A gorilla showed up? Everyone had wings? You get the idea.

#ParentingWin Tip #3

EMBRACE REPETITION

Hearing “Again! Again!” is a good thing. When children repeat activities over and over, they are joyfully mastering their world.

#ParentingWin Tip #4

VIEW MISTAKES AS OPPORTUNITIES

Play is a lifelong game of trial-and-error. Go along with goofs and spills. As Yoda says, “The greatest teacher failure is.”

#ParentingWin Tip #5

Let Kids Explore Freely

Remind yourself: “There is more than one right way of doing things.” Give kids a shot. When needed, guide without taking over.

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