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The Miraculous Value of Child-Directed Play Time

If you are struggling with understanding or managing your child's mis-behavior, I am going to offer the suggestion to incorporate 30 minutes of child directed play time into your family routine, at a regularly scheduled time, three times per week. You ask: "Are you C-R-A-Z-Y? Why would I add even one more thing to a schedule that already feels over-busy and overwhelmed? And why would I reward my child's bad behavior with more of my time and attention? Won’t they understand better if I just talk to them and tell them my expectations loud and clear?” The reasons behind my counter-intuitive suggestion lie in looking closely at child development and how children come into increasing levels of se



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