Episode 62: When Your Child Doesn’t Want to Play Alone with Danielle C
EPISODE 62 THE PARENTING MENTOR: When Your Child Doesn’t Want to Play Alone with Danielle C
Danielle C is a mother to a 4 year old daughter who doesn’t play well by herself. Her daughter is an only child who requires a lot of attention and entertainment, making Danielle worried that her daughter will always need someone to do things with. Danielle is struggling to get her own work and household chores accomplished. Her daughter often interrupts, asking her to play even when Danielle tells her “Mommy needs five more minutes”. On today’s episode we talk about what to do when you are becoming your child’s entertainment committee. We dive into how you can slowly guide your child to enjoy doing things alone through tools like the “fun bowl”. We also talk about how to use a timer and set certain rules when it comes to Mommy’s work time. We explain how to include your child in helping with chores. We discuss why it’s okay for kids to be bored.
“It’s not necessarily: let your child be bored. It’s- it’s okay for them to be bored. So if they say they’re bored- it’s like “Oh. Okay” They are telling you some information. They’re not saying you need to be my entertainment committee.”- Sue Groner
This week on The Parenting Mentor:
- Tips for setting rules and boundaries with your child around Mommy’s work time.
- Specific tools for introducing your child to fun activities that they can do independently.
- How to talk about “alone time” with your child and help them understand the benefits.
- Tips for getting chores done with your child!
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