How Overscheduling And Overprotecting Affects Child Development

When my daughter was a young toddler, I constantly chased after her trying to make sure she was "safe." I baby-proofed every inch of my house -- and grandma's. I was her shadow when she walked, just in case she stumbled. With my ever-present pack of wipes, I sanitized every eating surface we came into … Continue reading How Overscheduling And Overprotecting Affects Child Development

What Outdoor Free Play Does For Children

When given the opportunity to play on their own, children demonstrate greater levels of confidence and improved social skills. There are also wider community benefits of independent play, such as closer neighborhood relations, a stronger sense of community, and less fear of crime (Shaw et al. 2013). Children also get to have rest away from … Continue reading What Outdoor Free Play Does For Children