“I entered parenthood confident in my ability to play with my child. Earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater from a contemporary arts school, I spent many hours as a young adult following impulses, living in imaginary worlds and rolling around on the floor. While studying for my Master’s Degree in clinical and community psychology, I learned that play was a child’s most important way of making sense of the world until the age of seven. I wasn’t going to make the mistake of getting too serious too soon. I even planned to home school (unschool actually) to keep her childhood playful as long as possible.
Then life happened…“
I’m thrilled to be today’s guest on the wonderful 28 Days of Play series over at You Plus 2 Parenting. Hosted by parenting expert and mama Rachel Cedar, the series asks 28 parent/writers to talk about the ups and downs of playing with their kids from a very personal point of view. No advice. No how-to’s. Just the rawness of how it really is, even when it’s not pretty.
You can read the rest of my post here.
Be sure to check out the first four fantastic posts by Dana Talusani (The Kitchen Witch), Pamela Hunt Cloyd (Walking On My Hands), Aidan Donnelly Rowley (Ivy League Insecurities), and Jason Good (author of This is Ridiculous. This is Amazing).
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