Play is not merely a pass time for children, it is not just a language or their work; play is in fact exploration in life. It is about discovery, engagement, and curiosity. Sometimes play is messy, it can be hard, frustrating even. To play is to discover or create and it sometimes requires resilience and sticktoitiveness. It can also be fun, bring lots of laughter, joy, and excitement; and the making of memories to look back on even if it was at times hard. Play is ultimately connection and growth in action.
PlayWorx Australia endeavours to support families and parents in rediscovering the power of play to ultimately transform their journey, of parenthood, to one of deep connection and incredible growth.
Parents and the world of parenting is given a false understanding of the development of self-regulation in children. From self-soothing, to calm corners and time outs; parents are led to believe that small children have the capacity to regulate on their own, and it is our job to teach them how to do this by force or persuasion…
The reality of self-regulation and its development is the complete opposite, of this belief.
It is my hope that the Needs Wheel will help people, especially parents, to better understand the underlying drive behind behaviour…Needs lead to feelings, and feelings drive behaviour, it is the difference between meeting a need and ignoring a need that makes the world of difference in who we are able to be.
Managing the Momo Monsters. As many of you may have been made aware, a new parenting nightmare has gone viral. Fear spreads so quickly doesn’t it? The Momo challenge. For those who may not be aware the Momo challenge is supposed to be a hidden challenged...