#10: Why won’t my kids just go play?!?!

Do you feel frustrated when your kids won’t just go play? And what about the bins of Legos and awesome craft supplies? Why won’t they play with them?

Or, do you see playful moms and wish you could be more like them? Lisa and Melissa both do!

In this episode, Lisa interviews Melissa about play. Melissa has done her research and shares great information that will help you view play in new ways. You'll also gain insight into your kids and yourself.

Relevant Resources and Links:

Books (affiliate links):

Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul by Stuart Brown

Attaching Through Love, Hugs and Play: Simple Strategies to Help Build Connections with Your Child by Deborah Gray

The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun by Carol Kranowitz

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Play develops in stages like any other skill. Learn about the Stages of Play Development as well as the Play Personalities in this free guide.

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  1. Regina Forward
    October 10, 2018

    I love the explanation of play personalities! I just recently began writing out comics for my 11 year old to show him the progression of his behavior that led to a consequence or helped him decide how his behavior would end the story. It calmed him down and helped him make better choices! Now that I listened to your podcast I hear his love of story telling in all sorts of things he says and does throughout the day!

    1. macorkum
      October 10, 2018

      What a creative and non-shaming way to help your son! You’re a good mom, doing good work. Keep it up!


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