8 Tips to Encourage Independent Play

Since our daughter is an only child, I always just thought that either my wife and I should be playing with her the whole time. I worried that she might feel lonely or feel rejected if I said ‘no’ to a request of hers. It turns out that wasn’t exactly true. By saying ‘yes’ to her every request to play, to get toys out for her, or to otherwise occupy her, we were denying her of the confidence to do things by or for herself. Also, it’s exhausting and we  ...

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