• How to effectively teach a child to entertain themselves

    How to teach play skills & What to do when a child can’t entertain themselves One of the reasons children struggle to entertain themselves is because they don’t have the play skills they need. Play is not just a way for your child to have fun, but it is how children integrate ideas and concepts…

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  • Episode 4: Responsive Parenting + Play to Address Child Behavior

    On this episode of Play Learn Thrive, Alanna speaks with Sheena Hill, psychotherapist and sleep coach. During their discussion, they touch on how to engage in responsive parenting over behavioral modification, and how to better connect with your young children when they’re struggling with right choices. Main Takeaways: Any time your children are under stress,…

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  • Q: when to introduce your child to a smartphone or tablet? A: NEVER!

    With technology becoming more and more a part of everyday life, it may seem like a good choice to introduce your child to technology early. But studies show that early smartphone usage can lead to technology addiction and other problematic behavior.   How technology influences a child’s behavior and development Technology can adversely affect a child’s…

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  • 7 Signs your Baby is Overstimulated & Unhappy

    You’ve tried everything to settle your baby but they are still fussy and cranky. It is frustrating for both of you. All you want is for them to calm down and be happy. So what is going on?  Your baby is likely overstimulated. Let’s talk about the signs your baby is overstimulated, the effects of…

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  • How to entertain a bored toddler at home with little effort

    How to entertain a bored toddler at home with little effort “Mom! I’m bored!” is something children repeat over and over.  What can you do at home to entertain a bored toddler? Do you play with them? Why not let them be bored? Is there even any benefits to being bored?  Open ended or parent…

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