I just finished a kid’s book titled Return of the Twelves. It’s about a set of wooden soldiers once owned by Branwell Bronte and his sisters. The soldiers are alive and the little boy who finds them watches over them as one of their Genii (plural for genius). When you’re a child small things are so appealing; this is why …
It takes a village, this parenting thing, and the village can cover the things you don’t like to do so that you can really really really enjoy spending time with your child doing the things that you both like.
It’s hard not to be a help but well intentioned helping can often be a hindrance. If you are like me and often impatient with your child’s play, try sitting on your hands and watching next time.
Parenting is infinitely easier if you remember what it was like to be little yourself. If you can remember the frustrations, the fears and the satisfactions of childhood then you will know what it is that your child is experiencing now. If your memory is foggy or if you had a childhood that doesn’t offer you much in the way …
Children create imaginary friends for lots of reasons but mostly because they can.
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