Monday, January 7, 2013

Backyard Tents and Child Development | Psych Central

Backyard Tents and Child Development | Psych Central: Time in a backyard tent is a wonderful metaphor for an important component of parenting – uninterrupted one-on-one attention. When a parent chats about what is important to the child, answers a child’s compelling questions about life, and tells stories about when he was young, a child learns more than information. He also learns that his questions are important enough to answer and that he is someone worth talking to. Time with a parent that is free of stress and that is all about him is critically important to the child’s sense of worth.

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