Joyful Relationships with Children

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11 02, 2017

7 Research-Backed Ways Parents Can Build More Joy in 15 Minutes or Less

By | February 11th, 2017|Bonding, Joyful Relationships with Children|0 Comments

Joey hasn’t practiced his piano yet this week. Suzy has to finish her homework. Have to change the baby’s diaper and Carlos better take his bath before bed. Better find that library book that's due. Need to send that work email too. And load the dishwasher and fold the laundry, of course. If they’re not careful, parents can start to feel pushed [...]

29 08, 2015

Carving Out Space for a Child’s Unique Strengths

By | August 29th, 2015|Joyful Relationships with Children|0 Comments

By Erin Leyba, LCSW, PhD One way to delight in children is to know their strengths – inside and out – and provide creative opportunities for them to do the things they really love. Carving out time from busy days to honor children’s beloved activities, unique traits, and favorite interactions helps them thrive. Consciously noticing [...]

29 08, 2015

Unexpected Windows for Bonding With Children

By | August 29th, 2015|Joyful Relationships with Children|0 Comments

by Erin Leyba, LCSW, PhD One of the best ways to bond with children is to share joy. When there’s laughter, smiles, silliness, games, or creative play, relationships are strengthened. Other bonding might occur through special one-on-one time, gentle cuddles, or simply spending time together. When we think of bonding with children, we often think [...]