Go To The Playground!

I feel fortunate to live close to 3 parks/playgrounds that we can walk to.  My kids love it!  And aside from the obvious benefits of getting them outside and moving, there are the hidden reasons playgrounds are important…

1)  Playing with peers helps develop social skills.  It provides opportunities to make connections (for parents too.)
2)  Kids can use their imagination to create new games.  My son has been obsessed with American Ninja Warriors this summer.  He uses any playground we find to help him “train.”  And according to his doctor this really helped him with his core strength.
3)  Being outside is calming.  The fresh air, time away from screens, and listening to the sounds on the playground are unique.

Why do you love the playground?

Read this article for a list of the best cities for finding playgrounds:

https://www.fatherly.com/the-25-best-cities-for-kids-to-play-outside—fatherly-report-1247315890.html

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Joyeux Parenting

I am the proud mother of two beautiful children and have lived in Boston for most of my life. I have over twenty years of experience as a Child Development Specialist working with new families, pediatricians at Mass General Hospital, and Early Intervention. I have a wealth of knowledge and expertise regarding the challenges related to breastfeeding, behavior management, picky eaters, discipline, sleep, and development. I love being a wife and mother and sharing my experiences-the good, the bad, and the ugly. I am constantly learning about new evidence based information as it relates to parenting. Most importantly, I think it is crucial to recognize that we all make mistakes and learn from them. I am a firm believer that humor is essential as you navigate the world. Parenting should be full of joy and that is why I started my business Joyeux Parenting. Thank you for allowing me to share my experiences with you.

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