Magazine article Working Mother

Raising Bounce-Back Kids

Magazine article Working Mother

Raising Bounce-Back Kids

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encourage "mistakes."

We often try to help kids do things "right." But experimenting, without a goal, is important for young children. A kid whose block tower falls can become frustrated that he's "failed." So help him focus on figuring out why it fell, or suggest knocking it over on purpose, for fun. These strategies help kids develop fortitude and understand the joy of play for its own sake.

Find words for impatience.

Waiting is so hard for tiny tykes. Before a child has the ability to verbalize that, say, he wants to leave the supermarket, he might act out. But even very little ones understand more than they can express. Slow him down and get him to breathe, then help him find just the right word to express his exasperation-even if it's a strong word like "mad. …

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