Just like bath time and bed time, uninterrupted playtime with Mommy or Daddy should be an important part of your daily routine. It can be as short as 15 or 20 minutes a day. Turn off your devices and let your child choose and lead the play sequence. Your role is to embrace his ideas, follow and join her, and then build on what she makes up. Choose games and activities that are fun and pleasurable for both you and your child.  Authentic pleasure in a parent-child relationship leads to a secure attachment.  Try this and you may find that your child is more flexible, attentive and has an easier time with more stressful parts of the day.

Mom and boy playing blocks

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