Children who do not play alone

Children who do not play alone

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Many parents find it difficult to have a moment of solitude or time to themselves at home. They despair because their child does not want to play alone; He does not know or does not want to entertain himself in his room and always demands his attention to be attended or played with. This lack of initiative when it comes to playing and creating games can be exhausting and also worrying.

It is normal that young children like to play with their parents, we are their greatest stimulus and the effective ties that are established are essential for their learning, but as they get older we must promote a certain autonomy in their games and in the disposition of your time and ours. It seems strange that a child, especially from the age of three, is attached to his mother's skirts, that he has no interest in playing for only more than two minutes, that he takes a lot of time from his parents and that he does not have the initiative or the concern to explore or create new spaces or objects.

This situation can be quite uncomfortable for parents whose child does not stop demanding their company; children who repeat all the time I get bored! to get our attention, even though he may have a lot of toys. We all know the importance of play, social relationships, creativity and exploration outside of the ties or supervision of mom or dad.

It is also essential and convenient to awaken in them a certain independence and initiative when it comes to playing, getting them to enjoy their toys or having a healthy relationship with other children. Although our child's room is usually full of toys, many times they no longer play with them because they do not attract their attention, or because they have already explored them or because they have not yet developed a creative game. Perhaps you need, in this case, new games in which to get involved and enjoy, even if it means for us that our child gets stained, experiences or provides us with some other inconvenience. Changes in this regard require a certain amount of patience, since we cannot do them overnight because our son will be used to us attending to his demands.

We must gradually encourage them to play alongside us, but without us. Our work will be easier for us if we pay attention to what types of games our child may be most interested in and if we enhance relationships and encounters with other children his age.

Patro Gabaldon. Editor of our site

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