I was thrilled when Consciously Parenting invited me onto their podcast to discuss the three central themes of my picture book Jamie is Jamie (Free Spirit Publishing, 2018). I’ve long respected the work of Consciously Parenting and all of the support and resources Rebecca Thompson Hitt provides for struggling parents.
In this episode I talk about the importance of free play, using as much humor and references to the Lego movie as possible. It is a challenge in our over-scheduled lives for kids to have time to just play, and even harder for us to find time to play with them. Here I give some guidance and tips for supporting free play in a way that benefits kids and stays within parents’ comfort levels (for the most part).