Jazmine McCoy, Psy.D., is an American clinical psychologist and author who specializes in child-raising skills as potty-training, keeping children on healthy sleep schedules and stopping temper tantrums.
Oops! Your child overheard you drop the F-bomb and now it’s their new favorite word. Or better yet, they—out of nowhere—say a swear word and you’re left wondering, “Where did they learn that from!? I’ve never used those words!”
Listen, if you hate pretend play, then please know you’re not alone. This is probably the number one concern I hear from parents when it comes to play. In this video, I share some things to consider if you’re in this boat as well as practical tips on setting boundaries when it comes to play.
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