MP 094 : The Myth of the Play Date

“When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions it is up to us to share our calm, not join in the chaos”

You are at a friend’s house for dinner with your kids. The 3 and 5 yr old are playing on the floor. Each has a toy, but then one child decides that he wants what his friend has. Chaos ensues. What are parents to do? How do you deal with your child? What do you say to the little friend? How do you manage this with your hosts? This is a sticky situation that many parents run into – how can you have peace between little kids visiting together? We talk about this and give some realistic expectations on little kids play and social interactions.