flexible

Teaching Flexibility to Kids

Teaching Flexibility to Kids

Have you ever had one of those parenting moments where you realize you thought you had taught your kids something, but realized you actually never had?

I realized recently that my daughter doesn't know what being flexible means. I say it to her all the time and I always thought she understood what I meant. Today my son was a little cranky, so I asked her to be flexible. As I watched, she continued to be inflexible. I finally asked asked her “What do I mean when I say be flexible with your brother?”  She said “be nice”.  While I think it's good that she knows to be nice to her brother it's actually not what flexibility is all about.

Copyright © Encourage Play, LLC 2013-2017