I regularly share articles with CHAC parents from Parenting Ideas - one of Australia’s most trusted sources of parenting education and support.
Written by Michael Grose (founder of Parenting Ideas), ‘Peer Time Counts Big Time’ states that life for children and teenagers is generally very busy and adult-initiated, and that spending free time with peers benefits kids in many ways:
- They learn to negotiate and communicate
- They become independent quicker
- They are less anxious
- They become more innovative
- They get along better with others
I encourage all parents to read the full article, which can be found here.
Michael Grose, founder of Parenting Ideas, is one of Australia’s leading parenting educators. He’s the author of ten books for parents including Thriving! and the best-selling Why First Borns Rule the World and Last Borns Want to Change It, and his latest release Spoonfed Generation: How to raise independent children.