Posts Tagged ‘peer orientation’

Playdates?…No thanks!

I remember my relief when I first heard Dr. Gordon Neufeld, in talking about peer orientation, say that playdates weren’t important. I couldn’t believe my ears! Did he really say that playdates (and “socialization”), which were touted by teachers, pediatricians and parenting books everywhere as necessary for healthy development, weren’t necessary…and that they might even…

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Worried about “Socializing” your Shy Child? Worry no More!

Shyness, not wanting to go to school and “lack of” friends in school-age children are often sources of concern for both parents and teachers. However, when we look at these phenomena through a developmental lens we can begin to see that they should not be a source of alarm; in fact, they are usually a…

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