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Teaching Your Child to Play Independently
Episode 5317th June 2021 • The Modern Mommy Doc Podcast • Whitney Casares, MD, MPH, FAAP
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Would you love for your kids to play more independently? Are you worried about lasting effects from the pandemic on your kids’ well-being? Do you feel guilty about how much screen time your kids are getting, especially during the pandemic?

We’re talking about all of this today with Erin O’Connor. She is the co-founder of Scientific Mommy, a resource for parents that sifts through the data and presents research in an honest, accessible, and most importantly, an evidence-based way. 

We’re talking about independent versus collaborative play, why independent play is a good thing (so you can stop the mom guilt!), and how to foster independent play in your kids.

Erin also shares the research on how the pandemic may affect kids, including whether masks are detrimental for their development and whether we should be worried about any long-term effects from a lack of collaborative play during lockdowns.

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