Playing Safe: Practical Protection Every Kid Could Use
Would you rather ride together with your child on the slide than letting him do it himself? If so, then you might want to take your "overprotectiveness" several notches lower.
On a Mail Online report, a study shows that overly protective parents are more likely to cause injury to their children, especially in the playground.
As counter-intuitive as it may sound, you can best help them grow up confident and less anxious by not constantly worrying after them. Nevertheless, this does not mean that you stop being protective, though. What you can do, instead, is to provide a safe place for them to learn, play, and enjoy.
- Keep hazardous objects out of reach.
- Purchase age-appropriate playthings.
- Supervise when they are playing by the pool, tub, or bathroom.
- Never leave them in parks or playgrounds by themselves.
- Enrol them at a reputable daycare to have someone watch over them in your absence.
Speaking of the last item, register at a facility such as Wendy Hut Bespoke Daycare as they can provide the right care your child needs while you are not around.