The author copies of my new book, Creating a Beautiful Mess: Ten Essential Play Experiences for a Joyous Childhood, arrived today!
As I described in a recent interview, the book “was inspired by my conversations with parents of the children in the CTD summer Leapfrog program. I was leading a series of parent seminars about how to nurture your child’s passions, and what I found is that most parents already know what their children are passionate about. What parents were most concerned about, however, was whether their children were leading balanced, healthy lives. The concerns they expressed were often around issues of technology. They wondered what their children were missing when they were playing computer games or using an iPad. I wrote Creating a Beautiful Mess to offer parents some guidance about what kinds of play experiences make up a balanced, healthy and joyous childhood. ”