When’s the last time you played with your kids? Forget the sidelines because Mom Needs to Play!
Thanks to The Crayola Experience and Dunkin Donuts for partnering with mamachallenge for some great giveaways.
When is the last time you “played” with your kids?
Not just watched them but played with them?
Studies show that moms that play with their kids vs. just managed, monitor, or act as the organizer are happier as individuals. And a bonus: seeing mom at play (and happy doing it) also creates a stronger bond with the kids to see you be happy.
Science also shows that the more productive and creative moms at play initiated the release of dopamine, the chemical that actually makes you happy.
Happy Mama, Happier Family.
Now this doesn’t mean you aren’t the parent, it’s more that you are involved in the process rather than administer it all the time. I remember as a kid, going swimming meant your parent watched you swim. And as a parent, I’ve done the same thing, but my kids have asked, can’t you go swimming with us? That’s parenting gold – simple request for such a simple thing to make them happy and it’s exercise!
Another poll asked kids what invention they hated most and the #1 answer was cell phones because their kids were always on them! That says a lot, right?
I actually asked my Facebook friends what’s something they loved as kids and quit doing as adults. The list filled up quick – with tons of things they loved doing and hadn’t done in years. But almost every one of them couldn’t be done with the kids.
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About the Crayola Experience
Explore the Crayola Experience at The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano, Texas is where the magic of Crayola comes to life! Let your creativity run wild, color outside the lines, learn, explore and learn. This is an attraction the whole family can enjoy a colorful adventure for a child (and an adult’s) imagination!
The Crayola Experience in Plano is giving away four passes to get you in the colorful mood!
About Dunkin Donuts
What do you not know about Dunkin Donuts? It’s What America runs on. From coffee, to donuts and everything in between Dunkin Donuts make is your one spot for sweets, treats, and breakfast eats!
Dunkin Donuts is making it even easier to celebrate National Donut Day by sharing a $50 gift card with one special mamachallenge reader.