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How to Play the "Lazy" Way

Some days I lean into “lazy” parenting.

Why would I admit that?

Because we can’t be fully on all the time, and if that’s your goal or expectation, you will feel a lot of frustration and disappointment.

I call this “lazy” parenting because I am intentionally handing the reigns over to my child, just for a few minutes.

Watch the whole video (you don't need an Instagram account) to see

  • how I knew it was a good time to be “lazy”

  • how I knew this would work for my child on this day

  • how I handled my own limit on the playtime

Spoiler alert: I did this “lazy” parenting for about 15 minutes. This is not an all-day, everyday solution to parenting overwhelm.

This is an option to mix things up and get some relief instead of pushing harder or forcing yourself to be with your child in a particular way.

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💜 Allyn


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