Most of us understand the feeling all too well. Like when we put off cleaning up their messes, put them in front of the TV to keep them quiet, or pass up the opportunity to chase them around so we can relax on our sofas. However, it's comforting to know that we're not the only ones who resort to these short breaks and clever shortcuts.
Some people may fear that these habits will make them look like a bad parent, but believe it or not, giving the kids a bit of space can be a good thing. This study from the University of Colorado revealed that allowing children to play freely and learn on their own could actually improve their executive functioning in the long run. And even better — it can boost their social and cognitive skills.
So the next time you want to take a step back and be a lazy parent like these moms and dads, just remember, you're only helping the kids out!
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