This morning I watched a little bird from my bedroom window. The bird was all by itself, sitting in the hundred-year-old oak tree in our backyard.

As I watched it, it taught me something really important about being a parent–and being a human–that is backed by research that I’ve been reading.

I made a 3-minute video about what I learned.

If a bird takes time out of its daily survival tasks to play, then play must be very important.

And I’d love to hear from you… What do YOU do for play?

Do you play an instrument?
Or play a game?
Or do artwork?
Or sports?

Some of my favorite playful things to do are: playing guitar and singing, playing pickleball, or a board game.

What activity brings you joy, and makes you feel the most alive?

I will read and respond to each comment below!

After reading the blog today, do you want more parenting support from me and meet similar parents?

You and I can personally talk in there if you’re struggling to figure out how to talk to your child.