Take a seat, it’s time to start ‘Sittervising’

Parenting is a rewarding experience, but let’s be honest – it can be a tad tiring! As a parent, you are constantly juggling a million things at once, from meal planning to laundry, from work obligations to extracurricular activities. It can be tough to find time for yourself, but it’s important to make sure you’re taking care of yourself too. 
That’s where sittervising” comes in, a parenting trend that’s still going strong. Sittervising is a parenting technique that involves stepping back from “intensive parentingfor a short time. This offers parents a break and is great for kids too! Think of sittervising as simply supervising your child’s play instead of actively participating. Take a seat and read.

Hands-off, Eyes-on Play

But wait, you might be thinking – isn’t this just a fancy way of saying “ignore your kids”? Not at all! The key difference with sittervising is that it’s not just about giving parents a break it’s also an opportunity for children to learn independence and self-sufficiency. Sittervising lets kids be kids on their own for a bit while staying under supervision.
For example, it’s a common sight to see parents running after their kids at the playground, which is fine – parents are allowed to have fun playing with their children – but it can be tough to keep up. Sittervising says it’s ok to take a seat on a bench and have a conversation, all while keeping an eye on kiddos. Of course, this hands-off approach involves keeping eyes-on, observing, and monitoring that everyone is staying safe. Parents get a breather and kids build important social skills like cooperation and conflict resolution it’s a win-win!
And sittervising isn’t just a playground thing! You can also sittervise comfortably at home or as part of a playdate. If you have a safe and well-equipped playroom, then you’re ready to start sittervising. B. spaces is a great place to start for outfitting a kid-friendly playroom and our award-winning toys will provide hour upon hour of independent play, year after year!
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Parents benefit from sittervising by promoting their kids’ independence and by reducing the stress of actively managing playtime. Parents of independent children have more time and energy to invest in other areas of their lives and, funnily enough, back into their kids’ lives!
At the end of the day, parenting is a balancing act. It’s important to prioritize your own needs as well as your child’s. Sittervising can be a great way to achieve that balance, giving you the chance to recharge while also providing your child with valuable opportunities for growth and development. So go ahead, take that break – you and your child will both benefit from it!
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