Thursday Aug 31, 2023

192: How to Intentionally Play With Your Kids with Joy Wendling *part 1*

Do you struggle to play with your kids? I know I do!
What does play look like to you? 

In this episode Sasha chats with Joy Wendling. Enthusiastic. Passionate. Profound. Joy is a writer, speaker, podcaster, certified parent coach, and founder of Created to Play. She has over 20 years of experience in children, youth, and family ministry, as well as a Master’s in Youth, Family, and Culture from Fuller Theological Seminary. Her idea of relaxing is gazing at the mountains from her island home with an ice-cold Diet Coke and a good book. Joy lives in the Pacific Northwest and enjoys laughing and playing with her five daughters and husband.

Sasha asks Joy to share about her specialty, playing with our kids. Joy encourages us that it's totally normal and provides a number of reasons why it might be difficult to intentionally play with our littles. She also provides clarity on what 'play' is... or can be and shares a number of tips on how to shift our mindset around play. Joy provides Biblical truth to encourage mommas to prioritize intentional play, even if it means starting small. 

*Be sure to come back tomorrow and listen to the next episode, 193, where Joy shares a bit more about the psychology and importance behind play, and the benefits of play for all.*

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