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Care & Feeding: My Son Doesn’t “Play Like A Boy”
31 minutes Posted Feb 1, 2024 at 11:00 am.
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On this episode: Elizabeth, Zak and Jamilah help a member of our Facebook group who’s worried that her son isn’t making friends… because the kids at school separate into gender cliques, and he’s not into roughhousing “boy stuff.” We’ll discuss how to help this kid feel more comfortable joining games — and whether the teacher needs to be looped in.


We’ll also debrief on our week in parenting with a round of triumphs and fails, and then revisit a conversation we had about a toddler with separation anxiety


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Podcast produced by Maura Currie, with special thanks to Rosemary Belson.

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