Articles Archived on Other Websites

by Laurie Winslow Sargent

Child Development

Your Child Today: 1 to 2 years  Developmental Delays: How quickly should my child progress?  (Previously published in Christian Parenting Today magazine; now at Kyria.com with Christianity Today International.)

Your Child Today: 8 to 11 years  A Left-Handed Child in a Right-Handed World (Previously published in Christian Parenting Today magazine; now at Kyria.com with Christianity Today International.)

Encouraging Young Athletes and Physical Family Fun:  Cedar Valley Athlete.

Joyful Parenting

Delight in Your Child’s Design: How understanding his God-given personality traits can help you be a better parent. Previously published in Today’s Christian Woman magazine; now at Kyria.com with Christianity Today International. Led to writing the book, Delight in Your Child’s Design.

Don’t Wait to Play!: How family play can start even shortly after the birth of a new baby. Excerpt from The Power of Parent-Child Play, posted at CBN.com.

Parenting Struggles

May Day! May Day!: A story about how I goofed one day as a mother, and nearly missed a precious gift from my child. A cautionary tale!  Excerpt from The Power of Parent-Child Play, posted at CBN.com.

When Opposites Attack (Overcoming parent-child conflicts). Previously published in Focus on the Family magazine, now at family.org. Excerpt from the book Delight in Your Child’s Design, published by Tyndale and Focus on the Family.

Child Personality

Series at Focus on the Family (focusonthefamily.com):

Your Child’s Personality

Determining Your Child’s Personality Type (QUIZ)

Understanding Your Child’s Personality Traits Some of your child’s behavior and activities are connected with personality traits while others have developed to cope with expectations. Ask yourself these questions to discern which come most naturally to your child.

When Personality Differences Lead to Difficulties Understanding how personality differences may cause you to be irritated with your child can go a long way in helping you overcome frustration and effectively correct your child.

What Contributes to Personality Clashes: Not all personality clashes result from opposite personalities between parent and child. Here are other factors to consider.

Tips for Dealing With Personality Clashes: Here are seven ideas for keeping the right perspective, even when your child is driving you nuts.

All the personality related articles above were excerpts from the book Delight in Your Child’s Design, New copies of this book are available HERE at ParentChildPlay.com.

Articles about Laurie (Interviews)

Playing With Your Children Can Be More Than Fun and Games by Sarah Hamaker, at Crosswalk.com.

Interview–The Power of Parent-Child Play: Pathways Professional Counseling, Ask Anne.

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