I am reading a book called The Power of Play by David Elkind. I actually read the book a few years back, but decided it would be a good refresher for me to read it again! As the title suggests the author shares his beliefs and studies on children and spontaneous and unstructured play. It is a good informational read! The author spends time discussing the importance of making your own "authentic" parenting choices instead of being influenced by "what society (this includes in-laws or peers) says we should be doing or not doing as parents. I know it's often confusing as parents when there is so much unsolicited advice coming your way. I do know from experience that it is so worth sticking with what you believe is best for your child! After all, you know your child best! Just that you choose our Natural Learning group for your child means to me that you are truly parenting authentically! Just wanted to share that.