During assessment of young kids (upto 7-8 years old) i instruct parents to participate in child's play in my play-room. Observation of child parent play is often all that you need for a diagnosis.
There is a strange observation -
Over years, child-parent play has deteriorated significantly.
This may be population in my clinic.
I see less and less parents being able to "play" with the child.
And most young Indians seem to be blind and skill less in this area.
Playing with adult is an excellent growth and bonding opportunity for both.
Entire generation probably had little exposure to younger kids and haven't looked after any children. They were told to study and stay focussed on academics !
I don't know what went wrong.
"How to have a free play session with your toddler/child"