Author Vince Gowmon Articles

Too Much: Why Adults Resist the Exuberant Nature of Children

For adults disconnected from their power, a child’s unbounded, spirited nature can easily be “too much”—too much enthusiasm, too much spontaneity, too much imagination, too much anger, too much sadness. The greater the repression in the adult carried...

Also labeled: Issue #61, Parenting, Family Life

Ask What, Not How

As a play coach, I conduct workshops to help adults reconnect with the skills and perspectives that encourage play, which are often dormant in grown-ups. In one of my Remembering to Play events, a father shared that his young son expressed interest...

The Right Brain Develops First: Why Play is the Foundation for Academic Learning

Did you know that the right brain develops first? It does so by the time children are 4 years old. The left brain, on the other hand, doesn’t fully come online until children are approximately 7; that’s why the first seven years are recognized as suc...