Stop Rewarding Perfect Attendance in School, PLEASE

This is my first year with a school-age child and so it has prompted a re-introduction to all of the customary school traditions. Most recently, this included the

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Never Enough Time in Nature: The Benefits of Being Outside

As the temperatures start to cool off in many places, this is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of some fabulous time in nature.  Nature enthusiasts would say

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What Happened After I Got Rid of 75% of My Kids Toys

Wow, it sounds really mean to say that I got rid of 75% percent of my kids toys!  And I didn’t actually count them and calculate this math,

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Celebrating Play Therapy During National Play Therapy Week 2019

While most of you were watching the Super Bowl, play therapists around the country were beginning their annual celebrations of National Play Therapy Week (February 3-9). National Play

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Should a 5 Year Old Have a New Year’s Resolution??

Last night, I started talking with my 5 year old daughter about New Years celebrations. We talked about seeing a fireworks show and then I told her that

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“If It Bleeds, It Leads” – Talking to Children About Tragic News Headlines

Welcome back our guest blogger Marly Hinestroza, as she discusses about tragic media headlines, the effects on children, and how you as a parent can help!  ___________ On

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Anxiety in Children and How to Help

Let’s welcome back one of our guest bloggers, Kim Martinez, as she dives into the topic of children with anxiety. ___________________________ Parental Support of Children with Anxiety When

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Helping Your Child Navigate Difficult Emotions

Welcome Alyssa Caldbeck as our guest blogger this week as she explores navigating a child’s difficult emotions. ______________________________ Parenting is the most challenging job you’ll ever have. Weathering

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Early Signs And Intervention

Let’s welcome our latest guest blogger, Leanna Rae, as she begins a series of articles on early signs of sensory and motor immaturity and early intervention! ___________________________________ Learning

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Working with Gifted Children in Play Therapy: Part 1

Our next guest blogger is Dr. Jessica Stone who dives into the world of working with gifted children.      I have quite a few gifted clients.  I

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