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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The Empathetic Child

Welcome guest blogger, Adrienne Jeffries! She brings to light the realities of nurturing the Empathetic Child! Being a Social Worker and having at least one empathetic child, I

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The Value of Unstructured Play

“Play.” That was the answer my three year old son gave when I asked the same question I ask every Friday afternoon.  The question is, “What do you

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10 Tips for Traveling With Toddlers Without Going Crazy

If you are planning on traveling with toddlers this holiday week, then you might have some anxiety (or dread) about leaving home, but I can tell you that

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What To Tell Your Children When Your Pet Dies

It is very difficult to decide what to tell your children when your pet dies.  The only thing I can tell you for sure is that there is

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Drowning Prevention PSA To Start Summer Out Right!

Summer is upon us and unfortunately, that means that there will be at least one local news story about a child drowning.  It happens every year (too many

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