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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You Are AMAZING

That is the name of Holly Willard’s coloring book and the subject of her course Sexual Abuse Treatment Methods Using Play Therapy from the 2017 Play Therapy Summit.

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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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Adjusting to a New Baby in the Home: Lessons from MTV’s Chelsea Houska

If you are adjusting to a new  baby in your home and you have another child in the home that is school age or younger, you may find

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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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How To Get Your Child to "Be Good" (HINT: It’s Not By Just Saying It)

“Be good!” is probably the most common phrase used by parents with young children. It is also my #1 pet peeve.  The close second being the follow up

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Is Your Toddler Picking Up Bad Habits At Day Care?

Day care is a necessary evil for most parents.  Truthfully, it can also be a lifesaver.  If you trust your day care provider, having another set of people

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The Threenager: Why Dealing With Three Year Olds Is So Hard

Before I had kids, I would always say that three year olds were my favorite.  They are so cute-no longer babies but not quite big kids.  They look

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