The Culture of Childhood

I just wanted to take a quick minute to say how thankful I am for everyone that participated in the 2017 Play Therapy Summit. I have now moved to

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Why I Am Obsessed With Cooperative Board Games

Cooperative board games are one of the tools that I have invested in at my office this year for the first time.  Honestly,  I think I have become

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Should Your Playroom Include Aggressive Toys Like Play Guns?

Play therapists widely regard the use of aggressive toys, including toys guns, as an essential element to the playroom. However, many parents are hesitant to allow their children

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My Favorite Play Therapy Tools: Books and Games To Add To Your Playroom

People are always asking me for play therapy tools and resources. Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting a continuing education topic on play therapy and trauma

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What To Say (and what NOT to say) About Your Child’s Artwork

Does your child enjoy making artwork? Beginning as early as age one or two, most children enjoy scribbling with crayons. While most parents fear the mess, children really

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Play Therapy Termination Activity: The Chain of Intentions

Termination of play therapy services can be difficult for the counselor and the child. The relationship formed during the months of therapy is one of the most important

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How To Keep Teens Off Their Phone During Holiday Breaks

Does anyone is your family have nomophobia? What the heck is that, you ask? Nomophobia is a term coined to describe the anxiety that people feel when they

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Should Your Play Therapy Room Have A Treasure Box?

A treasure box is a container that has items that a child can choose at the end of the therapy session. The pediatrician usually has one. Ours has lollipops

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Feelings Activity: Inside Out Feelings

Feelings Activity for Play Therapy Looking for a great play therapy intervention for feelings? For those of who are familiar with the new Disney Pixar move, “Inside Out”,

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