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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“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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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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Adjusting to Change: A Lifelong Opportunity for Learning

Part of a therapist’s job is to help children with adjusting to change in a healthy and productive way.  Typically this involves changes that happened in a family

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Back to School Worries: What NOT To Say To Your Child

Back to school already? I really can’t believe that summer is almost over and that it is time to have this conversation. Here in Tennessee, many schools start

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The Parents’ Guide to Discussing ’13 Reasons Why’ With Your Child

Netflix launched a new show at the end of March 2017 called ’13 Reasons Why” that has drawn a lot of buzz in therapy circles and parenting groups.

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Is Music.ly Safe For Teens?

Music.ly (pronounced as if there were not a period), is a video social media platform based around (you guessed it) music and marketed by the company as a

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When Do You Take A Suicide Threat Seriously?

A suicide threat is probably one of my least favorite parts of therapy practice.  How do you know when to take these threats seriously and when can you

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I’m Bored: How To Respond When Your Child Can’t Entertain Himself

What can you do when your child complains of being bored? Well, it’s January-we are all bored! It’s cold and rainy here this week and the opportunities for

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