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Raising Bi-Cultural Children

Our next guest blogger is Marly Hinestroza-Gaviria! Let’s welcome her as she introduces us into the ways of keeping heritage while raising bi-cultural children. ____________________________________________ Second

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So You Want to Be A Play Therapist?

Let’s welcome my next guest blogger is Kamini Verma as she dives into becoming play therapist!

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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.

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Foster Parent Struggles

My first guest blogger is Theresa Frasier. She highlights the struggles and realities of a foster parent and Play Therapist. Enjoy! Read More »

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Happy New Year!

Hey everyone! Welcome to 2018! You may  have noticed that you have not been getting the weekly emails anymore.  Since moving to Hawaii, I have really dropped the ball on that one.  But luckily, I have

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What are the "Must Have" Toys for a New Play Therapist?

Questions about “must have” toys get asked so many times by clinicians new to the field of play therapy.  And, the answers can vary widely.  I’ve given parents some of my favorite toys

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Is Therapy Actually Working? Tracking Progress With Three Simple Questions

Tracking progress in therapy can seem to be a difficult task. Children who are brought to therapy for some sort of behavior problem (like not following directions, hitting people or disrupting class) often

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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 to a group of school counselors. As

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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 love using brushes and paint.

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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 outside recreation are limited to say the

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