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Helping Your Child Cope with Fears
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Helping Your Child Cope with Fears

Halloween is upon us. Which means it is the time of year for scary masks in the aisles of the grocery store, age-inappropriate shows or commercials at all hours of the day on every screen, and countless other opportunities for your child to see or hear something that scares them. Unfortunately, we parents cannot completely...

Play Therapy – What is it?
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Play Therapy – What is it?

So what exactly is play therapy? How is a child sitting with a trained therapist and engaging in play a helpful resource? Landreth and Bratton summarize it well: “Because children’s language development lags behind their cognitive development, they communicate their awareness of what is happening in their world through their play. In play therapy toys are viewed...

Parenthood 101 – Affirmation
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Parenthood 101 – Affirmation

‘Affirm’ as defined by Merriam Webster: – to say that something is true in a confident way : to show a strong belief in or dedication to (something, such as an important idea) Let’s flesh that out as it relates to parenting our kids. What can we affirm? Certainly, we can affirm their positive behaviors...

Little Things Make Small Kids Big
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Little Things Make Small Kids Big

My 5 year old daughter has a runny nose and congestion.  It’s just that time of year.  Lucky for me she remembered to remind me that she needed her medicine tonight as I was tucking her into bed.  She’s moved up in the world from the chalky chewable’s (Have you ever tried one? They taste...