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Play Therapist Recommended Games

5 Games to Encourage Social/Emotional Health & Connection As a parent, I often wonder how I can create situations to teach my kids the social/emotional skills they need while helping them to integrate the information in a meaningful way. After speaking with all four of our play therapist practitioners, these were the games suggested to parents and caregivers to help...[ read more ]

How to Model Co-Regulation

We've all been there! Your child is upset he can't eat ice cream for dinner. Your dog peed on the rug. Your boss just called you last minute, letting you know a report is due at 8am the next morning. You just learned that your favorite heirloom from your grandparents was broken. You are about to lose it and your...[ read more ]

Creating Connection Important to You

Creating Connection Important to You   This year has been DIFFERENT. As the holidays approach this year the question is: What about the holiday season is important to you and your family?  Sharing stories Connecting with friends and family Sharing a warm meal Spiritual reflection Playing games Your unique family traditions What is important to your loved ones and your children...[ read more ]

Confessions from an Intake Coordinator

I remember my first call for help… crouched down in the corner of my closet while still hearing my child's screams from two rooms over. "Kelly, how am I supposed to do this?" It's been over four years since I made that call and I'm now the person on the other end of the phone for Play Therapy Connection. I'm...[ read more ]

How to Keep Your Kids Healthy

  Many parents right now are wondering, "what is the best way to protect my child from COVID and other illnesses as they return back to school or into social situations?" At Play Therapy Connection, we are a big believer that immune system health begins with the gut. Eating healthy, whole foods can be used to stabilize the immune system...[ read more ]

Your FREE Parent Coaching Guide

Two weeks ago, we asked you to submit your parenting questions so we could answer via video and you definitely delivered! We had several questions submitted, and the videos we made include: How to encourage our children to adopt a more “go-with-the-flow” attitude Watch Here Addressing the meltdowns that come after “no” Watch Here Lessening our children’s anxiety during the...[ read more ]

Everything You Need to Know About Telehealth

We created a series of videos outlining the most common questions about telehealth. We also provide information about how Play Therapy works over a computer screen. But, if you’re more of a reader, here is the breakdown. *Please note, we are offering BOTH in-person and telehealth sessions at this time. Call us to discuss your specific situation. * Topic 1:...[ read more ]

Overcoming Challenges with Distance Learning

ONE. MORE. MONTH. You’re almost there! Only a few weeks left until you’re finished with this year’s homeschooling experiment and we know you’re tired. Recently, we spoke with dozens of parents from Colorado to answer their most pressing parenting questions and it’s not a surprise that their child’s behavior surrounding distance learning continued to come up again and again. If...[ read more ]

Supporting You During Quarantine

Parents, we know you are anxious, tired and overwhelmed. In order to support you, we have created a YouTube channel featuring short videos to help parents navigate through this season of quarantine. Here are some of the topics we offer support on: "How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID19" "Delivering Bad News to Your Kids: No More School" "How this...[ read more ]

Why I did parent coaching (and what I learned)

This blog is written a little differently: not by a play therapist, by a parent. My name is Sharlyn Francis and I’m the Marketing and Business Coordinator at Play Therapy Connection. Here is a breakdown of my experience with parent coaching and what I’ve learned along the way. Why did I decide to do it? The phrase “I don’t know...[ read more ]

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