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Reframing Discipline

A common theme I see in my office is difficulty with discipline. Parents come in overwhelmed by certain behaviors and feel that no matter what they do, what they say, or what punishment they give – nothing seems to help. Let’s face it, hearing screams coming from the back of the house, siblings fighting, temper tantrums, kids not doing school work, and...[ read more ]

Summer Survival Strategies: Keeping your cool when things get hot: 5 Strategies to help you maximize your parenting potential this summer

I (Erin) have a confession to make, as summer approached I found myself pondering the following questions: How do I keep my children engaged and busy this summer? How can we make the most of the time we have together as a family? How do I keep my cool when I am feeling stressed out or overwhelmed? My guess is...[ read more ]

As Luck Would Have It

Going through the journey of parenting is an adventure. It is full of joys, surprises, hardship, challenges, love, and loneliness. Embarking on the journey of parenting for some of us a planned event and a dream come true, others a surprising turn in life. Either path or, somewhere in between, we start to lay down dreams, wishes, hopes, goals, thoughts,...[ read more ]

Discipline and Punishment

Discipline and punishment are often misunderstood terms that get used interchangeably when it comes to parenting. At Play Therapy i.n.c. we believe that every parent, teacher, caregiver, and therapist (basically anyone who takes on the role of helping shape the lives of our children) does the absolute best they can in any given moment. Which means that we are not...[ read more ]

Anxious Behaviors in Children

One of the most widely misunderstood and common challenge children experience is anxiety. This is also one of the most common symptoms we see children work though in Play Therapy. Understanding what anxiety is, what it looks like, and ways to help children move through anxious emotions and feelings can change everything. One of the reasons anxiety in children is misunderstood...[ read more ]

Emotions from the Inside Out

Everybody has emotions and feelings but not everybody feels or expresses their emotions. For many years, I thought that emotions and feelings were synonyms but they are in fact different. Feelings are defined as a physical state or reaction according to Webster dictionary (www.webster.com). Emotions on the other hand is how we are expressing the feelings we have. In fact,...[ read more ]

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holiday’s from all of us here at Play Therapy i.n.c. We know that this time of year can be full of wonder and excitement, and stress and chaos. Managing the holidays can be tricky so here are a couple of quick tips to spend more time enjoying and connecting. Remember to take time to yourself to reconnect. Go for...[ read more ]

Managing Transitions and Change

Summer is coming to an end, days are getting shorter and nights are getting longer. This is the season for change and transitions. Fall seems to bring many changes for families’ whether it is back to school, starting a new activity, new routine, new job, new sibling, or even a new home all change and transitions in life can be...[ read more ]

Summer Survival Strategies: Keeping Your Cool When Things Get Hot: 5 Strategies To Help You Maximize Your Parenting Potential This Summer

I (Erin) have a confession to make, as summer approached I found myself pondering the following questions: How do I keep my children engaged and busy this summer? How can we make the most of the time we have together as a family? How do I keep my cool when I am feeling stressed out or overwhelmed? My guess is that this confession...[ read more ]

Super Heroes

Thinking back to your own childhood for a few moments will help empower you as a parent and connect with your child. So let’s take a trip down memory lane and see what comes up. Think back to when you were a child, who were your Heroes? Who did you look up to? They could be real people, fictional characters,...[ read more ]



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