Category: Child

Communication-Encouraging, School-Related Scripts for Parents & Guardians. 

Communication-Encouraging, School-Related Scripts for Parents & Guardians.  school and communication

An Unfortunate School-Related Truth: Sometimes, our kiddos will end up spending time around school staff members that discipline or supervise in ways we don’t practice, support, or encourage at home. While some people feel authoritarian-ish styles build character— the research says otherwise. Children often really need our help when it comes to processing certain pieces […]

4 Tips for Parents to Engage Their Teens in Conversation

4 Tips for Parents to Engage Their Teens in Conversation

Parents, it isn’t uncommon to find that your once chatty child is starting to become more reserved or unforthcoming as the years go by. While one can recognize that this is not unusual for a teenager, these changes can still bring about a range of emotions in the child’s guardians. Some get anxious & start […]

How to Cope with Graduation Anxiety

How to Cope with Graduation Anxiety

 To the Graduate: Congratulations on making it to this point! I know there are likely a mixed bag of emotions that are present for you. No more homework, exams, uncomfortable desks (well, hopefully at least), you are DONE! But then, at the same time, what now?! I imagine this is the point that for many […]

5 Calming Techniques to Help Children Regulate Their Emotions

5 Calming Techniques to Help Children Regulate Their Emotions

When children don’t know how to regulate their emotions, strong feelings can often result in tantrums, outbursts, fighting, defiance, or withdrawal and isolation. It is important to help children understand that we all feel strong emotions and that they are allowed to feel really angry, sad, upset, or confused about something but how we respond […]

Play Therapy: It’s More Than Just Child’s Play

Play Therapy: It’s More Than Just Child’s Play

The concept of Play Therapy may sound unconventional to some, but in reality Play Therapy is one of the most used and beneficial forms of therapy to help children overcome whatever problems they are facing.  While most teenagers and adults are able to verbally communicate their troubles.  A child may find it difficult to open […]

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