Month: January 2020

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How to Help a Clingy Child Play Independently

Your clingy child won’t play independently? In this post, you’ll learn how play therapists help increase kids capacity for play – and how you can too at home.   A parent I was working with once said, “My child would still want more from me if I was watching over her and doing nothing else for

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helping children after violence or disaster

Helping Children Exposed to Shocking Events

We all struggle to deal thoughtfully with natural disasters and senseless violence. A cascade of feelings is triggered in each of us when we are exposed to images of death and strife. It’s shocking to witness the human and material expense of the age-old tool of violence being exacted from us, our loved ones, and

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