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  • Helping Children Adapt to The Arrival of A Sibling
    August 16, 2019 Gary Yorke

    Helping Children Adapt to The Arrival of A Sibling

    By Amy Fletcher, Baby Schooling  While psychologists advise parents to wait four years between children this seldom happens. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reports that 17.5% of parents have a 13 to 24 month age gap between...

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  • Birthday Parties Tips for Children with ADHD
    June 8, 2019 Erin C

    Birthday Parties Tips for Children with ADHD

    Every child should enjoy birthday parties as they are major events in their childhood. Children with ADHD are no exception. When children experience a good birthday celebration, whether it’s their own party or their friends', they will have a valuable memory. 
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  • June 4, 2019 Erin C

    What is Sand Tray Therapy?

    Sand tray therapy intervention has been practiced, studied, and diversified for over seventy years and involves many different components and theories. This post provides a brief overview.
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  • June 4, 2019 Erin C

    Play Therapy: Not Just Fun and Games

    Using play as an outlet, a child is able to reveal—and a play therapist is able to observe—any confusion, frustration, or anxiety that might be inhibiting their development, or otherwise preventing them from enjoying a happy, healthy childhood. It is for this reason that play has been referred to as the “language of childhood.” This post provides an brief overview of play therapy.
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  • Suggested Uses for the Trauma Reaction Cards
    May 22, 2019 Gary Yorke

    Suggested Uses for the Trauma Reaction Cards

    The Trauma Reaction Cards for Children & Adolescents were created to be used in a therapeutic setting with youth who have experienced trauma or other stressful life events. These cards capture the youth’s post trauma experience through the use of engaging visuals and interaction between the therapist and the individual. Here are three ways to use the cards with young children, parents, and older teens who may be hesitant to engage in trauma treatment.
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  • Using Games to Deal with Grief and Loss, Part Two
    May 8, 2019 Erin C

    Using Games to Deal with Grief and Loss, Part Two

    In this post I’ll introduce some games and activities that are helpful for working with children and adolescents who are experiencing a loss or grief. To read Part One and the introduction, click here. In Part One, I also discuss activities for preschool/kindergarten children.
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  • Identifying and Expressing Feelings
    August 28, 2018 Gary Yorke

    Identifying and Expressing Feelings

    Therapists and counselors are often concerned about a child’s emotional literacy. Emotionally literate children can manage their feelings and their reactions to those feelings. They can recognize and respond to other people’s feelings, which is a significant advantage in life....

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  • June Play Therapy Wrap-Up
    July 2, 2018 Erin C

    June Play Therapy Wrap-Up

    Children learn as they play. More importantly, in play, children learn how to learn. -O. Fred Donaldson Blog Another great submission from Leah Davies highlights the importance of encouraging thoughts for children. Leah has tips on how to provoke children...

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