Understanding How Virtual Play Therapy Works

Understanding How Virtual Play Therapy Works

Understanding How Virtual Play Therapy Works

National Play Therapy Week is February 3 – 13, 2021! How does play therapy work during a pandemic when therapy sessions move online? Amanda Shaneberger, Registered Play Therapist, explains!

How to Talk to Children About Difficult News

How to Talk to Children About Difficult News
Children's lives are touched by trauma on a regular basis, no matter how much parents or teachers try to keep the "bad things" away. Instead of shielding children from the dangers, violence or tragedies around us, adults should talk to...

Tips for Teaching Children to be Grateful Givers

Tips for Teaching Children to be Grateful Givers
'Tis the season of giving! While it's fun to think about the gifts we want to give our kids, it's important to also teach them how to be good givers themselves. Involving your kids in gifting is a great way...

Teaching Our Kids About Gratitude

Teaching Our Kids About Gratitude

Gratefulness is an emotion – it is not something we can force our children to experience. While we can’t make a child appreciate something, we can encourage them to say “thank you” and provide teachable moments about being appreciative and…

Helping Children with ADHD Thrive During Remote Learning

Helping Children with ADHD Thrive During Remote Learning

Parenting from home during the COVID-19 school year is extremely challenging—especially if you have a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)! Children with ADHD struggle to keep their attention focused and their behavior within appropriate limits, and this is…

8 Tips for Learning at Home During COVID-19

8 Tips for Learning at Home During COVID-19

In this time of uncertainty, families and teachers are struggling to help children learn at home. Many kids and adults are struggling with self-regulation, finding it difficult to stay motivated and focused on schoolwork without the structure of the classroom….

Psychological First Aid: Helping Children Better Manage Stress

Psychological First Aid: Helping Children Better Manage Stress
No school, no church, no playdates with friends, no summer vacation trips…life has been and continues to be extremely stressful for everyone—including children. Adults can often identify what is stressful in their life and talk about it. Children, on the...

Advice For Families Anxious About Reopening: Maranda Interview with Dr. Greg Mallis

Advice For Families Anxious About Reopening: Maranda Interview with Dr. Greg Mallis

Dr. Mallis suggests families go at their own speed with going back out in public. Whether it be going to your favorite restaurant and sitting outside, going to the John Ball Zoo or Craig’s Cruisers, or even just going to the beach. It’s important that you take the steps that are most comfortable to you and your family when trying to regain some normalcy in your lives.