In preparing for the start of the Psychotherapy with Children course that I’m teaching at the Michigan School of Professional Psychology, I decided to make a visual of Garry Landreth’s Principles for Relationships with Children. While creating the image in PicMonkey I realized that it would also be a wonderful message to share here on the blog. (it’s been fun to be able to use the skills I’ve learned through blogging to help aid as a professor!)
It’s written for play therapists … but the principles can apply to ANY relationship with a child – such as the parent-child relationship. And as we enter a new year, it’s seems appropriate to assess parenting strengths and weaknesses … and set new goals in hopes to create even stronger bonds with our children.
So, Happy New Year … from me to you.
Here’s to enhanced connections with children!
May you play and grow together throughout 2014!
from Landreth, G. Play therapy: The art of the relationship
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Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.