Bullies. They are out there. Young and old. People who tear down others … maybe to feel stronger, in more control, (falsely) better. They may do it verbally … picking on someone’s faults or differences, making “jokes”
Real. Super. Mom. For some reason people in general have the tendency to assume that what we see in photos or read about in the media is the whole story. It is NEVER the whole story. We
Ever noticed how much Motherhood is like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland? Every time Alice thinks she has things figured out … everything changes. She needs to be small to fit through the door … only to find
One of my favorite things to do as a mom is read to my kids. And some of my favorite books to read to them are special stories that talk about the special bond between kids and
What’s your view of children? Precious? Obnoxious? A mystery? Incomplete? Frustrating? Incapable? Our personal views about children are bound to vary throughout our own life … and, at times, even throughout the day (or hour!). But it
As I was reviewing the required text, Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship (3rd Ed)“, by Garry Landreth, for the Psychotherapy with Children course I am teaching this trimester, I was reminded of the basic differences between
This image summarizes 2 pages of Chazan’s book on play therapy where she outlines the principles of play. I wanted to share it with you because it encompasses many reasons why play is SO important for children.
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 start of the school year is harder for some children. Maybe because it’s the very first time to attend school … maybe because it’s a new school due to a move or other life event …
Relationships between brothers and sisters are some of the most important and potentially longest lasting relationships in our lives. As parents helping to foster these relationships is important, but despite our very best efforts, rivalry between siblings
This post was written as a contribution to the Perfectly Imperfect: Parenting with Mental Illness Blog Carnival. The participating bloggers are sharing their experiences, thoughts, and opinions on how living with mental illness affects their daily lives
For some kids getting them to switch activities or leave for another location is like trying to move a brick wall. Maybe the child has always had difficulty with transitioning … or maybe it’s a new concern.