Playing games can help connect when "forced talking" is difficult at times.
Developmentally, children sometimes don't have language to process things on an abstract level. Coaching to teach emotional regulation skills, setting boundaries, and role playing can help little ones cope with big changes in their lives.
I remember my first experiences with counseling weren't so fun or informative. I'm hoping this video can help alleviate some worries about seeking mental health support. Therapists are people, and some are a good match, some aren't. It's important to understand your rights as a consumer and what the process may be like with each therapist. I'll be making more to elaborate on things I missed.
Update: 12.2.2016 I will continue sharing information to help consumers better understand their options when searching for a good-fit therapist. I, personally, will not be offering services as a therapist to any new clients. I am working on transitioning into coaching services and will share updates.
5 Reasons Children Are Awesome
What are some things you loved best about childhood? Here are some of my favorites :)
The crooked painting kinda bugs, but oh well! Also, I just watched a video about children who may develop contingency-based love when raised in codependent family environments. I'll link: We Become Codependent in Our Childhood. How & Why We Develop Codependency. The Origins. Advice
Hi fellow messes! Just wanted to share an informative and easy-to-use parenting book by Dan Siegel, and Tina Payne Bryson. There's some neuroscience and attachment presented, and practical applications with charts to refer to.
Highly recommended for those working with children, and parents looking for some empathic and respectful interventions.
ORDER THE BOOK HERE: http://www.drdansiegel.com/books/the_whole_brain_child/