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Play! Please Play With Me!!! Why Your Child Needs Play and What to Do About It

I can’t tell you how many times a day I hear this statement from my own child.  It’s definitely challenging for me to think about how to give her the amount of play she is requesting, and obviously guilt provoking when I play with other people’s children all day, but don’t have time to play with… Continue reading Play! Please Play With Me!!! Why Your Child Needs Play and What to Do About It

What Parents Should Know About Their Young Child’s Emotional Health

You are a parent and this little human is looking at you, watching you, learning from you, and needing you.  There hasn’t been any time in your life when you’ve known this profound feeling and it is an experience that is difficult to explain (full of awe, terror, love, frustration and overwhelm to name a few… Continue reading What Parents Should Know About Their Young Child’s Emotional Health

Simple Ideas For Managing Separation Anxiety in your Kindergarten Kid

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com It’s fall, the kids are all back to school, and what is the #1 challenge I see coming through my door? Separation anxiety.  If you are a parent you’ve probably seen that panicked look in your child’s eyes - you’ve felt those little arms wrapped around your legs with super hero strength… Continue reading Simple Ideas For Managing Separation Anxiety in your Kindergarten Kid

3 Easy Ways to Connect With Your Child and Manage Their Behaviors

I once had a supervisor tell me that she couldn't imagine how I provided mental health services to very young children. She said, "I just imagine you sitting in a chair, in a room with a baby laying on a couch." This is a funny image, but the truth is that many people wonder why… Continue reading 3 Easy Ways to Connect With Your Child and Manage Their Behaviors