Calm Down Kit for Older Children; Developing Emotional Self-Regulation

Calm Down Kit for Older Children; Developing Emotional Self-Regulation

Anxiety Sarah (my website partner) and I work organically. As play therapists, we set goals and intentions but we will always follow the child’s lead when an issue comes up. The same is true of our blog. We set a plan of what we are going to write about for the month,...
Mar 09, 2017 22 Comments
Some Problems Can’t be Solved

Some Problems Can’t be Solved

Anxiety Sarah and I are play therapists who also practice positive parenting. Over the years we have spent a lot of time helping children process their feelings, talk about their problems, and practice problem-solving. I cannot express how rewarding it has been. We have...
Feb 23, 2017 6 Comments
Integrate Critical Thinking Skills & Executive Functioning

Integrate Critical Thinking Skills & Executive Functioning

Anxiety A popular phrase in educational circles these days is “teaching critical thinking skills“. Our state believes that this skill is so lacking in our students that they have added critical thinking skills to the middle school and high school curriculum. A...
Jan 09, 2017 6 Comments
Encouraging Children to Have Healthy Self-Esteem;  Activities for Kids that Build Confidence

Encouraging Children to Have Healthy Self-Esteem; Activities for Kids that Build Confidence

Anxiety We asked our readers what issues or activities they would like us to write and many responded that they are concerned with bullying and their child’s self-esteem. This post contains affiliate links. Please visit our disclosure page for more information. Bullies only...
May 11, 2016 22 Comments