Uno

Are you even a child therapist if you don’t play Uno at least once a day at your practice? It’s an excellent way to build relationship, it’s fun, there’s a combination of strategy and luck involved, and kids of all ages already know how to play. A couple of my clients have struggled to getContinue reading “Uno”

I Don’t Want To Be Bad: Kindle Edition

When I first looked into self-publishing I Don’t Want To Be Bad, it was important to me to go the paperback route because I pictured it as something people could hold in their hands, dog-ear, and mark up as they desired. I also wasn’t sure how to best format this type of book for anContinue reading “I Don’t Want To Be Bad: Kindle Edition”

Connect Four

I. LOVE. Connect Four. It’s similar to chess in that you have to plan ahead and focus on two things at once (where I’m moving and where you’re moving), but it’s much less complicated and so can be used with younger clients. If you want to play Connect Four with your clients, this website willContinue reading “Connect Four”

Whatever You Do, Don’t Think about Pink Elephants

Something a lot of my clients struggle with is thought stopping. Thought stopping refers to shutting down a thought that is unpleasant, distressing, or uncomfortable. We are all constantly thinking, all the time, without even trying. Sometimes when a thought is upsetting, it can be hard to let it go. Kids sometimes have trouble understandingContinue reading “Whatever You Do, Don’t Think about Pink Elephants”

How Strong are My Feelings?

When we work with children, it is vital that we remember that their brains are different than our adult brains. The frontal lobe, or the part of the brain in charge of talking, logic, and impulse control, continues developing well into our 20s and possibly our 30s, depending on which study you read. Have youContinue reading “How Strong are My Feelings?”