Death of a loved one is a natural part of our human experience, but it can be very confusing for children. Grief and loss is a complicated experience for adults, let alone young children. They often do not have the language to articulate their feelings nor do they know how to cope with such painful […]
We often tend to think about anxiety as something adolescents and adults experience. After all, young children don’t have responsibilities or anything that could seem to be a legitimate source of stress, right? Wrong! Anxiety can start very early in children. Separation anxiety is something we expect in children, but there are other kinds as […]
At some point, every growing child struggles with big feelings. Whether they’re worried, scared, frustrated, or angry, they often don’t have the language or coping skills to deal with these kinds of emotions. As a registered play therapist, I help children work through these feelings using art, games, and toys to express, cope with, and […]
It’s easy to assume that children playing is just a fun way for them to pass the time, but there is actually a great deal of social, emotional, and neurological development that comes with play. Sensory play in particular is extremely important and healthy for growing minds and bodies.