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 […]
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.
Self-esteem is a buzzword that is thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean? Self-esteem refers to how highly we regard or value ourselves. Many young people these days struggle with this concept, as the messages that they may receive from media and their peers tell them that they’re not good enough. Here […]
As a registered play therapist, it’s no surprise that I talk a lot about how important play is for children: it helps them explore their world, develop socially, and process their experiences. But the power of play is not something that benefits kids only; adults can also utilize play to better their own lives, specifically […]