From Meltdowns to Milestones: Supporting Parents and Children in Play Therapy
In this episode, I respond to a question from Kaylee in Georgia regarding how to support parents in child-centered play therapy. It’s crucial to prepare parents for the fact that behaviors can initially worsen before improving during therapy. This knowledge helps them stay committed to the process. I recommend teaching parents skills like limit setting and choice giving to manage challenging behaviors effectively. Additionally, I highlight the link between a child’s self-esteem and power struggles, emphasizing that these issues are interconnected. By addressing these concerns and their related behaviors, parents can better support their child’s emotional development.
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