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Discipline and Punishment

Posted on 10/2/2015 by SuperUser Account

Discipline and punishment are often misunderstood terms that get used interchangeably when it comes to parenting. At Play Therapy i.n.c. we believe that every parent, teacher, caregiver, and therapist (basically anyone who takes on the role of helping shape the lives of our children) does the absolute best they can in any given moment. Which means that we are not perfect and have moments of feeling like we somehow failed as parents, teachers, caregivers, or therapists. Guess what, that means we are human, and have an opportunity to reconnect and repair. We also believe that when it comes to our children we all want the best for them and to live healthy, connected, integrated lives. Which means a lot of bumps in the road and moments of wanting to pull out our hair or just scream. This is where discipline, punishment, and parenting styles enter into the picture.

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As Luck Would Have It

Posted on 1/22/2015 by SuperUser Account in challenging behaviors parenting play therapy nervous system relationships

Going through the journey of parenting is an adventure. It is full of joys, surprises, hardship, challenges, love, and loneliness. Embarking on the journey of parenting for some of us a planned event and a dream come true, others a surprising turn in life. Either path or, somewhere in between, we start to lay down dreams, wishes, hopes, goals, thoughts, and emotions of what our child will be like. And as luck would have it doesn’t always turn out that way.

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Summer Survival Strategies: Keeping your cool when things get hot: 5 Strategies to help you maximize your parenting potential this summer

Posted on 1/22/2015 by SuperUser Account in routines summer schedules family

I (Erin) have a confession to make, as summer approached I found myself pondering the following questions: • How do I keep my children engaged and busy this summer? • How can we make the most of the time we have together as a family? • How do I keep my cool when I am feeling stressed out or overwhelmed? My guess is that this confession is not all that far off from what some of you may be experiencing as well. I want to offer 5 strategies that I hope encourage you THRIVE (not just survive) this summer.

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Time Out!

Posted on 1/22/2015 by SuperUser Account in challenging behaviors dicipline time out

Fall is my favorite season. The warm summer days are fading to crisp cool evenings; the colors all around are changing. Skiing and snowboarding are right around the corner, and of course, football! With all the changes that accompany the transition from summer to winter, we often gravitate to making change in our own lives. For you, maybe the changes are to your health, finances, relationships, family, or parenting. So, now seems like a great time to change your thoughts about time-out.

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Impossible Routines

Posted on 11/9/2014 by SuperUser Account in routines

Does it ever seem like daily routines with your children seem impossible and you find yourself saying, "We do this everyday, why is it so hard?" If you answered yes, you are not alone. Everyday routines are difficult and can start and end your day full of stress. At Play Therapy i.n.c. we want families not just to survive the day but to thrive as healthy connected families. When we can better understand how our children perceive the world we can help them learn and grow. We have put together some helpful information and tips on getting through your day.

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