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Why Aggression in Play Benefits Your Child’s Emotional Development
Posted by Laurinda | February 29, 2024

Despite how it might seem at first, aggression in play can actually be a good thing, especially in play therapy! As parents, it's completely normal to feel concerned when we...

Help Your Child Cope When the Answer is No
Posted by Laurinda | February 2, 2024

7 Proven Strategies You can Try at Home to Help your Child Cope when the Answer is No Picture this: you say a simply 'No' to your child and suddenly, it...

Struggling with Low Confidence?
Posted by Laurinda | January 18, 2024

The one thing you can do today if you are struggling with low confidence.  We all want more confidence, right? That quiet, inner knowing that we can trust ourselves and...

Coping with First Day School Anxiety
Posted by Laurinda | December 9, 2023

A Guide to Help your Child Cope with Anxiety on the First Day of School.  So, the big day is looming: Your little one's first day at school! It's a...

Protecting My Child
Posted by Laurinda | September 25, 2023

A short poem inspired by the important work I do in helping children (including inner children) hold on to  the sparkle and magic of life. The precious gift of witnessing...

How to Help Your Child Feel Good About Themselves
Posted by Laurinda | April 13, 2023

6 Important Strategies to help your child feel good about themselves.  As a counsellor and child therapist, I always begin the therapeutic relationship by asking parents what their ultimate goal...

Struggling with Low Confidence?
Posted by Laurinda | February 10, 2023

The one thing you can do today if you are struggling with low confidence.  We all want more confidence, right? That quiet, inner knowing that we can trust ourselves and...

devil's child
Devil’s Child
Posted by Laurinda | February 9, 2023

The following poem and artwork, Devil's Child, is an example of how I used a combination of talk therapy, art therapy, play therapy and mindfulness to make peace with and...

Stop Being the Victim
Posted by Laurinda | January 30, 2023

The first step needed to stop being the victim and start taking back control of your life after trauma.  "You can’t sit under the chicken coop and ask God to...

Laurinda Jones
Posted by Laurinda | August 31, 2022

Hi, I’m Laurinda Jones, a trauma-informed creative play therapist and founder of SageAffect. I work with children and families who have experienced grief, loss and trauma, and for them to...