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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...

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...

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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...

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How To Help Your Child Calm Down
Posted by Laurinda | August 29, 2022

Try this fun activity to quickly get your child to calm down and follow your instructions. Most issues I deal with in my practice as a play therapist have to...