When a child comes to you feeling upset, how do you let them know you truly understand what they are saying? Dafna provides some tips to help you let the kids in your life know that you understand where they're coming from without exacerbating the issue.
It's extremely common for parents and therapists to want to label a child's emotions with words like "sad" or "mad". Despite the good intentions, this can actually be alienating for the child who many feel like their caretakers aren't understanding their feelings. Dafna explains how to validate a child's feelings in a way that avoids this miscommunication
It's week 4 of How To Tuesday! This week Dafna talks about another dimension of Theraplay: nurture! In order to fully nurture a child, parents and clinicians alike must be able to recognize and respond to the child's signals, both spoken and nonverbal.
For week 3 of How To Tuesday, Dafna talks about one of the 4 dimensions of Theraplay: Structure! Learn why structure is so important during a child's development and hear some examples of ways you can incorporate structure into the lives of kids around you.
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