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#17 – Posted Tuesday June, 22nd 2021

How To Match Vitality Affect

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.

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#16 – Posted Tuesday June, 15th 2021

How To Validate A Child's Feelings

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

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#15 – Posted Tuesday June, 8th 2021

How To Answer A Child's Provocation

Is there a child in your life who seems to say things just to annoy you or hurt your feelings? In this week's How To Tuesday, Dafna explains how to respond to the alarming or hurtful things children sometimes say.

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#14 – Posted Friday May, 28th 2021

How To Respond To A Child's Nonverbal Signals

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.

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#13 – Posted Tuesday May, 25th 2021

How To Provide Structure For a Child

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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