SPACE: Empowering Parents to Nourish Anxious Childhood Emotions
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SPACE: Empowering Parents to Nourish Anxious Childhood Emotions

Childhood anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are common mental health challenges that affect many young minds. As parents, we play a pivotal role in supporting our children through these difficult emotions and helping them build resilience. SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) is an evidence-based, parent-focused treatment that helps caregivers with the tools to…

All About Parent Child Interaction Therapy
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All About Parent Child Interaction Therapy

What is PCIT?Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a positive, direct, and intensive therapy that helps both parents and children work on their parent-child relationship. What are the stages in PCIT?There are a few stages to Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. The first stage is to gather information about the client’s behaviors and the parent-child relationship. This is…

Toddler Travel Toy Ideas – Screen-Free!
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Toddler Travel Toy Ideas – Screen-Free!

Like many families, we are gearing up for summer travel with kids. The parents we work with often ask for toy recommendations. Here are some recommendations from our therapists, for fun and portable toddler toys. These are easy for car and plane rides and great to use while on vacation! ⁠🚙✈️🚊⁠ ⁠My Quiet Book – …

Does Your Kid Have Grit? – 5 Essential Characteristics and Why They Need Them
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Does Your Kid Have Grit? – 5 Essential Characteristics and Why They Need Them

When you hear the word “grit,” what comes to mind?  Now, think of it in terms of people—specifically, children. You’ll probably associate it with being tough or having the ability to pick yourself up and dust yourself off.  There is a lot of talk surrounding kids these days, and their lack of grit. In essence,…

Family Play Time: Why It’s Important & How to Do It
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Family Play Time: Why It’s Important & How to Do It

As adults, we might not think much about “playing,” or its importance. For a child, however, playing is a natural form of communication, learning, and growing.  While your child can get a lot out of playing on their own or with friends, family play time is just as important for a variety of reasons.  Unfortunately,…

Medical Play Therapy
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Medical Play Therapy

What is medical play therapy? Play therapy is helpful for children who have an illness or must have surgery that requires hospitalization. Hospitalizations are stressful for children and their families. Young children often feel frightened, confused, and out of control. Play therapy is used to help children understand and cope with illness, surgery, hospitalization, and medical…