July 25, 2019

Adult coloring books have been a fad in the psychological community for a few years. At first, I wasn’t sure if I bought the idea behind the fad—that coloring books help reduce anxiety and even anger. The idea seemed a little ridiculous to me: as an adult, why would I...

May 22, 2019

Part 3: Tips for Fostering Honesty

I started this blog in response to a parent saying to me, “My child is lying, and I don’t know what to do.”  By discussing the developmental appropriateness of lying (see part 1), the parents were able to understand their child’s lies...

May 15, 2019

Part 2: Six Types of Lies & What to Do

So, you’ve caught your child lying. Maybe it was about homework, or maybe it was about who spilled the juice. Regardless, it can be a worrisome revelation. In last week’s blog, the developmental stages of lying were discussed to he...

May 8, 2019

It was with wide eyes and discernible worry that a client’s mom told me of her child’s newest behavior: lying.

Parents are often concerned when their child lies, asking, “Is this normal?” With the development of a child’s brain comes the ability to lie. Thus, children c...

April 18, 2019

I have an MA in English, so I’m used to having to defend the arts. People say that a degree in the arts won’t earn you money or success: Getting a Master’s in English is useless, because what career will it lead to outside of academia? I’ve been asked time and time aga...

March 21, 2019

Earlier this month, I was excited to see Playmore & Prosper host the space for DBT Associates’ Intensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Training. Since DBT has grown in popularity in recent years, it’s a term that many people in the psychological community are fa...

February 14, 2019

At a game night last week, my friend (who I’ll call Nate) was concerned about a coworker dealing with a nasty breakup where emotional abuse is involved. Knowing my background in psychology, Nate asked me if his work friend (who I’ll call Anna) should be in therapy. My...

November 29, 2018

“Be a man.”

“Suck it up.”

“Boys don’t cry.”

“Wimp.”

“You throw like a girl.”

From a young age, comments like these affect the way that boys see themselves. Often, parents worry about the self-esteem of their girls, but it’s crucial to remember that boys are criticized as we...

So you’ve found a play therapist for your child and scheduled your first appointment. You have no idea what to expect – what is play therapy, anyway, and how is it going to help your child work through what they're struggling with? You want to help make sure your kid i...

August 9, 2018

You know that your child is going to play therapy but you don’t know how it works. Or, you think your child might benefit from play therapy – but you aren’t sure. Luckily, neurobiology – a branch of science focusing on the nervous system - can help explain how play the...

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