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...

This is the last in a series of posts on handling difficult behaviors from children. This blog is aimed at helping parents switch from constantly chasing negative behaviors to creating positive behaviors. 

If consistency has been absent, and a child's "defiance” to...

March 16, 2017

Part Two: What to do when my child throws a fit in Target and won't leave the store with me?

There are situations when parents do not have the time or space to offer

lengthy empathy. There are times when a parent needs compliance if they are going to get to their appoint...

February 16, 2017

As a play therapist and psychologist who works with kids, I frequently get asked, "what do I do when my child has an outburst, (or a tantrum, or an emotional explosion, or… you get the idea). I will offer my response here. I will start by addressing three choices I bel...

January 13, 2017


I am a dog lover, and have enjoyed dogs in my life since I was a child. I purchased my first dog, Winnie, the moment I had purchased my first home. A yellow lab, who was going to be my buddy and hunting companion. I wanted to train her myself, so I went about study...

September 30, 2016

As parents and adults we eagerly desire to connect with our children, but we often are not sure how, or are unable, to step out of the adult world to meet them in their kid world. We want to empathize with their daily struggles, laugh with them over funny things that h...

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Playmore & Prosper is a collaborative community of health and wellness professionals who provide a unique, evidence-based, experiential approach to counseling and wellness services for kids and families. Our mission is to invite people into personal growth experiences through activity and the expressive arts. 

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