Have you ever wondered if there’s a better way to navigate those high-stress points of your day? Whether it’s getting ready for school, night-time routines, or leaving playdates, what if we could decrease our verbal commands and use music instead to decrease stress and anxiety?
Children love toys. Toys have always been a way for children to learn about themselves and the world through play. With sensory play, make believe, pretend play, and skill or academic toys, just to name a few, this is how our children build the skills of creativity, imagination, and fantasy as their brains rapidly develop.
Have you ever wondered if your child is struggling with anxiety? Well, today I’m talking to Jeanette Rao Gonzales, a registered Play Therapist, a licensed clinical social worker, certified EMDR Therapist, and a Foundational Theraplay Practitioner who has some amazing ideas and tips to share on the subject of anxiety in children.
What do you do in those instances where your child is having a meltdown? Maybe your go-to strategy is to yell, to shut down, or shame yourself into believing you just can’t get it right. Do you want to learn how to support your child’s emotional regulation, but find yourself at a loss of where to start?