Back To School

August 29, 2018

Now that we have a few weeks under our belts, have you been feeling nervous about being back in school? I am talking to you, kiddos! I am talking to you, parents! My background is in elementary education, and one of my absolute favorite books to read on the first day of school is First […]

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Parenting from the Inside Out

December 11, 2017

Do you desire to build healthy and secure relationships with your children? Dan Siegel and Mary Hartzell’s book Parenting from the Inside Out is an excellent place to begin to achieve this goal. Their approach to parenting is based on the belief that a parent’s own childhood experiences impact how the individual parents his or […]

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The Strengths of Theraplay®

June 8, 2017

Theraplay® is heavily informed by John Bowlby’s attachment theory. One of Bowlby’s foundational ideas was the concept of internal working models. In a nutshell, a child’s experiences with their primary caregivers in the early years of life provide a template for interpreting and understanding their world. Sensitive and responsive caregiving (along with playful interactions) teach […]

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The Family that Creates Together, Stays Together

May 25, 2017

Over time, there has been much research stating the importance of parent-child relationships. Positive parent-child relationships have been shown to lead to happy, healthy, smart and confident children. With the hustle and bustle of life, it seems that families are having difficulty carving out time to spend together. In addition, when most families gather together […]

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The Importance of Attachment

November 21, 2013

  So what is attachment? “Attachment is the relationship bond that typically develops between a child and his or her primary caregivers”. Not only does early attachment affect us during childhood but it plays a major role throughout the duration of our lives. Studies have shown that the relationships we have with our early caregivers […]

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