111 Things to Do With Your Kids at Home (During the Covid-19 Pandemic)

For tips on how to talk to kids about Covid-19, see my post Talking to Kids About Covid-19 and Routine Changes. When kids are a little bored and there are fewer outside distractions, they can be more receptive to settling into activities that they might otherwise be less interested in. So take advantage of these moments… Continue reading 111 Things to Do With Your Kids at Home (During the Covid-19 Pandemic)

30 Children’s Books that Promote Emotional Intelligence, Resilience and Empathy

I have always loved children’s books. So often, I find that they condense important topics down to the needed details. They are invaluable resources for introducing and reinforcing meaningful topics to children, both at home, and in therapy. Here are some of my favourites, in no particular order, for promoting emotional intelligence, resilience and empathy.… Continue reading 30 Children’s Books that Promote Emotional Intelligence, Resilience and Empathy

Changes

“Things are always changing,” explains the mom to her daughter in the book I Wonder by Annaka Harris. This beautiful book describes changes and mysteries in a way that is both simple enough to be grasped by children, and profound enough to land with depth in an adult’s heart. Changes. Life isn’t about arriving or getting… Continue reading Changes

Start: Even Though You Don’t Know Where the End Will Be (Or, The Power of Stories)

A couple of years ago, I saw a 10-year-old client for play therapy. She had a couple of diagnoses that made it challenging for her to remember things, to control her impulses, and to use her executive function to think through consequences in order to make good decisions. She was a kid who was going… Continue reading Start: Even Though You Don’t Know Where the End Will Be (Or, The Power of Stories)