Play Therapy Parenting Podcast

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Are Schools Pushing Kids Too Far, Too Fast?

Are Schools Pushing Kids Too Far, Too Fast?

Did you have to take a career class... in middle school? Did you learn pre-algebra... in 6th grade? In this episode, I'm exploring the question: Are schools pushing kids too far, too fast? First, I read a letter from my son's school that was the spark for this episode...

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10 Things Not To Say To Your Kids (A Comparison)

10 Things Not To Say To Your Kids (A Comparison)

Do you say "Good job"? "That's what happens when..."? "If you do that again..."? I found a parents.com blog post titled "10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids", and I compare several of the "things" in this post to my 2011 post titled "10 Things Not To Say To...

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Parenting Styles – Why Authoritative Is The Best

Parenting Styles – Why Authoritative Is The Best

Do you wonder if your parenting style is helpful or harmful to your children's long-term well being? In this episode, we look at the characteristics of the Authoritative Parenting Style, which is categorized by high levels of both demandingness and responsiveness. We...

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Device Detox Book

Get Brenna’s Latest Book

Device Detox: A Parent’s Guide To Reducing Usage, Preventing Tantrums, And Raising Happier Kids.

“Dr. Brenna Hicks does an excellent job of sketching the problem, but the book shines brightest when Dr. Hicks offers a suite of practical, evidence-based strategies for coping with screen overuse in children. A valuable book that deserves to be read by parents everywhere.”

ADAM ALTER

New York Times bestselling author of IRRESISTIBLE and DRUNK TANK PINK

Foundational Play Therapy Parenting Concepts

Play Therapy Fundamentals

Play Therapy Fundamentals

Below is a compilation of my best podcasts covering the most fundamental play therapy skills.All Feelings Are ValidThe Four "Pillars" of Play TherapyThe Importance of Learning to “BE” With Your KidThe “Magic” of Play TherapySay Goodbye to Power Struggles with your...

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Rules of Thumb Podcasts

Rules of Thumb Podcasts

One of the services I offer at The Kid Counselor Center is a 10-week course called Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT).  Each week of the course I cover a "rule of thumb" that is a little nugget of wisdom that gives you something to think about as you parent....

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