“Parenting Hacks For 2021” – My Observations

Sep 29, 2021

If you follow this podcast, you know that I teach fundamentals and foundational parenting skills from a play therapy perspective. I do like to keep my “finger on the pulse” of parenting, and I search what’s going on in the parenting world every so often.  For a long time I have noticed that the posts that get the most attention (or at least that are at the top of search results for parenting) are “tips” and “secrets” type information.  A post from Lifehacker.com made it to the top of the search results titled “16 of Our Best Parenting Hacks of 2021 So Far“.  After I read this post, I was happy to notice that several of these “hacks” were rooted in play therapy principles and fundamental teaching! It’s nice to see that you can “hack” your parenting with play therapy!!
Cochran, N., Nordling, W., & Cochran, J. (2010). Child-Centered Play Therapy (1st ed.). Wiley.
VanFleet, R., Sywulak, A. E., & Sniscak, C. C. (2010). Child-centered play therapy. Guilford Press.
Landreth, G. L. (2002). Play therapy: The art of the relationship (2nd ed.). Brunner-Routledge.
Bratton, S. C., Landreth, G. L., Kellam, T., & Blackard, S. R. (2006). Child parent relationship therapy (CPRT) treatment manual: A 10-session filial therapy model for training parents. Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.
Benedict, Helen. Themes in Play Therapy. Used with permission to Heartland Play Therapy Institute.

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