Reconnecting with Your Child: Overcoming Disconnection and Building Stronger Relationships

Feb 24, 2023

In this episode, we receive an email from Mike, a loving father who feels disconnected from his 9-year-old daughter. Mike has been listening to the podcast and feels that he may have contributed to his daughter’s recent struggles with anger, negative self-esteem, and problems with her friends.

I think everything points to a relationship fracture. So I talk about that and what to do. Mike also asks me “Can I fix it?” and the answer is yes, absolutely. Finally, I talk about his daughter’s big emotions

Please check the links below, as I’ve linked to other podcasts that will give you more understanding and explain some of the techniques I talk about.

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Links from this episode:
– The Dad Episode! – 4 Tips For Dads Implementing Play Therapy Skills.
A “Revolutionary” Thing: Empathizing And Listening To Your Kids – A Dad’s Story
The Importance of Learning to “BE” With Your Kid
The Four “Pillars” of Play Therapy
Overview Of Reflective Responding
Reflective Responding In Play Therapy

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