S2E1 – Starting Fresh: Rediscovering the Heart of Parenting (Understanding Kids Aren’t Rational)

Mar 14, 2024

I’m thrilled to be back on the Play Therapy Parenting Podcast after taking a little break. So welcome to Season Two!

During my hiatus, I’ve been busy launching training programs for clinicians and welcoming a new therapist at my center. Now, I’m excited to share some changes with you.

In this episode, I announce a new direction for the podcast: it’s going to be more curriculum-driven, offering you a “master class” in parenting based in child-centered play therapy.

Today, I want to talk about the most fundamental concept in parenting: the understanding that kids aren’t rational. It’s crucial for us, as parents, to meet our children where they are emotionally and recognize that their behavior is often driven by their feelings, not their brains! By embracing this perspective, we can transform our interactions with our kids and build stronger, more empathetic relationships.

I’m also considering adding a new Q&A segment based on your questions and scenarios, so feel free to reach out with any parenting dilemmas you’d like me to address. [email protected] or call (813) 812-5525 to leave a voicemail.

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