The Dad Episode! – 4 Tips For Dads Implementing Play Therapy Skills

Sep 25, 2022

I recently got an email from Dan. Dan has been listening to the podcast and is in the “Play Therapy Parenting Family”. He has been using play therapy skills and knows the “4 Pillars” of play therapy. However, Dan has challenges dealing with his kid’s defiance. Dan responds with play therapy skills, but struggles implementing them. Dan asked me if I would do an episode just for Dads! So here are 4 challenges that Dads face, and I discuss and give tips for each of them.


  • Dads are wired to be problem solvers
  • Dads brains tend to be logical and rational
  • Vulnerability and empathy are difficult for Dads
  • Dads tend to have a need for control
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