What We Do In Moderation, Kids Will Do In Excess. And Vice-Versa.

Oct 6, 2022

I heard a quote once that “The good things parents do in excess, kids do in moderation. And the bad things parents do in moderation, kids do in excess.” In this episode, I cover:

  • Modeled learning nature of children
  • Natural nature of children pushing boundaries and limits
  • Our frustrations with children are mirrors into our behaviors
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References:
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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