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Care for Caregivers: Thursdays in Alexandria

Care for Caregivers Support Group Caring for our loved ones is generally done out of compassion and love.  Therefore, we often don’t recognize the toll they can take on our mental, physical and emotional reserves. Becoming […]
By |June 28th, 2016|Anxiety and Stress, Groups, Relationships|Comments Off on Care for Caregivers: Thursdays in Alexandria

Why Play Therapy?

This week is National Play Therapy Week sponsored by the Association for Play Therapy. During this week, members, including yours truly, strive to broaden the public’s understanding about what play therapy is and why it is a great intervention for a variety of concerns which many children and […]
By |February 3rd, 2015|Children|Comments Off on Why Play Therapy?

Happy National Play Therapy Week!

  “You can learn more about a person in an hour of play than in year of conversation.” – Plato This week we are celebrating National Play Therapy Week. This is an opportunity to share information […]
By |February 2nd, 2015|Children, News|Comments Off on Happy National Play Therapy Week!

New Year’s Resolutions vs. Setting Goals – for kids

  While New Year’s Resolutions have a bit of a bad reputation, goal setting is a timeless skill that we all need to be successful. There has been a growing body of research into grit and perseverance. […]
By |December 29th, 2014|Children|Comments Off on New Year’s Resolutions vs. Setting Goals – for kids

A New Take on the Advent Calendar

For the past few years, my family has tried something new for our Advent Calendar. We created an Advent of Activities. We brainstormed as a family 24 fun activities we would like to do over the next few weeks. I wrote each idea on an index card and each evening […]
By |December 1st, 2014|Relationships|Comments Off on A New Take on the Advent Calendar