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Play Therapy Parenting Podcast

The path to calm, confident, and in-control parenting starts now

Jan 11, 2023

As a child therapist, I'm on the front lines of the damage that devices and social media are doing to our kids. The worst of all, in my opinion, is TikTok. There is nothing redeemable about TikTok, especially in light of what it's doing to our teens and young adults.
 
In this episode, I talk about the following topics...


Jan 6, 2023

In this episode, I discuss the following topics:
  • Three types of consequences: Natural, Related, and Unrelated consequences
  • What changes behavior in children
  • The goal of discipline


Dec 27, 2022

In this episode of the podcast, we will be exploring the often-controversial topic of spanking, by way of a viral video that I saw this week highlighting the ways in which some parents use excuses to justify their use of physical discipline. We will delve into the ways in which these justifications are often flawed,...


Dec 22, 2022

"Every day, in a hundred small ways, our children ask us...Do you hear me?  Do you see me? Do I matter?  And their behavior often reflects our response."  This is a powerful quote by L.R. Knost that perfectly describes play therapy and what I'm trying to communicate on this podcast.
 
In this episode, I'm discussing the...


Dec 19, 2022

Baker Acts (involuntary commission to a mental health facility) are on the rise, and there are many things that parents don't know.
 
In this episode, I discuss the following topics:
  • What you should know about the process at the Baker Act facility
  • What you should know about psychiatrists...