Wednesday, 22 July 2015 16:13

Connecting With Your Child...Through Play

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Parents, are you ready for summer? I bet your kids are ready for summer and playtime!  That’s what summer is for right?

Have you ever watched your children play? Witnessed their joy and freedom as they interact in their playful way? We could all learn from kids, both their ability to be playful and live in the present moment.
 
Play is also a wonderful way to connect with your kids.  Recently, I suggested to a mom,  I was working with, that she spend time just playing with her child.  She looked a bit baffled and said “I don’t know how to play...I’m not good at it.”  I was reminded that we forget to play as adults.  We’re so busy doing and accomplishing that we forget the simple act of play.
 
Today, we’re going to talk about the benefits of play, not just for children but for parents too!  I’ve invited my guest Pam Dyson to join my conversation.  Pam is a licensed professional counselor supervisor, registered play therapist supervisor, child development expert and parenting coach providing play therapy services, training, supervision and consultation in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro-plex. Her mission is to provide practical solutions to child behavior problems.
 
Hope you'll join us!
 
Bonnie Compton, APRN, BC, CPNP
Child & Adolescent Therapist
Parent Coach
Parenting Partners, LLC