The adolescent years can be quite a challenge for parents and teens. The teen years present brand new experiences and expectations. In order for parents and teens to navigate these years together successfully, there are a few general ideas parents should keep in mind.
Our culture can often have a short-sighted notion of the role play has in our lives by simplifying it as an extracurricular or superfluous activity. Play is what gives life its vitality. Incorporating your play style will help you be more present, mindful and joyful.
Play can help children communicate more effectively. Child-centered play therapy allows the child to choose their form of communication. Their language is play and play therapists provide the most beneficial way for the child to express their feelings and emotions.
When a close friend of mine said her young daughter was grappling with anxious thinking, I sent her a package with a tiny worry doll made in Guatemala. At night time a child can tell the doll their worries, then place the doll under their pillow, sleep, and the belief is that the doll then takes away these fears overnight.
The term self-care is common in the mental health field. We can go through the motions of caring for ourselves, but if our intention is off base then are we really getting any care at all? By focusing more on our spirit, we can get below the surface of our being.
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