9 Ways To Prepare Your Child

So they will soon be starting preschool/school… Here is some great advice for being prepared for all the feelings it brings up (for both adult and child).

9 Ways To Prepare Your Child


Jade Williams Play Therapy.
Child Counsellor and Play Therapist.
Kingston Upon Thames, Elmbridge, Esher, Richmond, Surbiton, Hampton, Hounslow, Epsom and Ewell, Mole Valley

The Terrible Twos

I really like this article that talks about how to stop using the phrase “Terrible Two’s” and reframe the way we think about a toddlers behaviour.

The Terrible Twos


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Child Counsellor and Play Therapist.
Kingston Upon Thames, Elmbridge, Esher, Richmond, Surbiton, Hampton, Hounslow, Epsom and Ewell, Mole Valley

Dr Seuss

Got to love how playful Dr. Seuss is. The Lorax is one of my favourites, what’s yours?

Dr Seuss


Jade Williams Play Therapy.
Child Counsellor and Play Therapist.
Kingston Upon Thames, Elmbridge, Esher, Richmond, Surbiton, Hampton, Hounslow, Epsom and Ewell, Mole Valley

Calm Down Jars…

How about a ‘calm down jar’ to help with regulating their emotions?

Very easy to make.

Calm Down Jar


Jade Williams Play Therapy.
Child Counsellor and Play Therapist.
Kingston Upon Thames, Elmbridge, Esher, Richmond, Surbiton, Hampton, Hounslow, Epsom and Ewell, Mole Valley

My Favorite Tip For Calming Tantrums

 

Tantrums?

Big emotional outburst?

The best tip for calming them down in these moments is to acknowledge how they are feeling.

This article has excellent examples.

My Favorite Tip For Calming Tantrums


Jade Williams Play Therapy.
Child Counsellor and Play Therapist.
Kingston Upon Thames, Elmbridge, Esher, Richmond, Surbiton, Hampton, Hounslow, Epsom and Ewell, Mole Valley

Teaching Empathy To Children

This link has some good information to help children be more empathetic. I particularly like how it talks about changing our language to help children be more understanding of others. For example rather than saying another child is “naughty” or “mean”, we might say “sounds like they are having a bad day”.

Teaching Empathy


Jade Williams Play Therapy.
Child Counsellor and Play Therapist.
Kingston Upon Thames, Elmbridge, Esher, Richmond, Surbiton, Hampton, Hounslow, Epsom and Ewell, Mole Valley