Tomorrow is the first day of Adoption Knowledge Affiliates’ annual conference in Austin, TX, and I’m pumped up! I can’t wait to reconnect with other professionals who work with adoption, attend some of the sessions, and meet other adoptive parents and adoptees. And – I’m excited to share my ideas, rooted in an ecotherapy approach, […]
This is the last post in a 3-part series on trauma and play. Here is Part 1 and Part 2
Spending time playing together can be a pretty tall order for parents who are raising kids with difficult behaviors. The immense daily stress of […]
This is Part 2 in a series. Here’s Part 1.
So many different ways to play
When most of us think of “play”, we think of being silly, goofing around, having fun. But according to Dr. Stuart Brown, a prominent figure in the field of play research (who knew?), there are actually 8 types of play personalities, […]
Playing is hard
No doubt about it, trauma can make it hard for adults to play. As a child, if you lived through abuse and neglect or other traumatic experiences, playing might not have been much a part of your childhood. Perhaps it was lost, or perhaps it was never there to begin with. If you […]