How to listen to our children – hints

I often hear parents say: “My child does not listen to me.” My immediate response is: “Are you really listening to your child?” Here are some handy hints on how to listen to your child Mother going down to her daughter’s level in order to make eye-contact For me, the most important tip is to [...]

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Not enough play

I have recently been asked to comment on the effects of when children have too many extra-mural activities and sports and they don’t have enough time to play. When is too much, just too much? As a therapist, I often struggle trying to find a timeslot, in the afternoons, to see children. How important is [...]

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Separation anxiety in children

Jodi Lord Play therapist in Cape Town It’s natural for a child to feel scared when a parent says goodbye. Separation anxiety is, however, a normal stage of development. With understanding, patience and coping strategies, it can be relieved, and should fade naturally as your child gets older. In some children fears about separation seem [...]

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