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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The Children’s Bill of Rights in Divorce

By Jodi Lord (Play Therapist, Southern Suburbs, Cape Town)   Divorced parents must still fulfill their responsibilities to their children. Children should have rights in divorced families. If you give your children these freedoms, you will have gone a long way toward fulfilling your responsibility as a parent.   Every chilfd whose parents divorce has: [...]

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Loss and bereavement

Jodi Lord Play therapist and registered trauma counsellor, Southern Suburbs, Cape Town   I have recently been asked to help a 7 year-old girl with the trauma of losing her mother to a sudden illness. Her father came to me early in the process and asked how he should go about telling his daughter of [...]

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