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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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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