Since my second child was born, I find very little time to read books and catch up on the magazines I used to love so much. I’m left with small amounts of time in the car, or waiting in a doctor’s office to read up on news or update myself on the latest in psychology and parenting. The smart phone has become my new source for information, ways to connect with others, and even for help keeping myself physically and mentally healthy. When I’m not in need of a little music therapy, I listen to podcasts in the car between destinations. If this term is new to you, think of a podcast as short clips of a radio talk show on various topics. You can search for podcasts by simply typing in a subject of interest (such as “parenting”) and an array of options will pull up. Below is a list of my favorite apps and podcasts . I would love to hear some of your favorites!
My son is a huge fan of all types of truck or work vehicle- garbage trucks, tractors, big trucks, emergency vehicles, and especially fire trucks. His favorite book, which we read every night (yes, I can recite it by heart!) is called “Dig, Dig, Digging” by Margaret Mayo and Alex Ayliffe.... [Read more]
Learning to set clear and effective limits is one of the most important techniques a parent can learn. I took my kids a the Home Depot workshop recently and my son was so excited that he was running up and down the isles. While I love to see him having fun, it was not safe to run wild with so many crowds... [Read more]
No matter what issues challenge you or your family (anxiety, depression, behavior, etc), there are some useful practices for all people, of all ages and stages, to keep in mind when it comes to good mental health.These are not necessarily new ideas, yet many people still underestimate the impact these... [Read more]
I was excited to hear about a new play therapy supply store recently launched- www.playtherapysupply.com! Their inventory is growing daily and the owners are so excited to spread the word they have generously donated a $25 gift card to one lucky reader of Kim’s Counseling Corner! You have between... [Read more]
The best quote of the year in my play room so far: A 6 year old little girl playing and surrounded by a doctor kit, cash register, marbles, musical instruments, and and more… Little girl: “What would life be like without toys?” Me: “Hmm, that’s a very interesting question.” Little... [Read more]
The Still Face Experiment by Dr. Edward Tronick remains one of the most fascinating videos I have watched in my career. In this short 2.5 minute video, we first see a mother engaging with her infant in a loving and reciprocal way, and then we see the mother remove emotion from her face and not respond... [Read more]
A game with a child (or adolescent) is not just a game, if you keep an open mind to learning more about them. Whether you are a parent, therapist, or other adult in a child’s life, you can gain a greater understanding of their personality, strengths, weaknesses, and other tendencies by being observant... [Read more]Get more posts from the blog...