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Lessons from the Playroom

Nov 30, 2018

"Children will bring in whatever they need to bring in. There is no type of play that is better or worse." - Lisa Dion

Recreating a movie can sometimes take the place of imaginative play. When this happens in the playroom, it provides clues to the underlying problem and challenges. The key is learning to flip...

Nov 2, 2018

"Don't be fooled by the smile. Underneath there may be a lot of pain waiting to come out." - Lisa Dion

People-pleasing in the playroom happens, and not just with children; therapists get caught in people-pleasing too! This ever-so-familiar coping strategy is often covering up challenges a child or therapist may not yet...