*** Due to the copyrighted nature of the course our therapist taught us with, I am unable to post the actual handouts here on my blog. I will be happy to email you a link with the full walk-through on these sessions. Feel free to leave you email in the comments, and I will delete the comment once I read it***
The point of these sessions is to strengthen the relationship between the parent and child by holding a "Special Playtime" for 30 minutes each week. At our house, we do this once a week, for 30 minutes, on the weekend.
The session, unlike attachment therapy, is completely led by the child.
This is not a typical playtime. It is a special playtime in which the child leads and the parent follows. In this special relationship,there are no:
- Requirements (to draw pictures a certain way, etc.)
- Judgments (about the child or his play as being good or bad, right or wrong)
You literally state facts only. You basically act like a sports caster, "You are picking up the balloon, you have decided to choose the red balloon" etc.
In the next post, I am going to list off the various toys you will want to have.
PLEASE LEAVE ME YOUR EMAIL!!! I REALLY WANT ALL OF YOU TO HAVE THE INFORMATION ON THIS THERAPY SO YOU CAN TRY IT WITH YOUR CHILDREN!!