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Why Reflecting Feelings Works (even on adults!)

In this episode of Play Therapy Parenting®, Dr. Brenna shares a story of a Mom who has taken Brenna’s private parenting coaching, using the Reflecting Feelings skill. Normally, this Mom uses Reflecting Feelings on her 4 year old, but an opportunity came up to use it on her adult sister… and it worked! Watch this […]

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The Consequence is Enough

In this episode of Play Therapy Parenting, Dr. Brenna discusses three ways to prevent the “emotional investment” in our child’s behavior from becoming a negative influence and undermining our disciplining effort. Transcript for “The Consequence is Enough” Hi, I’m Dr. Brenna Hicks, founder of The Kid Counselor Center and Play Therapy Parenting. Today I wanted […]

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To a Child, Different is Bad

Sometimes it’s easy to forget if a child has a developmental delay, when dealing with their behavior problems. In this episode, Dr. Brenna Hicks delves into the mindset of a child with developmental delays and how it affects their self-esteem and behavior. Dr. Brenna gives three tips to parents who are dealing with this issue […]

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Kids already know what they need to work on

“The very heart of play therapy lies in the belief that children innately understand what they struggle with, they just don’t necessarily know how to fix it. And they will work on it through their play if they’re given the time, the tools, and the opportunity.” In this podcast, Dr. Brenna tells the story of […]

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Let Your Kids “Play” Through Their Issues

In this video, Dr. Brenna shares an example from her play room to explain how children “play” through their issues. Whereas adults “talk” or “work” through their issues, children play through their issues and “re-write their story”, so to speak. The take-away is to not “protect” your child from their feelings. The only way through […]

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The Goodness of Kids

Hi, I’m Dr. Brenna Hicks, founder of The Kid Counselor Center and Play Therapy Parenting. I get the privilege of having a ton of families in my lobby each week and I often, just because I’m in my office and my new client hasn’t come yet, get the privilege of listening to conversations between parents […]

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Trends in Child Diagnoses

From ADHD to Autism Spectrum to ODD, CD and Bi-Polar. Dr. Brenna talks about the trends she observes in her practice about childhood diagnoses. She believes that Play Therapy should at least be considered as a non-medication alternative to try before simply medicating children. Hi, I’m doctor Brenna Hicks, founder of the kid counselor and […]

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Get Your Kids Moving to Combat Diagnoses!

In this video, Dr. Hicks talks about research revealing that a holistic approach, that aligns with Play Therapy, is effective in combating common child diagnoses. Before you accept a pediatrician’s diagnosis, and medicate your kids, consider this simple, more natural approach! Hi, I’m Dr. Brenna Hicks, founder of The Kid Counselor and Play Therapy Parenting. […]

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