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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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Stop rewarding negative behavior!

Many parents don’t realize that the way they respond to their kids is actually REWARDING their NEGATIVE behavior! In this video, Dr. Hicks explains what this looks like, and how to implement a play therapy technique to prevent rewarding negative behavior. Hi, I’m Dr. Brenna Hicks, founder of The Kid Counselor and Play Therapy Parenting. […]

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The Top 3 Most Preventable Behavior Problems

Dr. Brenna discusses the top 3, most easily preventable reasons kids display behavior problems.  So before reacting, mentally go through this list to see if you can quickly eliminate the cause for these top 3 reasons children misbehave. Hi, I’m Dr. Brenna Hicks, founder of The Kid Counselor and Play Therapy Parenting. Today I wanted […]

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The “Magic” of Play Therapy

Sometimes, Play Therapy is described as “Magical” because people don’t know why it works so well, it just does. In this episode, Dr. Brenna explains how play therapy works by telling a story of one of her clients who worked through his issues through play. He did it at home… not the play room… and […]

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#badmom

A video that I had to record as a result of a simple bumper sticker on a car in front of me… and it is now my personal mission to make every parent claim positive and encouraging traits about themselves! Watch all the way to the end so that you can be empowered to fight […]

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How To Increase Your Emotional Vocabulary

The more you understand the “wheel” of emotions, the more you can help your child communicate what they are feeling accurately. In this video, Dr. Brenna Hicks introduces you to Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions, and the theory of how it all fits together. You can use this knowledge to better Reflect Feelings to your child. […]

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