Play is not merely a pass time for children, it is not just a language or their work; play is in fact exploration in life. It is about discovery, engagement, and curiosity. Sometimes play is messy, it can be hard, frustrating even. To play is to discover or create and it sometimes requires resilience and sticktoitiveness. It can also be fun, bring lots of laughter, joy, and excitement; and the making of memories to look back on even if it was at times hard. Play is ultimately connection and growth in action.
PlayWorx Australia endeavours to support families and parents in rediscovering the power of play to ultimately transform their journey, of parenthood, to one of deep connection and incredible growth.
Ah, fight, flight and freeze; the most common and widely known stress responses within the nervous system. Even reptilian species exhibit these behaviours, but is that the full scope of what we do as human beings? In an article by Dr Steven Porges (father of...
With all the concern about Coronavirus impacting us all, in more than one way; one concern many parents have is about talking to their children about coronavirus.
What does it look like?
How can we support our children emotionally?
In this article a few option are offered to support ourselves and our children.
Empathy is a capacity that human beings are born with. A capacity not unlike communication, learning, and building relationship; and just like these capacities, if the environment does not provide consistent examples of what this looks AND feels like in a healthy way,...