Contents: Looking for the good side ; Self-esteem...for parents ; Being a non-custodial parent ; When teasing isn't pleasing ; Go ahead: tell tales ; Root your family in rituals ; Supporting children's play ; The drawbacks of rewards ; Children and anger ; Sharing the work and the caring ; How to start a babysitting co-op ; How to discipline without spanking ; Helping your child cope with separation and divorce ; Building relationships through active listening ; Morning routines ; Getting kids to help around the house ; Ten commandments for building a good working relationship: in a home-based child care program ; Preparing your family for the first day of kindergarten ; Buy me ! Buy Me ! ; Changing a child's behaviour ; Reusing and recycling for fun ; Protecting children ; Helping children understand death ; How well do you know your child? ; 98 ways to say "very good"
This unique volume brings together experts on resilience, trauma, and play therapy to describe effective treatment approaches in this key area. The book begins by providing guiding principles for intervention and describing the specific properties of play that promote resilience. Subsequent chapters delve into clinical applications, including such strategies as storytelling and metaphors, sand play, art therapy, play therapy adaptations for school settings, group interventions, and the use of therapeutic writing. Rich case studies and vignettes demonstrate creative ways to bolster at-risk children's strengths and enhance their natural capacity to thrive.