This grateful comment from a teacher I was working with today left me thinking about how as a play therapist I often have a different perspective on how best to support the emotional well being of children than that taught in conventional teacher education. It is with this in mind I have decided to blog some of my conversations with staff in schools in the hopes of sharing with a wider audience strategies that have worked for me and my colleagues and to prompt discussion of some of these strategies with a wider community
- The importance of good working relationships
- Not making assumptions about children’s understanding
- My needs don’t matter – the danger of children being people pleasers
- Is this child “having a drama” or is it a lack of resilience?
- From snatching to sharing…..the benefits of emotionally focused group work