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The path to calm, confident, and in-control parenting starts now. The Play Therapy Parenting Podcast is hosted by Dr. Brenna Hicks, The Kid Counselor®. All content, no fluff.

Play Therapy Parenting Podcast Dr. Brenna Hicks

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

The path to calm, confident, and in-control parenting starts now. The Play Therapy Parenting Podcast is hosted by Dr. Brenna Hicks, The Kid Counselor®. All content, no fluff.

    How To Bond And Connect With Your Baby In The Best Way

    How To Bond And Connect With Your Baby In The Best Way

    One of the podcast listeners, Josh, emailed me and asked how to best connect with their baby. Play therapy principles still apply in relationship building with babies and infants! So in this episode, I'll go into how to connect and bond with your infant in three ways: Physical, Emotional, and Engagement.
     
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    • 14 min
    The Dangers Of TikTok

    The Dangers Of TikTok

    As a child therapist, I'm on the front lines of the damage that devices and social media are doing to our kids. The worst of all, in my opinion, is TikTok. There is nothing redeemable about TikTok, especially in light of what it's doing to our teens and young adults.
     
    In this episode, I talk about the following topics related to TikTok:
    The fact that China owns TikTok and what that means
    The dangerous content for kids
    The warnings that are coming out about TikTok
     
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    • 12 min
    Handling Behavior With Appropriate Consequences

    Handling Behavior With Appropriate Consequences

    In this episode, I discuss the following topics:
    Three types of consequences: Natural, Related, and Unrelated consequences
    What changes behavior in children
    The goal of discipline

    • 20 min
    Spanking and the Rationalization Trap: How Some Parents Use Flimsy Excuses to Justify Physical Discipline

    Spanking and the Rationalization Trap: How Some Parents Use Flimsy Excuses to Justify Physical Discipline

    In this episode of the podcast, we will be exploring the often-controversial topic of spanking, by way of a viral video that I saw this week highlighting the ways in which some parents use excuses to justify their use of physical discipline. We will delve into the ways in which these justifications are often flawed, and how they can be harmful to children. We will also explore alternative methods of discipline that are more effective and less harmful to children. Whether you are a parent, a teacher, or simply interested in the topic, this episode will provide valuable insights into the debate surrounding spanking and the ways in which we can move beyond physical discipline in favor of more positive and effective approaches to parenting.
     
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    • 20 min
    Do You Hear Me? Do You See Me? Do I Matter?

    Do You Hear Me? Do You See Me? Do I Matter?

    "Every day, in a hundred small ways, our children ask us...Do you hear me?  Do you see me? Do I matter?  And their behavior often reflects our response."  This is a powerful quote by L.R. Knost that perfectly describes play therapy and what I'm trying to communicate on this podcast.
     
    In this episode, I'm discussing the following topics:
    The "Be with" attitudes
    The Behavior Spectrum
    Labels that we put on our children's behavior
     
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    • 18 min
    The Baker Act Epidemic: Know Your Rights As Parents

    The Baker Act Epidemic: Know Your Rights As Parents

    Baker Acts (involuntary commission to a mental health facility) are on the rise, and there are many things that parents don't know.
     
    In this episode, I discuss the following topics:
    What you should know about the process at the Baker Act facility
    What you should know about psychiatrists prescribing medication
    Ways to advocate for your child as a parent so you don't get taken advantage of
     
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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23 Ratings

23 Ratings

AJ-colo ,

Must listen for parents!

I wish some of these episodes were required listening for parents and teachers! Helpful, thoughtful advice for issues facing modern day parents.

Laura385747392937 ,

This podcast is a forever parental resource!

Dr. Brenna answers all the questions I knew I had and expands on all the tender questions topics I didn’t want to admit. This podcast is a game changer for my peace as a parent.

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