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Playful Parenting is the newest season of Play Time made for those who are looking to parent in a different way than they were parented and who could use some support in figuring out what that looks like. Season 1 of this podcast is called 'Play Time' and while it has parenting content, many of the episodes are also about Child-Centered Play Therapy and other topics related to the mental health of children. Season 2 of the podcast is dedicated exclusively to exploring parenting. Andrew is a father and play therapist who lives in Asheville, North Carolina who is likely currently stewing over how to create a more child respectful world. For more work by Andrew, check out barnettchildtherapy.com.

Playful Parenting Podcast Andrew Barnett

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    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Playful Parenting is the newest season of Play Time made for those who are looking to parent in a different way than they were parented and who could use some support in figuring out what that looks like. Season 1 of this podcast is called 'Play Time' and while it has parenting content, many of the episodes are also about Child-Centered Play Therapy and other topics related to the mental health of children. Season 2 of the podcast is dedicated exclusively to exploring parenting. Andrew is a father and play therapist who lives in Asheville, North Carolina who is likely currently stewing over how to create a more child respectful world. For more work by Andrew, check out barnettchildtherapy.com.

    S2E4: On Talking with Your Children About Difficult Things

    S2E4: On Talking with Your Children About Difficult Things

    Playful Parenting tackles telling kids the truth this week, and discusses the complexities regarding talking to your children about some of the harsh realities in this world, and how we can learn about ourselves and grow as parents and people through the process of exploring our discomfort around these conversations.
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    S2E3: The Complicated Dynamic Around Children and Technology

    S2E3: The Complicated Dynamic Around Children and Technology

    Do I have all the answers about children and technology? Of course not. Do I have some of the answers about children and technology? Unlikely. Have I spent enough time thinking and feeling about it that I can ramble on the topic for twenty minutes? Absolutely. Enjoy!
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    S2E2: Playful Parenting PSA: Have YOU Laughed at YOUR Child Today?

    S2E2: Playful Parenting PSA: Have YOU Laughed at YOUR Child Today?

    Playful Parenting comes at you with this PSA to help remind you to laugh at your child the next time they are disobeying you in a way that is hilarious. It's connective, fun, and can avoid some of those pesky power struggles that feel like they go nowhere. 





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    S2E1: Introducing Playful Parenting!

    S2E1: Introducing Playful Parenting!

    Play Time is back for Season 2! This episode introduces the new season of Play Time, called 'Playful Parenting'.  Missed being with you all, feels good to be back. 
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    Episode 81: Bye for Now

    Episode 81: Bye for Now

    Hello Playtimers, this is the last episode of Play Time. Stay subscribed if you want to see what I am up to next, I have a feeling I will make another podcast (or Season 2 of Play Time??) at some point, but I have said what I need to say for now.

    Thank you for listening, thank you for writing in, and thank you for all the support. To know the podcast has been helpful in any way means the world to me, and I leave with a heart full of love.
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    Ep80: The Shadow Side of Empathy

    Ep80: The Shadow Side of Empathy

    Everything has a shadow side, yes? Empathy included. We explore empathy through the lens of how it can destabilize an individual, and highlight the value of grounding children and ourselves in the reality of our emotions, our body, and our experience, in contrast to being fixated on how other people are  doing.
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Customer Reviews

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28 Ratings

28 Ratings

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Thank you! I love your real/ Frank approach.

Puffermuffin ,

Best Play Therapy Pod Cast

I took a contract position working with children in foster care and I am really loving this pod cast. You have deepened my knowledge and understanding of the role of play across the life cycle and have helped shape my practice with children. I am definitely a better practitioner for having heard this information and applied it to my own experiences. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and practice wisdom with us! I would recommend this for any new therapist or therapist who wants to work with children.

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Just what I needed

As a new clinician working with kids, this podcast has been a game saver for alleviating my own anxiety when working with kids and families. Thank you thank you 🙏

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