The Best Bedtime Ritual
Snuggling up together with a book at bedtime is not only fun and bonding, but paves the way for becoming emotionally intelligent adults.
Exploring childhood fear through reading a picture book together
During my career as an art psychotherapist, working with vulnerable children and their parents, I became aware of the utmost importance of communication in forming healthy attachment and bonding between parents and children.
How art can help children understand the world around them and their place in it.
Can you remember painting or drawing as a child and how time seemed to fly by? Or the satisfaction of taking a picture home from school to be admired?
In an art therapy session, the artwork becomes the third person in the room, gently helping to turn on the lights of those dark rooms we avoid.
5 Therapeutic Art Activities to Do at Home
Whether you are on holiday, at home or at any other time, there are many art activities, which are fun and at the same time therapeutic, that can be done together at home. Here are 5 such art activities that I particularly like doing at home with my family.
Developing Emotional Intelligence through Reading with Children
Young children often find it difficult to express their feelings, mostly because they do not really know what they are feeling. Making children aware of the multitude of emotions that exist and teaching them to recognise and name their feelings, cultivates emotional intelligence.