Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Sometimes we just need a FUN DAY.
Since children process their emotions through play- there can be all sorts of emotions that arise. Every now and again during my play dates (counseling sessions) with kids there reaches a point where they feel emotional and may cry. Furthermore, if they are a kiddo who is shy from showing emotions- then it can embarrassing, scary, uncomfortable, and/or vulnerable.
So, to off set that- I offer "fun passes" that they can hand to me on a day where they are not in the mood to go to that emotional place. No talk of serious stuff or activities that illicit emotional responses (pinky swear)- just 45 minutes where a kid can escape from their life stressors and just be a kid in a fun an safe environment. Doesn't that sound nice?
I think we all could use a fun day.
Idea: Try handing out "fun passes" as rewards.