Metis Counseling’s own Melissa Wright has been selected as a Play Therapy topic expert over at the GoodTherapy.org blog. Melissa’s latest piece, Successful Parenting: Guiding Your Child to Better Behavior, is now available. A brief excerpt follows.
How many times have I heard “So, do you have a manual for my kid?” We learn from very early on in parenting that there is no such thing. Sure, there are generalizations about milestones, abilities and limitations, but just as adults are so different from one another, kids can be as well. For first time parents, it is hard to know what’s normal for a certain age or what a typical reaction is when going through a stressful experience.