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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘self-soothing’

Artplay helps children through expressive therapy

When Phoenix resident Liz Tomko founded Artplay in 2010, she traveled among pediatric offices to provide expressive arts therapy for young patients facing mostly physical ailments. But Tomko also wanted to focus on children’s emotional needs. She opened her own location three years ago, then moved to a new space in Central Phoenix last November. […]

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It’s so frustrating!

red cup, child, frustration

Frustration hits and toddlers and preschoolers often dissolve. They wanted red cups; you gave them the blue. The pony tail is not high enough, or low enough. You cut the peanut butter sandwich in triangles; they wanted squares. The thing about frustration at this age is that, even if you try to give them what […]

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