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What Emotional Intelligence Really Means

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S How would you define emotional intelligence?  When I define emotional intelligence, I define it as the capacity to BE with. But be with what?... The capacity to [...]

How Trying To Be Calm Gets In The Way Of Regulation

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Have you heard the idea that a child needs a calm adult in order to regulate? The idea that an adult's "calm" presence is the answer to [...]

Sleep Issues in Kids: Why Some Children Ban the Bed

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Getting children to go to sleep is often the Everest of parenthood. Kids resist, kids persist, and kids insist on another drink of water (even though they [...]

2023-11-18T07:00:41-07:00April 1st, 2021|Supporting Parents, Therapists|0 Comments

What It’s Like to Learn from the Living Room: An Interview with a Homeschooling Mom

With schools closed and many in isolation, several parents now must assume the role of academic teacher - from phonics to fractions, geography to geology, it’s getting real! Move over common core [...]

2022-07-17T10:12:09-06:00March 17th, 2020|Parents, Supporting Parents|0 Comments

Turning Time Apart into a Time to Connect

Turning Time Apart into a Time to Connect by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S I travel all around the world.  Some months I travel a lot.  In order for me to follow my [...]

2021-08-09T03:58:04-06:00July 25th, 2017|Supporting Parents, Therapists, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Five Out-of-the-Box Ways to Connect With Your Child

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S We know our children – we raise them, we love them, we struggle with them, we grow with them. But, as the years go by, things change. [...]

Body Image: How You Can Help Your Child Develop a Healthy Relationship with Food

By Chelsea Hester In a world that is populated with diets, food advertisements, and models of only certain shapes and colors, children of all ages are being bombarded by external messages about [...]

Help Your Child Overcome Nameless Anxiety

Help Your Child Overcome Nameless Anxiety By Annie Brook, Ph.D. Children share their emotional and body-based experiences in an attempt to integrate life events; including experiences in utero, at birth and post birth. These [...]

Paradigm Shift: New Way of Thinking About A Child’s Moods

Paradigm Shift: New Way of Thinking About A Child's Moods In this“ Aware on the Air" Podcast Erin Tanner Jospe interviews Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S, about Synergetic Play Therapy® and new ways [...]

2022-02-19T07:25:59-07:00September 7th, 2016|Parents, Supporting Parents, Therapists|0 Comments
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