Child-Centered Play Therapy: A Viable Intervention?

In a recent article, “Patient Consultation in Child-Centered Play Therapy: A Model for Research and Practice,” published in 2015, researchers investigate and expand upon a type of therapy for children that has its roots in the work of Virginia Axeline in the late ‘60s. Axeline, who was a student of Carl Rogers, “developed nondirective play therapy as a […]

Are crows smarter than your toddler?

Something to crow about Aesop’s Fable, “The Crow and the Pitcher,” tells the story of a thirsty crow that comes across a pitcher of water. There is a problem, though: The mouth of the pitcher can fit the crow’s beak, but not its head, and the pitcher is only half full. The crow thinks for […]

Natural Aggression in Childhood

Thanks to Sara Grier for this contribution. You can read more of her work on her blog: The recent spate of shootings in malls, schools, on the streets and in theaters has everyone from psychiatrists to mothers and fathers wondering and worrying. Questions frequently include; what is happening in society that this is occurring, what […]