Summer is on it’s way!

Ah, summer.  It’s getting closer and the kids are getting excited and you’re trying to figure out what to do with them for those months.  You probably have a lot you want to accomplish this summer yourself.  Or maybe you don’t.  Maybe you all have plans on simply relaxing all summer.   But what does “relaxing” mean to you?   Before you let you children (and yourself) be a summer “couch potato” you should read about the benefits of day light and getting outside. Google it.  You’ll find lots of information.  In a “nut shell”,  in addition to the health benefits: exercise, increase in vitamin D, lower depression, increase quality of sleep, less weight gain,  etc., etc.,  it can also improve creativity, and cognitive functioning.  Research has shown that spending time outdoors can also increase attention span in children.

I’m sure by now you’ve heard or read about all the studies of the benefits of family time and its positive effects.  But let’s recap  in case you have forgot, spending quality time with family can help…..….improve communications  skills,  improve family cohesion,  improve relations,  improve academic performance and creates  happy memories.   So why not plan the summer making some happy memories with your children and while helping them stay physically and emotionally healthy.    So let’s go outside and play.

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No family is without the occasional frustration or challenge but when issues are interfering with daily activities or causing chaos within the home it may be time to look for help. Child's Play Counseling Services offers full service mental health counseling and therapy for adults, children, adolescents, and families in Covington County, Alabama. I offer therapy for a variety of issues not limited to ADHD, behavior problems, parenting issues, depression, anxiety, school problems, anger management, low self esteem, eating disorders, family issues relating to divorce and separation within the family. I have been helping children, adults and families heal, and lead healthy lives for over 15 years in a safe, confidential, and nonjudgmental environment. I can help you. Call 334-222-7094 to schedule your appointment. I am licensed in Alabama as well as Florida and in addition to being a licensed counselor, I am also licensed in both states to offer supervision for those wishing to obtain their licenses in Alabama, Florida or certification in Play Therapy. I often teach parenting classes and training and conduct workshops to other professionals in the field of mental health. The topics I present on include issues of concern for parents, as well as counseling techniques to professionals. I specialize in Play Therapy and am always happy to conduct workshops to other professionals on the benefits of play therapy. If you would like me speak at your event or offer a workshop in your area, please contact me and we can set something up.
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