Are you wondering where and how do I even begin to choose the right therapist for my child? Well, you’re not alone! It is a very common worry among parents. This article defines how to gather referrals, questions to ask, learning the therapists’ credentials, and the types of therapy that your child may receive. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of taking your time and interviewing at least three therapists and knowing the credentials of whom you are speaking with. Knowing the credentials will guide you in what services you may be asking for; i.e., we may all be qualified therapists, but our specialties and realm of focus vastly differ. Remember to trust your instincts and that you’re the expert in your child’s life.
Was liest du? Means, what are you reading?
Was liest du? Will be an ongoing blog series of the various books I am reading, books that may be helpful, and books that my family enjoys. These books are not an endorsement where I would obtain cash, nor a comprehensive review. Any suggestions of books you are reading are always welcomed!
Lets’ get started. One of the books that were given to my husband and me when our first child was born is called ‘Zagazoo’ by Quentin Blake. I remember reading it for the first time; we were not parents yet (baby still in the tummy), but I found it quite humorous. I thought, “This is clever! It goes through the childhood stages in an engaging way.” Little did I know that I would be able to relate to this book. From time to time I sit in my son’s room and read it…thinking ‘oh yeah, he is in that stage’! If you’re looking to get a good laugh, some validation and a book that every parent can relate to, then check out Zagazoo.
Another current favorite is ‘The Lion Inside’ by Rachel Bright and Jim Field. I adore this book. Firstly, the illustrations are beautiful and engaging. Second, the book appeals to small children as well as their parents. Last, it oozes with underlying messages of confidence, individuality, and self-awareness. If you know me, I love a story that not only is fun, but that starts to build a child’s social-emotional intelligence.
“Yes, that day they BOTH learned that no matter your size, We all have a mouse AND a lion inside.” — Rachel Bright & Jim Field