When you think of Chuckie, Jason or Freddie Krueger, they are not the obvious dolls you’d think of to help children in therapy. When Gary Yorke, PhD, recommended creepy dolls in the playroom as good resources I was skeptical, but bought 3.
I love New York City trains. Riding the subway is always on my “to do list” when I visit the city. The people are amazing. Going about their personal business, passengers see people around them without being intrusive. While the locals mind their own business, I never have difficulty finding someone to help me get on the train I should really be on.
In a recent article I wrote for Childswork, I delved into the all-too-familar tradition of children’s innate gifts left unseen because they failed to do something else exceptionally well; parents are at times disappointed at a mediocre result in one area, so they stop looking at others.