Articles Written By: Lynn Louise Wonders

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Lynn Louise Wonders, MA, LPC, RPT-S is an early childhood development and parenting expert. She offers private coaching and consultation for parents throughout the U.S. She is a well-known professional in the field of play therapy, providing training, supervision and mentoring to child therapists world-wide having practiced for more than 15 years in schools, child development centers and through her private practice.

Mother consoles her upset daughter

6 Do’s and Don’ts to Help Children Deal with the Death of a Pet

Pets are often considered part of the family. When a beloved pet dies, it can be difficult for parents to know how to help their…
Little boy plays with blocks as his baby brother curiously observes him

8 Tips to Resolve Sibling Rivalry

Siblings are bound to squabble. What’s a parent to do? What is considered normal sibling rivalry and what is considered problematic behavior? As a therapist…
Parents build a blanket fort for their children as they smile happily sitting under it

9 Activities to Make the Most Out of the Summer with Your Child

I recently found and enjoyed looking through a photo album of my children and our summer activities together when they were young. As a child…
Woman and daughter sit on porch in backyard and have discussion

Tips for Helping Your Child Adapt to Change

Someone wise once said, “The only thing in life that is certain is change.” Isn’t that the truth? As hard as we try to maintain…
Three young children playing with animal toys on their playdate

When Should My Child Start Having Play Dates?

It’s no secret, babies and toddlers enjoy interacting and spending time with one another. Scheduling baby play dates with other little ones is a great…
Emotional mother looks lovingly at her newborn baby

Bringing Baby Home: Adjusting to the Newness of Being a Parent

You and your spouse have made it through pregnancy, labor and delivery, or maybe you recently adopted a baby. You’ve finally brought your bundle of…
Little baby girl sucking her thumb

“Is This Normal?”

As a therapist for young children and families, I often receive questions from new parents about a number of behaviors, usually ending with “Is this…
Parents happily playing with their two children at home

4 Simple Ways to Ease Stress

Being a parent is fun, exciting and rewarding – but at the end of the day, it’s also a full-time job. And just like any…
Little girl excitedly offers her mother a bite of their thanksgiving meal as her older sister looks on

Holiday Parenting: Navigating Stress and Generating Joy

Feeling overwhelmed instead of overjoyed with the holiday spirit? Try these tips to center yourself and your family.
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