Guidance for local parents
Sometimes, parents might not have time or take the time to really listen to their children.
Judy Crow, a registered play therapist-supervisor at the Family Counseling Center, points out that when there are open lines of communication, it enriches the relationship and benefits the whole family.
“Children need to be heard and believed,” Crow said. “If parents won’t listen, then a child becomes discouraged and in teenage years may well turn to peers and others to fill that gap.”