This is a game specially for the slightly younger, nervous/anxious child, who might be finding it hard to be separate from you right now. I explain how best to do this with a child who needs to be ‘kept in mind’, a fundamental part of attachment.

If you didn’t catch the introduction to play therapy for frontline workers, see this video below also!

We know that working long and stressful hours might mean you are worried about your children. They are under stress too and you may find your child is experiencing some anxiety, particularly when you leave or when you come home. Our wonderful play therapist is here to help. Johanna is going to bring us through a series of very simple games that you can play with your children to reassure, comfort and connect with your child.

Johanna Mulligan is a Dublin based play therapist and attachment specialist. She works therapeutically with children and families through play, and also provides parenting support. Please see for a full description of her services.

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