Most of us assume that all children intuitively know how to play, so why would anyone need to encourage them to do what comes naturally? Because, some kids, just like some adults, are, by temperament, less social than others. And those are the ones who could greatly benefit from wise counsel and support from parents. Annie talks with Licensed Mental Health Counselor Janine Halloran about kids, playdates, and learning how to create and maintain friendships.
About Janine Halloran
Janine Halloran is a school adjustment counselor as well as being a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over a decade of experience, working mostly in elementary and middle school settings. She is also a mother to two children and the founder of Encourage Play where she blogs and provides resources to help kids who need support connecting with peers. Because, as Janine says, “Everyone should play!” Learn more at EncouragePlay.com
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