The Principles of Playful Parenting

USD $25.99


**This is a recording of a Live Presentation given at the Institute of Child Psychology’s 2022 Children’s Mental Health Conference. As it is a Live recording, please note that there may be unscheduled technical difficulties, pauses/breaks, as well as reading of comments which you may not be able to see.

The Principals of Playful Parenting

This three hour lecture will include lecture, experiential exercises, discussion, and Q and A with the live audience. Throughout this session we will explore the importance of connection in children, as well as the power of play. There will be discussion on the importance of meeting children’s emotions, and taking care of your own as parents & caregivers. Also provided will be tools on how to set limits while maintaining connection with the child.


  • Identify two key ways parents can connect with children
  • Describe three benefits of free play
  • Bring family problems into the play zone
  • Practice the two elements of meeting children’s emotions and the three elements of taking care of their own emotions
  • Know four ways to set limits with connection


  • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION with 3.0 instructional hours & successful completion of a short quiz.
  • RESOURCESAccess to several mental health and parenting resources.
  • SUPPORT:​ Access to the institute should any questions arise.

This presentation is appropriate for parents, educators, child care professionals, caregivers, and mental health professionals.

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3 Hours



Age Group

2-17 Years

Instructor Information

Dr. Lawrence J. Cohen

Larry Cohen, the author of PLAYFUL PARENTING and THE OPPOSITE OF WORRY, is a licensed psychologist specializing in children's play and play therapy. In addition to his private therapy practice, he is also a speaker and consultant to public and independent schools, and a teacher of parenting classes and classes for daycare teachers.

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