Parent-Child Attachment Play
Individual or small group Parent-Child Attachment Play is a play based approach aimed at improving the attachment quality of the parent-child relationship using attachment mechanisms and child-orientated play with parents/carers and their children age 3-15+ years.
Parents and carers may often feel concerned about their children’s behaviour and often feel the need to chastise them believing if they are too playful with them they may lose control over the family. Children's natural communication is through play, therefore, parents who are not playful lose attachment opportunities.
When the parent-child relationship is working especially when connected through play, children tend to exhibit positive behaviour, there is no longer a need for harsh punitive measures and family life becomes more manageable.
This work is carried out directly with the parent(s) or carer(s) and not directly with the child or children.