The most important thing about creative play is that it should be free play; let your child take the lead. He will let you know if he needs private time, or if he wants you to be a participant in his scenario - but, you should be around.
When we learn mindfulness, we gain the power of familiarizing ourselves with our thoughts and our patterns. We can get to know our critical inner voices, and we can start to recognize when these cruel thoughts start to surface.
Today, childhood depression is on the rise in America. More than a million children have been diagnosed with depression. Alongside this rise in children's depression is the alarming decrease of free unstructured play.