Children struggle with the stresses and hurts of life just like the rest of us. Often the recipients of collateral damage, they are dealing with very confusing and upsetting life events that need to be made sense of. Because they are cute and they giggle and play in the backyard, we forget that they are hurting from the problems in their lives that they just don't understand.
So with children, we have to meet them where they are and talk their language. The language of children is play and they often have a lot to say, if we can only listen to their stories and concerns. Play therapy offers a children their voice with someone who is listening. Kids suffer as we do with the difficulty of life. We want to hear them.