Heading back to school after the holidays is an exciting time and students may feel refreshed and be looking forward to seeing all their friends. The start of the school year can also produce feelings of anxiety. While it’s normal for kids to feel mild to moderate anxiety about going back to school some may experience a debilitating amount of anxiety.Read More
Mindfulness brings awareness to emotions, thoughts and sensations in the body. It is about taking note of breathing and how the mind is manifesting itself in the body.
Research demonstrates that practicing mindfulness for kids is just as effective as it is for adults. Mindfulness has a positive impact on people no matter what age they are.Read More
Social anxiety can have a negative impact on your son or daughter by preventing them from communicating effectively, joining activities, performing academically and making friends. If your child or teen’s shyness is standing in their way there are many strategies and treatments that may help.Read More
Praising children for positive behaviours is a powerful way to teach them how to cooperate with others and follow social rules and norms. Praise, especially from parents, teachers and other role models, tends to be rewarding for children, and when behaviour is rewarded it happens more and more over time.Read More
As parents we often offer our children reassurance when they are upset. In addition to reassurance and support it is important to model and teach healthy coping skills to children. Here are 4 steps to help children calm themselves down.Read More
Being a parent is not an easy job and being the mother or father of an anxious child is even more challenging. The good news is that while there is no cure for anxiety it is very treatable and there are many strategies that have been proven to help manage and ease anxiety in children. Here are some of our top strategies for parenting an anxious child.Read More
It’s hard enough being a teenager with your body changing and hormones running wild, then you throw in the pressure that comes with social media....
For parents, this is also a challenging time. You're also learning to navigate how to deal with your teenager and their emotions. Here we look at the negative impact of social media on teenagers and some advice for how to deal with this as a parent.Read More