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Category Archives: Emotional Well-Being & Mental Health for Your Teen
Catching up on School-based Vaccines
Can you believe we are halfway through August already? As you are gearing up for your children to start school, Halton Region is encouraging parents to ensure that their children’s vaccines are up-to-date. This includes Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and Meningococcal ACYW-135 vaccines. … Continue reading
Posted in Emotional Well-Being & Mental Health for Your Teen, Keeping Your Child/Tween Safe, Keeping Your Teen Safe, Parenting, Teens and Vaccines, Transition to High School Tagged grade 7 vaccines, Physical Health, school health, School-based vaccines, vaccines at school, vaccines for school, vaccines given at school, vaccines needed to go to school Leave a comment
Helping teens and tweens maintain mental well-being throughout the pandemic
The demands of COVID-19 have been difficult for everyone. For teens and tweens, there has also been a fair amount of loss. Beyond missing out on major rites of passage, this past year has also meant the loss of everyday … Continue reading
Posted in Children & Tweens, Emotional Well-Being & Mental Health for Your Child/Tween, Emotional Well-Being & Mental Health for Your Teen, Healthy Eating for your Teen, Keeping Your Teen Safe, Parenting, Parenting Your Teen, Teen Brain, Teens Tagged Coping, COVID-19, Mental Health, mental wellness, parenting teens, tweens Leave a comment
Grandparenting during COVID….
As I wake up to another beautiful spring day, I am filled with joy. Birds are singing; the flowers are blooming; and I have time to enjoy a cup of Chai tea before heading to work. And yet…and yet. I … Continue reading
5 great ways to enjoy winter with the family!
I remember getting my kids bundled up for winter outdoor activities. What a process! First figuring out what activity to do and then telling myself – maybe more than my kids, that going out into the cold weather would be … Continue reading
Posted in Emotional Well-Being & Mental Health for Your Child/Tween, Emotional Well-Being & Mental Health for Your Teen, Parenting, Parenting Your Child/Tween, Parenting Your Teen, Parenting Your Toddler & Preschooler, Play, Growth & Development Tagged family time, games, Sports, winter activities Leave a comment
My baby went to university! This is what we learned.
One year ago we prepared to send my oldest daughter off to university. The final year of high school had kept us busy: driver’s license √, university acceptance √, prom √. We made it; but we had a new mountain … Continue reading