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Category Archives: Teens
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
Your school age child is stealing: what can you do?
Put your hand up if you remember stealing something when you were a kid. I bet there are lots of hands raised right now! It’s not unusual for kids to take something that doesn’t belong to them, without asking permission, … Continue reading
Posted in Children & Tweens, Emotional Well-Being & Mental Health for Your Child/Tween, Emotional Well-Being & Mental Health for Your Teen, Keeping Your Teen Safe, Parenting, Parenting Your Child/Tween, Parenting Your Teen, Teens Tagged stealing shoplifting parenting taking teens school-aged honesty trust guilt mental health 8 Comments
The holidays are over… now what?
So here we are in a New Year. The hustle and bustle of the holidays are behind us – the decorating, shopping, gift-giving and entertaining are all done. We hear all around us that it is time for new beginnings. … Continue reading
All you need to know about vaping
Vaping is gaining popularity with youth. My teens claim everyone’s doing it and the statistics are showing a rise in use. In 2017, more Ontario students in grades 7-12 had used e-cigarettes compared to tobacco cigarettes. About one-in-ten students (around 80,800 … Continue reading
Posted in Alcohol, Tobacco & Drugs, Children & Tweens, 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, Teen Brain, Transition to High School Tagged addiction, addiction and mental health, e-cigarettes, e-cigs, e-juice, mods, nicotine, parenting, parenting teens, Smoking, substance, tobacco, vape, vaping 5 Comments