Tag Archives: Coping

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

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Keeping calm and carrying on for mental health

At work, in our kitchen, is a poster with words of inspiration – apparently. I however, have tried to purposefully avoid reading it, until the other day when I sat down for a meeting and it was right in front … Continue reading

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Anxiety and kids: has this become the new norm?

As a parent are you worried about your child’s emotional well-being? Well you are not alone. Did you know that anxiety disorders are the number one mental health problem in children and youth? So let’s talk about anxiety. Has living … Continue reading

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There is no such thing as a bad kid

                          “If only people would understand and not judge us,                            our parenting or our child…and not desert us.” I know a young boy with an infectious laugh, a wicked sense of humour and an uncanny ability to dismantle and … Continue reading

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…but I’m totally stressed

The holiday season is the busiest and most stressful time of the year for me.  My colleague Debbie and I were chatting about this the other day and all we could think is “here we go again into that ever … Continue reading

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