Tag Archives: relationships

Is it hormones or mental health? What every parent needs to know.

I heard shouting down the hall… then crying. My daughter entered the room with an empty mug in her hand and she’s sobbing. “She spilled my hot chocolate.” So we are crying over…. spilled hot chocolate? Understandable behaviour if she … Continue reading

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Would you really know if your child is bullying others?

When I hear the word bully, I think of “Biff “from Back to the Future. Biff Tannen was a big, selfish bully who got what he wanted by intimidating others. Biff had an overbearing personality and was just plain mean. He had poor … Continue reading

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Attitude changes and emotional outbursts. Should I be worried?

“Can you please clean the cat litter?”, I ask as I’m running out to get groceries. My daughter’s response: “No thank you!” I don’t know if she thought adding the “thank you” would soften her response and get her off … Continue reading

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So your teen wants to start dating. What every parent should do.

You knew this day would come…the day that your teen wants to start dating. With your years of dating wisdom many things pop into your head, including “WHY?” Or maybe “WHY so SOON?” You want to shout out “Not yet! … Continue reading

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To Curfew or Not to Curfew. Have the times changed?

When I hear the word curfew, I wonder… what exactly is “a curfew”? Because when I was younger curfew was 11 p.m. – no matter what!  Let me clarify, it actually wasn’t my curfew, but that of my older sisters. … Continue reading

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Bullying Prevention. Parents “YOU” are vital!

As we enter bullying awareness and prevention week, you will probably hear your kids speak of activities, assemblies and announcements that are being done within their school. You’ll hear the “Ra Ra’s” of everyone standing up to bullying. However, once … Continue reading

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Bullying and the Brain

Believe it or not, Canada is falling seriously behind other countries in supporting children and youth with healthy relationships. Research points to the fact that many problems children experience with bullying have to do with troubled relationships. I think we … Continue reading

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