Well-being

The Case for ‘Caremongering’

What are you doing to keep your family healthy and sane during the COVID-19 pandemic?At a time when we are being told to stay...

Keeping Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said for many days, we are living in extraordinary times. Life as we know it has changed dramatically...

Keep ’em Calm…

Anxiety Canada’s free app, MindShift, uses cognitive-based tools to help reorient thinking and behavioural strategies. There’s a thought journal, coping cards and a “Chill...

Taking Care of Your Family’s Mental Health

Don’t keep your kids in the dark As scary as this all feels for adults, it can be even more frightening for kids. Children...

Quit Riffin’ on Your Kid

Parents have the mistaken goal of trying to teach their children the shortcuts to becoming a high functioning adult. We have learned so much...

Advice from a Teenager

Dear Mom and Dad,I need to teach you a few things about parenting.Love, your TeenagerNot only do I research and write about teens, but...

The Importance of Friendship…for Parents!

February: the month of love. Love takes many different forms, and lately I’m feeling particularly grateful for the friendships in my life. Parenting young...

Heart, Broken

Recently, as I was flicking through photos on my iPhone, I stumbled across a pair of back-to-back selfies I’d taken last May. In the...

Getting Help for Anxiety

My son Angus was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder last winter during his psychoeducational assessment. It wasn’t a surprise. Angus has always been an...

Different Kinds of Attention

Negative attention can take many forms, but one of them is allowing your child to take you away from something that is important to...

What We Remember

What do you remember about your childhood? While there are bound to be the big-ticket memories—like a holiday in Disneyland or a cross-Canada road...

Avoiding Seasonal Stress

When it comes to the holidays, there seems to be a mixed-bag of emotions. Some people are eager to put up their lights and...
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May 2020

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