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The Importance of Play

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Why is play such an important part of a child’s life? During the first few years of a child’s life, their brain is growing and changing at a rapid rate. When children are raised in overly stressful environments their brains and bodies go into constant fight/flight/freeze mode. When this occurs, other emotions like imagination, curiosity, […]

Supporting a Teen Dealing with Depression

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It’s incredibly difficult to see someone you love struggle with depression, especially your child. Teens having to cope with depression has been on the rise and it’s hard to know how to support them. Many parents find themselves stuck between not wanting to push their child to much (to potentially cause more harm), but also […]

Back to the Basics

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There are many times throughout people’s lives where they reach a point where everything seems out of control and overwhelming.  You may find yourself struggling to function, questioning most decisions you have made and feeling as if you are losing yourself. When these things occur, I always encourage people to go back to the basics.  […]

5 Ways to Validate Your Child:

First, I want to start by addressing the common question of why validate? There is controversy related to validation. Often people think that if we validate a child’s feelings, it means that we condone their behaviour. I think it’s important to clarify that we can validate our child’s feelings, while setting limits and encouraging a […]

Finding the Right Therapist

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You’ve made the decision to start therapy.  It’s a huge step forward in trying to make changes for your life.  The next task is finding a therapist.  If you go onto Google and search “therapists in my area,” tons of options will come up.  It can be overwhelming to have to scroll through different websites, […]

Behaviour Burst

ngry Afro Mother Shouting At Offended Daughter Sitting On Couch At Home. Family Problems, Quarrels And Aggression

It gets better before it gets worse. One of the greatest challenges as a parent is staying consistent with consequences.  One of the many reasons includes a child’s reaction.  It’s an age-old story:  you set a limit, the child tries to push the boundaries, you reinforce the limit, and the child explodes.  Your child may […]