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How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen: A 7-Week Parenting Group

Parenting comes with many challenges and can be frustrating! You may be tired of repeating yourself, feeling out of control, and wondering how to get your children to do what you want them to do or to stop them from doing what you don’t want them to do. We can help! Come and join How...
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To Parents of Young Children – We Wish You a Merry Holiday Season

For parents of young children, the holiday period can mean stress and overwhelm from family dynamics, seasonal responsibilities, and the pressure to create a magical experience for the little ones. Dr Jessica Corbeil shares some science-backed tools and advice to help parents navigate this demanding time and foster a harmonious holiday season for themselves and...
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I failed….$%*!

In this eye-opening blog, Connecte clinical psychologist Dr Amber Labow explains how common cognitive biases that can fuel our fear of failure, and looks at ways we can move away from mindsets created by those biases... and embrace failure instead! Read on and find out why.
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Accepting Our Parents

Dr. Simcha Samuel invites us to take a thoughtful look at ways our past experience informs our present, and how recognizing and accepting our own parents' fallibility can help us more fully accept ourselves in our own roles as parents.
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Emotional Validation vs. Gratitude: Are They Incompatible?

When faced with a situation where our feelings are mixed, emotional validation and gratitude are two responses that can be seemingly at odds...but are they really? Therapist and PhD/PsyD Candidate Nada Kadhim explores how the two can actually go hand in hand to reflect a truer, more helpful understanding of the emotions we experience.
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Time for change: thriving through stressful academic transitions

For many, summer represents a stress-free pause before getting back to the regularly scheduled program. However, for some, the summer before a major transition is rife with anticipatory stress. Dr. Stephanie Correia introduces a few key points to consider if you are supporting a student or if you are navigating an academic transition yourself!
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How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk: A 7-Week Parenting Workshop

Parenting comes with many challenges and can be frustrating! You may be tired of repeating yourself, feeling out of control, and wondering how to get your children to do what you want them to do or to stop them from doing what you don’t want them to do. We can help! Come and join How...
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Punishment: why do we use it and what can we do instead?

Many of us come from an upbringing where punishments were common, and we have been taught that using punishments is the main way to discipline a child or correct behaviour. But is it really the best way? Dr. Vanessa Kurdi want us to reconsider what we know and think more deeply about why we reach...
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How Do I Respond To My Child’s Worries?

How best to respond when your child feels anxious or worried? Should you crack a joke to distract them? Reassure and say there’s nothing to worry about? Protect them from the source of their distress by avoiding it? Intuition often leads us in those directions, but the best strategies may be ones that help our...
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Turning Our Worst Critic into an Ally: Self-Compassion and How to Cultivate It

Why is being kind to ourselves harder to do than being kind to others? Why is it so hard to give ourselves a break? What it means to be self-compassionate, and how we can put it into practice, are things we will explore in this blog post on the ins and outs of self-compassion.
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