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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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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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“Treatment Resistant Teens”: Making Therapy Work for Adolescents

Exploring and understanding reasons for a teen's reluctance to therapy - from fear of judgment, pride, or feeling forced by an adult, to prior negative experiences in therapy, disinterest, or confusion about the process - can help prevent mislabelling teens as treatment resistant. Dr Amanda Plokar shares pointers for parents to consider that can help...
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