We are in the news: "Parents warned to keep a close eye on what children see online"

Our registered psychologist, Andrea Thrall, speaks to St. Albert Gazelle about the danger of children viewing disturbing video content online. Andrea said parents should always be present whenever young children are viewing videos. Read the full article here:


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"How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids" - Dr. Dan Siegel

Award-winning educator and Neuropsychiatrist, Dr. Dan Siegel, explains how Self-Compassion can help parents to keep the lid on their temper - and to reconnect with kids when they do lose it. The video below is one of many insights Dr. Siegel offers for parenting, childhood development, mindfulness, and more. 

"Brainwise" Parenting

Our wellness matters talk in November was "Brainwise" Parenting with Christine Crocker. Based on the positive feedback received, the participants went away with a wealth of information about childhood development and practical parenting tips. Christine has shared her slide presentation so others can get this valuable information, as well.

If you missed it... download the presentation slides here

how to diagnose and deal with stress in children

Just like adults, children experience stress at various stages of development. It could happen when they are transitioning to a new school, their parents are going through divorce or they experience the death of a close family member.  The good news is there are things we can do to help as their parents.  You may not be able to eliminate the stressful factor, but we can certainly do more than assume that it will go away on its own.

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Stress in Children

It can be very easy for parents to overlook the fact that their children can get stressed just as easily as the adults around them do. This stress manifests itself in a great many ways, and can be very difficult for parents to deal with. One of the greatest tools a parent has in their arsenal when it comes to dealing with any type of stressful situation which affects their child is to talk and keep those lines of communication open. This will not only give your child mild exposure to their stress (a necessary step in overcoming any obstacle), but will also reaffirm your support for them and provide that valuable comforted feeling. 

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Art Therapy - A Way Through Grieving for Children

Written By Lisa Hardy

Of all the time I have ever spent, working and playing with children is by far the most satisfying and important. To be a positive part of a child’s life can change the trajectory of that life, for the benefit of the planet. Lofty ideas? Maybe, but the more time I spend with kids the more I come to know that the veil between this physical world and the very real world of the imaginal and ethereal is thinner. 

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