How parents encouraging their anxious children to face their fears can be helpful and healthy

I know some might be thinking is it good to encourage our children with anxiety? We don't want to push them too far and cause their anxiety to spiral in a negative way, but we want to help our children. I have two children that suffer from anxiety. It's at times a major thing for … Continue reading How parents encouraging their anxious children to face their fears can be helpful and healthy

Supporting Children to Reduce Anxiety –Tips to Help Children Relax and Enjoy the Present

What is anxiety? The online definition from Merriam Webster’s states that anxiety is” an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physical signs (such as tension, sweating, and increased pulse rate), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one's capacity to cope with it”.  … Continue reading Supporting Children to Reduce Anxiety –Tips to Help Children Relax and Enjoy the Present

How To Approach The One Year Anniversary Of Your Child’s Suicide Attempt

In the past month, I’ve gotten several messages asking me for advice regarding how to handle the one-year anniversary of their child’s suicide attempt. My heart breaks for the parents sending the emails – and for the children who went through the experience. I’m not a parent… But I am the person on the other … Continue reading How To Approach The One Year Anniversary Of Your Child’s Suicide Attempt

How To Explain Mental Illness To Children

Children of all ages are naturally curious and constantly asking questions.  We, as adults, need to be attentive and take the time to listen.  The generation now, is exposed to the awareness of mental illness, more than previous generations. It’s our responsibility to help educate our children about the world around them. When I was … Continue reading How To Explain Mental Illness To Children

Tips for Teachers to help a student with Autism. How you can help them succeed!!

The success of a student is every teacher’s number one priority over the course of their teaching career. For some students success can be getting good grades and for other it may mean increased involvement within the classroom environment. You can help all your students achieve their full potential regardless of how the measure they … Continue reading Tips for Teachers to help a student with Autism. How you can help them succeed!!

When Your Child Leaves for College (and Takes Your Heart with Her)

We're in single digits now. That is, number of days until we move my girl into her dorm room.  Throughout her senior year, I teared up (sometimes outright cried) at all the "lasts." Her last fall drama. Her last high school musical. Her last Prom. Her last Spanish Club meeting. Her last last day of … Continue reading When Your Child Leaves for College (and Takes Your Heart with Her)

Behaviours associated with depression in 6 to 12 year old children

1 in 10 children suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder this is around 3 children in every school class. 95% of imprisoned young offenders have a mental health condition, which results in destructive behaviour. This can result in conduct disorder. The child will display aggression, theft, vandalism, for a diagnosis these behaviours would normally … Continue reading Behaviours associated with depression in 6 to 12 year old children