More than just a bad habit: Skin picking, hair pulling, and other BFRBs, and 5 things that will help you stop

Have you ever pulled out a stray hair, or picked a scab, or popped a pimple? If you are like most humans, then of course you have. But what if you pulled a LOT of hair, from various areas on your body? Or spent a whole lot of time focusing...
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5 things parents of teens needs to know about marijuana

It’s a big week in Canada. The government is selling recreational cannabis, as well as pipes, bongs, and other paraphernalia. Some folks are celebrating; while others can’t believe what is going on. Regardless of where you may stand, the changes to the marijuana laws have some parents of teens concerned....
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (C.B.T)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT, is an evidence based treatment modality. This means that it has been proven to be effective for many different mental health challenges. CBT is widely used to treat anxiety and depression, but can also be applied to many of life’s other challenges. CBT focuses on...
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16 Mental Health Apps Recommended by Counsellors

16 Mobile Apps for Mental Health Mental health apps can be a great tool. As summer comes to a close, the buzz of back to school excitement is in the air. While some folks may be super excited, others may be more hesitant and making plans for getting through the...
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Is my child depressed?

What depression looks like in children and teens, and what parents can do to help. As many as 1 in 5 children and youth in Ontario are affected by mental health challenges, such as depression (CMHO). Because normal behaviours in children and teens vary depending on developmental stage, it can...
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Parenting WAVE skill: Surfing analogy

Parenting is hard. Have you ever experienced a toddler meltdown? Because you wouldn’t open a box of coffee k-cups, or because you gave the wrong coloured cup, or because you wouldn’t allow them to drive your car? (All in the last two days!) It happens. And although we can at...
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Free Mini E-Course for Parents of Anxious Kids

We know it can be hard as a parent to know if your child is having issues with anxiety. In this 5-part series, we uncover ways you can help your child and family members ease worry and increase confidence.