Tips for Communicating With Your Teenager

Communicating With Your Teen

Adolescence. If only you could read their mind. You glance across the table. There they are, head down, eating dinner. And you wish for the hundredth time that week that you were a mind reader. That you could peer inside their head and see what was going on. What was worrying them. What social struggles […]

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Postpartum OCD: Why We Need to Talk About It

Postpartum OCD

Everyone knows that new mother’s are susceptible to postpartum depression.  But did you know that postpartum OCD is also very common? Most people don’t, and that’s exactly why we need to start talking about it. This article contains everything you need to know about postpartum OCD, also known as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  If you have any suspicion that […]

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No More Tomboys!

I’m on a new crusade against the word Tomboy. If I get my way, I’ll cut it out of every dictionary. It’s all because of my own parenting challenge with my teenage children. Breaking Gender Roles My oldest child is artistic, creative and sensitive (and still cries when upset or angry). Child 1 has spent […]

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5 Foods That Are Affecting Your Child’s Mood

Foods Affecting Kids Mood

by: Krista Hillis B.A.Sc Psychology and Neuroscience We often view mental health issues as an ‘adult’ problem, but the unfortunate reality is, children also suffer from mood disorders and other mental health conditions. In fact, mental disorders among children have continued to increase, with approximately 13 to 20 percent of children affected on an annual […]

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