CONNECTING THROUGH PLAY

CONNECTING THROUGH PLAY

People are social and long for human connection. This connection includes the knowledge that you are seen and heard, and that you are respected and appreciated for who you are. Children also need human connection; we can connect through play. Play is a child’s way to... Read more
UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA

UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA

Trauma occurs when an accident, abuse, loss or something unpredictable causes us to feel emotions such as intense fear, shock, denial and distress. For the most part, people might have trauma reactions such as nightmares, hypervigilance or physical symptoms after a... Read more
WHY AM I SO ANGRY?

WHY AM I SO ANGRY?

Humans have emotions for a reason. Some emotions keep us safe, social and on a certain life path. Anger is an emotion that tells others, “don’t mess with me,” or “I want to feel in control.” Anger helps us to feel powerful and it can motivate us. Anger is not a... Read more
WHY IS MY TEENAGER CUTTING?

WHY IS MY TEENAGER CUTTING?

The modern teenager is under immense social and academic pressure. Not only are teenagers going through rapid hormonal and brain changes, their social life is also rapidly changing with the advancement of social media. Some parents struggle to maintain a healthy... Read more
EASING ACADEMIC STRESS IN THE HOME

EASING ACADEMIC STRESS IN THE HOME

Academic pressure is a major source of anxiety and stress for many children and teens. As a parent, you want what is best for your child. Here are a few pointers to help you ease the academic pressure your child might be feeling. Have a stress free homework routine.... Read more