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Understanding and managing misbehaviour in children

It’s hard to find a catchy title for an article about child-rearing, and many parenting books can put you to sleep before you finish the prologue. That’s probably because the best parenting books are simply about common sense ways to manage misbehaving children. After some time in the Parent & Child section of the local [...]

By | 2016-02-05T23:57:09+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Children, Families & Parenting, Parenting|3 Comments

Gender Differences in the Therapy Room

Talking about gender differences is sure to result in strong opinions and feelings, and there are times when arguing about gender differences will even result in a call to a psychologist. In the early days of living together, Nina and Andrew looked like poster children for New Millennium relationships. Theirs was a relationship of equals [...]

Anxious Moms, Anxious Kids

“Your children are not your children, they are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself” -Kalil Gibran From the moment they realize they are pregnant, women often shift from being “me” to being a “mom-and-child”. This is re-enforced through the early years, and most mothers feel both pride and pangs of separation when [...]

Back to School Parenting 2015

It’s always surprising when, in the middle of summer, big-box stores suddenly display stacks of back-to-school supplies on their shelves.  They remind us that lounging afternoons with friends and enjoying summer BBQs will soon be replaced with back to school preparations. For parents Back to School 2015 means getting tighter with kids’ bedtimes and routines, [...]

Online dating facts and fictions 2015

In the 2012 Quebec film Roméo Eleven, a shy young man with cerebral palsy and a slight limp poses as a successful businessman in an evolving romance with an online girlfriend.  In real life, he is a part-time bus boy at his father’s restaurant.  Online he tells his girlfriend that important business trips and client [...]

Stealing the spotlight from performance anxiety

Finally, it’s time. The moment you have been preparing for and dreading is here. There are butterflies in your stomach, you begin to perspire and you feel a little breathless. It’s your time to perform. While many people, even seasoned performers have butterflies, there is a difference between nervous anticipation and paralyzing anxiety.  Paralyzing anxiety [...]

By | 2014-12-23T11:56:45+00:00 December 22nd, 2014|Anxiety & Stress|2 Comments

Growing Concerns: Mental Health of University Students

Warren was nervous in the car on the way home from the airport after being kicked out of university. Warren could tell his dad was furious. The silence, the set of his jaw, the way he drove the car faster than usual all the way home. He didn’t need his dad to remind him  how [...]

By | 2014-05-05T14:35:49+00:00 March 24th, 2014|Anxiety & Stress, Parenting, Sleep, Teens|1 Comment

The tight grasp of hoarding

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” -Henry David Thoreau Many of us hold onto things that we don’t need. Even the most organized person might have a drawer full of expiring coupons, another full of little shampoo bottles from hotels, a basement full of souvenirs from childhood or [...]

By | 2014-03-21T11:04:16+00:00 March 21st, 2014|Addiction & Compulsion, Hoarding|1 Comment