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Monthly Archives: April 2015

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Six Signs That You Are Raising a Resilient Child

Investing in the future can include fostering resiliency in our children. According to Ann Masten, PhD, resilience is the ability to show positive adaptation, handle stress, overcome disadvantage, recover from trauma, and use opportunities to grow and learn in the face of adversity. So how do you know that you are raising a resilient child?… Read more »

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12 Dos & Don’ts To Help Kids Deal with Parental Separation

There are many actions that parents can take to help their children deal with parental separation or divorce. The following recommendations will help all family members adapt to their new circumstances with greater success: Stop or limit contact between the natural parents if this contact continues to result in arguing, yelling, screaming, crying upset, name… Read more »

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Ways To Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal response to something dangerous or stressful. Anxiety can be an adaptive response when it motivates us or warns us of danger. However, anxiety can also show up unexpectedly, causing such distress that it interferes with a person’s ability to lead a normal life. It can affect the way that we think,… Read more »

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Steps to Help Your Kids Become Effective Money Managers

The way we spend money is based on our family value systems. Our parents first influence our attitudes towards money. With that in mind, it is important for parents to think about how they are going to teach their children to be responsible consumers and money-handlers. Children need to learn about the value and function… Read more »

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Volunteer Recognition Tips

“Volunteers want to be thanked and shown how they have made a difference – they want to know the impact of their contributions.” ~ Volunteer Canada 2013 Volunteer Recognition Study Although National Volunteer Week takes place every April, it is important that we provide ongoing recognition and appreciation of our volunteers throughout the year. We… Read more »

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Volunteers See a World of Possibilities

During National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, we celebrate the contributions of volunteers who help to build our communities through their vision of a better world. Each year, almost 13 million Canadians contribute close to 2 billion hours of volunteer time (Statistics Canada, 2013). They do it because volunteers see a world of possibilities. In a… Read more »

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