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Wellness is an interactive process of becoming aware of and practicing healthy choices to create a more successful and balanced lifestyle.

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Tips to Create Your Home Routine

Children often need consistent schedules to help them stay on track at home and at school. A review of 50 years of psychological research, recently published in Journal of Family Psychology, shows that even infants and preschoolers are healthier and exhibit better-regulated behaviour when there are predictable routines in the family.1 Not only do routines help… Read more »

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Seize That Teachable Moment!

According to Moises Roman from UCLA Early Care and Education, “a teachable moment is a learning opportunity for a child to acquire new information, values, morals, a new behavior or a new skill, or a new way of expressing and coping with an emotion.” As parents and professionals, there are things we can do to… Read more »

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How To Teach Your Kids to Read Body Clues

Communication skills are more than just verbal, and moreover, these skills can be taught! According to Psychologists Declerck and Bogaert, “the evidence is accumulating: good social skills may depend on the ability to decipher facial expressions.” We have learned that when teaching children good communication skills, a critical component of this social education is teaching… Read more »

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Tips on Advocating for Your Child at School

Supporting a child with special education or mental health needs can at times be a challenging, emotional and overwhelming journey for any parent or caregiver. There are support groups, advocates and information services available in the local community to help families navigate through the school system. Know that your child has a right to an… Read more »

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Explore Loving-Kindness for Ourselves This Valentine’s Day

As February is the month most often associated with love, I started to think about what it represents and what kind of love is important.  I have often felt that Valentine’s Day focuses on romantic love and yet loving ourselves is so important in creating peace and fulfilment in our lives. In “A Mindfulness-Based Stress… Read more »

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How Full Is Your Bucket?

How Full Is Your Bucket? for Kids by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer is a book for all ages. Although it is a children’s picture story book, I have it sitting on my coffee table to be celebrated by children and adults alike. It consistently provokes the most interesting and meaningful conversations. “Through the story of a… Read more »

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