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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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Help your child manage anger in 6 simple steps

Managing anger is one of the biggest emotional issues that children face. Children who can learn to manage their anger have a head start on handling fears and other emotions. Kids need to learn that anger can be expressed in ways that are not hurtful to anyone including themselves. Here are six steps that parents… Read more »

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Have You Been Told Scary Tales from Creditors?

As many celebrate Halloween, one of the traditions is to share scary stories. In my role as Credit Counselling Manager, people tell me a lot of scary stories that have been fabricated by creditors. Many clients will contact our office with questions like: “Can I get kicked out of Canada if I owe money?” “Can I… Read more »

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Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

“So much has been given to me. I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied.” Helen Keller As we gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, we commonly reflect on the things in our lives for which we are grateful. But, cultivating a year round, day by day practice of… Read more »

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University Students – Consider These Money-Saving Tips

Post-secondary education is an expensive pursuit, and costs are rising with each passing year. The average overall annual tuition cost for a Canadian university is around $5000, which is $20,000 over a four year degree. This does not include other costs, such as textbooks, supplies, renting an apartment, utilities and food. The numbers add up… Read more »

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If You’re Anxious About Change, Try A New Path

Autumn is the season that inspires me to think about change. It is a season where we are sad to say “good-bye” to summer and are somewhat anxious about the coming winter weather. But, it is also a season of glorious colour, fresh crisp air, fall fairs and Thanksgiving. We face many changes throughout our… Read more »

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11 Ways To Help Kids Develop Good Homework Habits

Back to school is always an exciting time, but now that the school year is well underway, some families may find that they are challenged by strategies around kids’ schedules and dealing with homework. Here are some practical suggestions to help parents and their children to address homework issues: Ensure your child has a break… Read more »

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7 Ways to Manage the Empty Nest

With the new school year underway, many parents will be experiencing a new transition in life, the “empty nest.” Empty nest syndrome is often experienced by parents of adult children leaving home (the nest) for college/university/work. The symptoms can include feelings of sadness, anxiety, loneliness, and excessive worry, and parents often feel they have to… Read more »

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When a parent’s gut says something is not right…

A child slowly begins to retreat from their friends; another cannot stand the feel of clothing tags on his skin; a five year old that just won’t stop fidgeting; a young girl that can’t seem to leave the house anymore; a nine year old boy that is angry all the time. These are profiles of… Read more »

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Back To School Budgeting Tips

Next to the Christmas season, September and Back to School shopping is the most expensive spending period for most families. It can really cause families to lose track of their budget. Here are some tips to help keep this costly season in check. Start by taking an inventory. Look at what you have, make a… Read more »

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12 Tips to Help Your Child to Succeed in School

Parents can play a very important role in helping their children to succeed in school. Here are some home support strategies to help your children develop the skills critical to academic success. Have realistic expectations. It is always good to help your children to establish goals, but those goals must also be achievable within their… Read more »

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