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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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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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Do Your Kids Need Structure This Summer?

Summer holidays are here and that means that many children and youth are celebrating the freedom of unstructured days ahead unburdened by the schedules, homework and demands of school. As parents, however, we often observe that by the third week of summer vacation, boredom sets in, and a new kind of stress arises for many… Read more »

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Try These Summer Non-alcoholic Alternatives

With the warmer weather fast approaching it brings a time of parties, summer barbecue’s and lounging on the deck. Members of the FASD Community of Practice would like to remind you that NO amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy. Offering a tasty and attractive non-alcoholic alternative makes it easier for expectant women to avoid… Read more »

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Why You Need to Take a Vacation!

So often we feel we cannot get away from the job – work is busy and there is no one else that can do what we do. However, it’s when our work feels the most demanding that it is critical to take a break. Fatigue and chronic stress directly affect our resilience and mental capacities…. Read more »

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Plan An Inexpensive Summer Stay-Cation

During difficult economic times, we have to cut back on spending in order to afford the rising costs of necessities, and the expense of a vacation is often out of the question. We could, however, still enjoy a revitalizing holiday experience, without the expense, by embarking on a stay-cation. The key to a successful and… Read more »

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How To Play with Your Kids This Summer

Summer holidays are coming – and it’s a great opportunity for parents to engage with their children in creative and fun play. For kids, summer means having the luxury of enjoying their time unrestricted by school. It’s a chance for families to spend quality time together and enjoy the outdoors. How parents can plan for… Read more »

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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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