Wellness Blog

Posts By: Carizon Staff

celebrate winter

Winter is Coming – Come on, Smile!

In our region, we have enjoyed a fabulous summer and an exceptionally warm autumn. But talk is abounding about an approaching winter that could be one for the record books. Many people dread this time of year and simply dream about the prospect of springtime. But, are we going to spend a quarter of our… Read more »

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Parents and children playing board game

Why and How to Play with Your Kids

Through play children develop motor skills, cognitive skills, language, communication and problem-solving skills. Play benefits every aspect of growing, learning, socializing and brain development. Play is also relationship building. It is an opportunity for parents to get to know their child and for children to get to know their parents. When you devote time to… Read more »

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Tips to Help Children to Manage Transitions

Cooler temperatures have finally arrived after a September where summer seemed to never end. The leaves have started to turn and the vibrant red of the Sumac and Burning Bushes have emerged. Change is in the air. As this seasonal transition occurs, our thoughts often wander to personal transitions. Change is never easy for adults,… Read more »

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Tips to Help Children Include Individuals with Challenges

During the Olympics, many families were glued to the screen, cheering on our Canadian athletes and buoyed by their inspiring stories. I believe advertisers understand the emotions of the viewership and also seek to move the audience through their communication. I was particularly taken with a Canadian Tire advertisement featuring a young boy in a… Read more »

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workplace celebration

5 Tips to Create Back to School Excitement at Work

Fall is the season of “back to school” and often means an exciting threshold for youth — new classes, new friends, new things to learn and do, and maybe new pencils, crayons, clothes and knapsacks. It brings a fresh start, the excitement of something different, room for self-reflection, and the potential for growth.  As we… Read more »

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Youth holding a world

Heading off to College or University? What You Need to Know!

Many young people are beginning their journey into post-secondary education. It is an exciting time of new-found independence, an energizing environment, endless possibilities, and the promise of additional experiences and friendships. It also can be a time of anxiety as expectations change, demands and challenges  intensify and an unknown world unfolds. Here are some tips for… Read more »

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tips for a successful family vacation

4 Steps To Help You Plan Your Family Vacation

Whatever our walk of life, one thing we all seem to have in common is that we just can’t wait until it’s time for our next vacation. This is not surprising since, everyone, even children, benefit greatly from a much needed change away from the everyday, even if it’s for only a day or two…. Read more »

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Father and daughter holding hands

12 Tips for Fathers Raising Daughters

On June 19th, we celebrate Father’s Day and the difference they make in the lives of their children. It’s important for fathers to have healthy relationships with both their sons and daughters. Dads make a difference! Here are some tips to help Dads raising daughters. PLANT THE SEED: Establish a strong relationship with your daughter in… Read more »

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Are You a Grad Heading Down the Post-Secondary Road?

If you are graduating from high school this June, you are most likely finishing your final exams and assignments, have sent your acceptance to a training/college or university program, and have a summer job lined up to help pay for tuition. You might not want to think beyond the upcoming summer, but, come September, as… Read more »

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