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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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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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