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This Valentine’s Day, Improve Your Communication Skills

When you improve your communication skills as a couple, you can transfer these skills as you communicate with others, and enhance your relationships with family, friends and co-workers. To celebrate both Valentine’s Day and Family Day, as a couple, you can work on these skills together. Be pro-active instead of reactive and avoid the “I… Read more »

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Ten Keys That Help Parents to Successfully Discipline

Disciplining children can be one of the greatest challenges parents encounter. Appropriate methods of discipline, however, can teach responsibility, build self-esteem, motivate children, make children feel loved, and keep them from turning to gangs, drugs, or sex to feel powerful or a sense of belonging. The following ten keys will help parents use methods that… Read more »

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7 Resolutions for Your Finances in 2016

Often at the start of January, we make resolutions about things we are going to do in the new year. To safeguard your hard-earned cash, you should also look to things you are not going to do in the future. Here are seven recommended “Don’ts” to adopt as part of your everyday money management practices…. Read more »

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Children Learn Important Skills Through Play

Parents often view playtime with their children as relationship-building and leisure time. While this is true, the benefits of play are more extensive. Through play, children develop important cognitive and social skills. As parents, we can direct our children to learn and support skill building by engaging in different types of play. Play can increase… Read more »

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Four Gift Challenge – Want, Need, Wear, Read

As a mom of two young children, the holiday season in our family has typically been a time of wonder, excitement, fun and of course, busyness and increased levels of stress. I seem to arrive at the same place each year when it comes to buying gifts for our children. One side of me wants… Read more »

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Create a Stress Coping Plan this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time to spend with family and friends. It’s a time to celebrate long-lived traditions and introduce new ones. The holidays can also be a time when we experience numerous stressors such as doing too much and spending too much, experiencing too much togetherness, or not enough togetherness. It’s also a… Read more »

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Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or loss this holiday season?

Holiday time can be a challenging time for managing feelings of anxiety or depression. Beyond coping with daily struggles, many feel the added burden of: time and financial constraints commercialization and pressure to overspend media images of perfect couples and families celebrating holidays together idealized, yet unrealistic expectations feeling that our imperfect families and relationships… Read more »

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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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