Children's Mental Health Blog
Returning to School Routines During COVID
As another COVID related lockdown is pushing return to school dates later into January, it’s fair to say we’re in a bit of a different world. So, I have some very different advice for parents and families this year.
Can My Playlist Affect My Mood?
Is there a way to use music to improve your mood? Can music even help with physical symptoms that you feel when you’re anxious or depressed?
As it turns out, yes it can!
The Importance of Sleep Hygiene
In a world where anxiety and stress are at an all-time high, our sleep is beginning to suffer even more than usual. Knowing that – how can we make sure not only ourselves, but our youth are getting enough sleep?
Staying Safe and Active as the Weather Gets Chilly
The warm weather this week has given us a great opportunity to enjoy a little bit more physical activity outdoors --but we all know that winter weather is coming soon!
Tips for Coping with Mask Anxiety
With the new normal of wearing a mask and the reality that many of us and our children need to attend our jobs and school, a whole new area of anxiety has come to be – mask anxiety.
The Birthday Gift that Keeps on Giving!
Sometimes when your birthday rolls around, it’s hard to think of what to ask for. Especially as you start to get older and find that as long as you’re surrounded by loved ones, you have everything you need.
Preparing Your Family’s Mental Health for the Second Wave
As the number of local, provincial and national COVID-19 cases continue to rise, we are all bracing for the second wave. It’s completely natural to fear what this means for our families and our collective mental health.
Talking to your Youth About Racism
Talking about racism with youth can be one of the most difficult conversations you have. This blog post is designed to find a few entry points into these challenging but necessary conversations. As we near the end of 2020, these discussions have never been more urgent.
What is Orange Shirt Day?
Orange Shirt Day is observed each September 30 to honour residential school survivors, those who did not survive, and their descendants.
Everyone is Doing Their Best – COVID-19 and Back to School
Now that we are into the first weeks of back to school, you and your child may be starting to fall into the new “normal” routine. Alternatively, new experiences may be causing you to rethink your decision of whether your child is back in the physical classroom.