Children's Mental Health Blog
Strategies for Managing ADHD Symptoms
This post follows our last blog post which offered an introduction to ADHD. This entry will offer strategies that can help with the symptoms of ADHD, whether or not your child or youth has an ADHD diagnosis.
ADHD: A Difference in the Brain
October is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) awareness month, so this is a good time to learn more about ADHD to promote understanding and kindness.
Seven Ways to Reduce Back to School Stress
Each child handles back-to-school differently. Read the following tips to help decrease the stress when it comes to heading back to school.
Why I support Music Therapy for mental health
After facing personal and family challenges in my teenage years, I experienced firsthand the ways that I could express myself using music. These factors prompted me to make music therapy my career.
Helping Your Child Through a Diagnosis
For some children, receiving a mental health diagnosis is a relieving or hopeful experience, and for others, it can be painful or confusing. Read more for some advice to help you and your child through the experience of receiving a diagnosis.
Five Crucial Conversations for Children Using Social Media
Communicating these five ideas will help ensure your child's safe and appropriate social media use.
10 Tips to Manage the Last Minute Stresses of the Holidays
The festive season can be stressful and demanding, particularly as we enter the home stretch. Lutherwood’s mental health staff offer these 10 tips to help you enjoy the season.
Is it bullying…or something else
Is there more bullying today than in the past OR are we now simply more aware of a longstanding issue?
Having a Trainee Involved in Your Child’s Care
Some parents/guardians may be unsure when they hear that a student or trainee will be involved with the assessment or treatment of their child’s mental health. As a PhD candidate and trainee in children’s mental health for over 9 years, I hope to ease some of these uncertainties.
Mental Health Services that Work!
What do you do if you suspect your child is experiencing depression, anxiety, emotion dysregulation, or unusual temper tantrums or aggressive behaviour? Here are some evidence-based mental health treatments used for common problems experienced by children and teens.