“We have a plan!” I’ve heard that at many workplace meetings when the team assembled to prevent or solve a problem. To reduce your family stress and increase your family’s resilience begin to have regular Family Meetings. Too many families wait until there is a serious issue before coming together to discuss making changes. Most businesses, faith, volunteer, […]
Although being a single parent can be rewarding or a relief from an unfulfilling or unhappy relationship, it often has significant challenges. Challenges can include financial constraints as well as time management, needing to juggle work, parenting, and other responsibilities all at once. Social isolation can create feeling of cut-off from peers due to the lack […]
Delightfully, out of the mouths of babes comes the truth. We adults have workaholiced ourselves away from taking time to wonder at life nuances. We are socialized to worry about what the neighbours and our mother-in-law think, to look successful and to hide our feelings to the point that we have forgotten the essence of a normally absurd life. There is much we can learn by connecting to babies and children. They remind us of our own childlike essence – the kid in us.
Mental Health Tips for Kids evolved out of a video series called Ask Patricia about Mental Health. Indeed, all of us, no matter our age, are vulnerable to mental health challenges.
What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing is not an easy to read self-help book. It is part memoir and part psycho-education.
Christmas excitement, hype, and expectations can create anxiety in children. Here is a simple and powerful solution. Add calm to your Christmas routines.
By knowing who contributes time to what tasks will help you better invite cooperation for sharing home responsibilities.
Family stress is inevitable but overwhelm is not. Put some of these ideas into action to help you and your family thrive.
Dwayne Peace’s book, Parenting With Eyes Wide Open is an interweave of his past police work, his interactions with students, parents and others!
It is an era of the over-indulged child. Here we explore how we might build resilience while encouraging the development of responsible children.
It is easier than you imagine to make a house into a home. Create a place of refuge for all family members including the children.
Do you remember a television show called Kids Say the Darndest Things? It aired from 1998 to 2000. Well, I propose that often times parents say the darndest things. I used to say them myself until I learned to improve my communication skills. Good parenting starts with awareness and then choosing better. Here we will […]