3 Summertime Activities to Strengthen Family Bonding

Family bonding during the summer is normal (and important!) for many families. It can be difficult to find activities that don’t require a lot of time or resources that they don’t have. Here are three fun and easy things that all families can do to build their bonds.

The Importance Of Mental Health Check-Ins With Children

Children are often left out of serious conversations about mental health because many fear they are too young to understand the complexity of what mental health is. However, it is essential to speak with children in a way that isn’t condescending or “dumbed down.” Does your child need help? CLICK HERE to see how we […]

ADHD & Stress: 3 Tools To Use When Your Child Is Freaking Out

Stress levels and preceptors are greatly changed when someone lives with ADHD. Therefore, they will require different types of advice and tools to help them through stressful times than non-ADHDers. Because their minds process things differently, they need more stimulating and engaging tools to help them (and ones that are simple and precise!). Fortunately, there […]

Nurturing Sibling Relationships

If you have more than one child, chances are pretty darn good that there is some sibling rivalry happening. They might love each other and play beautifully one second and the next they are screaming at each other or punching each other in the face. Younger children tend to be more physically aggressive, whereas older […]

My child has ADHD. Now what? Step 5: Create your support team

My Child Has ADHD, Calgary

As soon as you are able, it is essential to create a support team for your child. Together, you will collaborate to develop and implement a plan to promote your child’s development and ongoing success. Hopefully you already have a doctor and have met with your child’s teacher; these are the first two key people […]

ADHD, Now what? Understanding ADHD

My Child Has ADHD, Now What? Calgary

Before doing anything else, it is critical to understand what ADHD is and how it affects your child. With knowledge, you can better help your child. Rather than go through all the complex medical information, my aim is to help you understand the key pieces of ADHD. There is a lot to know, but this […]

My Child has ADHD, What now? Meeting with Your Child’s School

Parents and Teachers, ADHD, Calgary

Once you have received your child’s diagnosis, ensure you have a meeting with your child’s school. Knowledge is power. Letting everyone know your child’s strengths and needs is critical for your child’s success. This article outlines specific ways to help you build relationships with teachers and navigate your child’s school to promote ongoing success over […]

My child has ADHD Now What?

My Child Has ADHD, Now What?

 After receiving their child’s diagnosis of ADHD, many parents ask, “Now what?” Unsure of where to turn for help, parents rely on the internet, aka “Dr. Google,” to get information. However, there is so much information that parents become overwhelmed and feel at a loss of what to do next. This list will help you […]

Punishment Doesn’t Teach

Punishment Doesn't Teach, Calgary

Punishment. A tricky subject. I find that, more and more, parents have a hard time wrapping their heads around punishment. Or rather, not punishing their child. I often get a lot of push-back from parents about how their child has to be taught a lesson. That their child will otherwise “get away with it.” At […]