Parenting Tips

Everyone is human. With that comes awkwardness, bad days and misunderstandings. Our brains have this terrible habit of telling us that things are worse than they really are. They can sometimes even have us replay out our worst memories, our awkward interactions with others, or even team up with our imagination to create scenarios that […]

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No Name-Calling: Words Have Power Words have power. What we say, how we say it and who we say it to all have meaning. One of the worst things you can do is to name-call; which is a form of bullying. The second to last week of January is No Name-Calling Week, which is in […]

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Breaking Down Your Goals For 2022 It’s a brand new year! It’s the time when everything feels new again, hopeful and many are eager to tackle their goals. But before you start working towards the “new year, new me” mantra, there are a few things you can do to set yourself up for success – […]

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For some, home is a safe haven from the noisy world around us where we can escape the drama and bustle of the outside world. However, with the social distancing and closure of movie theatres, parks, afterschool clubs, museums and many other outlets for education and entertainment it can feel like we are at risk […]

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Teaching Tolerance To Our Youth While we all have different values and beliefs, it is important for each of us to be tolerant and teach tolerance to our youth. Even if a person does not condone the lifestyle of another, they should respect the person and their individuality. LGBTQ+ youth, in particular, have a difficult […]

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Switter What is Switter? Switter is a (relatively) new social media site that has recently received a lot of attention.  I had never heard of this website/app until recently, so I decided to do a bit of research. Looking at the Switter app, there wasn’t much information.  It claims to be rated ‘Teen’ and that’s […]

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Is That Emoji Really Just An Emoji? I was watching a show on television recently about teens and how technology affects young people in today’s high schools.  The show included two child psychologists that were talking about cyberbullying and teens.  They began to discuss sexting and the secret emoji language that teens are using.  Now, […]

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