February 2019

Co-Parenting: the problem of many generations!

2019-02-06T21:14:02-05:00

In the past, marriage and starting a family were some goals that people strived towards because of societal expectations. Today, there has been a large shift away from marriage to common-law relationships and divorce rates have increased. With divorce, parents now need to learn a skill that they didn’t think they would have to: co-parenting. [...]

Co-Parenting: the problem of many generations!2019-02-06T21:14:02-05:00

February 2018

Is it anger?

2018-02-11T23:11:16-05:00

  Anger is a common and universal emotion, which is often referred to as a secondary emotion, because it serves to protect us from other vulnerable feelings. Clinicians and researchers believe that anger covers a primary emotion such as sadness, fear, or anxiety. Our behavioral therapists also believe that children and adolescents with anger issues [...]

Is it anger?2018-02-11T23:11:16-05:00

January 2018

Does my child need therapy?

2022-05-01T12:51:11-04:00

  Let’s reflect on your past year: How many phone calls did you have from your son’s school? How many behavioral notes were written in your daughter’s agenda? How many parent-teacher meetings did not go your ideal way? For most parents, it is difficult to admit that their child may need therapy for their behavioral [...]

Does my child need therapy?2022-05-01T12:51:11-04:00

February 2017

Help your kid defeat ADHD!

2017-07-05T03:30:42-04:00

In the past decade, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been receiving great attention from professionals and in the media. While most children with ADHD receive therapy services such as behavioral therapy and art therapy, the majority receives medication. Parents and teachers have become more aware of the positive impacts of behavioral and art therapy for [...]

Help your kid defeat ADHD!2017-07-05T03:30:42-04:00

January 2017

My child has ADHD…what’s the next step?

2022-05-24T07:37:14-04:00

According to Statistics Canada, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects 3-5% of school-aged children. This means one out of 25-30 student meets the criteria for this diagnosis. According to researchers and child mental health professionals, ADHD leads to poor school performance, conduct disorders, and interpersonal difficulties in family and friendships. While researchers continue studying what [...]

My child has ADHD…what’s the next step?2022-05-24T07:37:14-04:00

August 2016

April 2014

Art therapy with Autistic kids

2017-07-10T15:31:01-04:00

Recent studies on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have revealed that seventy percent of children with ASD between the ages of 10 and 14 have also been diagnosed with another disorder, anxiety related disorders are named as the most common one! Behavioral therapists working with kids with ASD admit that anxiety is an inevitable [...]

Art therapy with Autistic kids2017-07-10T15:31:01-04:00

February 2014

Help children process the news of a divorce! Part #2

2017-07-10T15:33:11-04:00

Adolescents’ reaction to the news of divorce could be anywhere within the spectrum of intense anger, sadness, and depression to no reaction at all. Adolescents who express their feelings accuse their parents of “ruining their life”, “ being selfish” and “ inconsiderate”. They may also act up as being the “victims of their parents’ decision”. [...]

Help children process the news of a divorce! Part #22017-07-10T15:33:11-04:00

November 2013

Anxiety ruins childhood!

2022-05-24T07:35:56-04:00

According to researchers, anxious children are more likely to be submissive and therefore their worries tend to be overlooked.  As such, parents should be attentive to their kids’ worries, create a list of their worries, observe their kids’ behavior in social situations; i.e. parties, pool, play grounds, and understand their kids’ anxiety rather than ignoring [...]

Anxiety ruins childhood!2022-05-24T07:35:56-04:00

May 2013

FRENCH OR AMERICAN: DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

2017-07-10T15:46:40-04:00

A recent study has revealed that the number of children diagnosed with ADHD in France (less than 5% of school-ages children) is remarkably lower than the number of children diagnosed with this disorder in the North America (up to 12% of school-aged children). While North American child psychiatrists perceive ADHD a medical condition that can [...]

FRENCH OR AMERICAN: DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?2017-07-10T15:46:40-04:00
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