The images of the van attack in Toronto were pervasive on television and on social media. Nataxja Cini speaks with news anchor Matt Skube about how to talk with your children about the attacks. It’s easy to be traumatized by the images on TV, and for children to view the world as a dangerous place.
Nataxja Cini is talking with Leann Lainge of CTV Morning Live about how to talk to your children about suicide.
Life has its ups and downs, its good times and its bad times. This is something we’ve known since we were kids. Hopefully one of the things we’re taught growing up, is how to express ourselves and talk about our feelings. Talking with a therapist or a social worker about our frustrations, worries and hopes
Coping with the loss of a loved one is arguably one of the hardest things one will ever face. Also inevitable is the grief that comes along with it. Grieving is an intensely personal process; despite the wide range of resources available—much of which can be helpful and comforting—therapists offering grief counselling know that there
As parents, we are always looking to bear the brunt of anything bad, which might happen in life, and to spare our children hurt and heartache. Unfortunately, you can’t protect your child from everything. Grief can strike a child just as hard as or harder than it can for an adult. When a grandparent, aunt,
BAD THINGS HAVE HAPPENED: NOW WHAT? At different stages of our lives, we must face challenges that we never imagined. Major life changes, whether they are positive or negative, like getting married or going through a divorce, or losing your job, can pose serious adjustment struggles. Changes that are unexpected or painful pose additional problems
A Child’s Death When a child dies, your family is dealt a significant blow. The family may seem to break down as roles start to shift. Parents may be at a loss as to what their roles are now that they have lost a child. How do you see your identity in the family? How
Nataxja Cini MSW RSW CCC from Family-Therapy in Kanata is the guest this morning with Jeff Hopper. She talks about helping family or friends grieve following Wednesday’s OC Transpo bus crash on CTV Morning Live. 1) Help children keep memories alive by creating a scrapbook or placing pictures of their loved one nearby 2) Read
Mother’s Day and Loss In case you haven’t noticed Mother’s day is this Sunday. While this Sunday morning in many households will be abuzz with kids waking up early to cook Mom breakfast, not all moms will be so fortunate to see or hear from their children. For some, moms, Mother’s day it