SIBLING RIVALRY: Competition for Parental Love – Part II

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For parents with more than one child, concerns around fair treatment may have crossed your mind more than once. After all, each child has his or her own needs, personality, age, or temperament, so how can they be treated the same? How do you deal with envy? Or Jealousy? Here are some helpful tips: 1. VALUE

SIBLING RIVALRY: Competition for Parental Love – Part I

For parents with more than one child, concerns around fair treatment may have crossed your mind. After all, each child has his or her own needs, personality, age, temperament, so how can they be treated the same? How do you stop envy or jealousy from developing between your children? Here are some helpful tips: 1.

Helping your School age Child with Bullying

  School or Summer camp has started and you’re noticing your child isn’t happy. You can’t quite pinpoint the cause and you know something just isn’t right. You try asking your child and you get evasive answers. When you talk with some other parents with word bullying comes up.  Here are some signs that may point to a bullying

Bullying at School?

Believe it or not it’s already time to start thinking about your children and getting back into school! Bullying at school is unfortunately a common event for children  and youth of all ages.    160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying.  7% of students report being bullied 2 to 3 times a month

Has Divorce Guilt Made You a Bad Parent?

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Therapist Nataxja Cini is speaking with CBC host Stu Mills about Divorce Guilt. Has Divorce Guilt made you a bad parent? How has it impacted your parenting skills? This call-in show explores many aspects of Divorce Guilt and how it can impact your children, your relationship with your children, and your own sense of success

Are You Misunderstanding Your Child or Teen?

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At Family-Therapy we support parents to understand their children and create trust and safety with them. Kids can’t open up to you, develop strong bonds, or lean on you if they feel they can’t trust you. We understanding that parenting children and teens is a tough job. We understand the demands put on parents and

Parental Estrangement CBC Interview

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In case you miss the radio show, CBC Ontario Today, you can listen in to Nataxja Cini MSW RSW, talk about Parental Estrangement. It was a great call in show. We heard from many parents and  children talk about their experiences and what helped them. We heard some current ongoing tragic sad stories and some really happy positive

Parental Estrangement

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Parental Estrangement: What to do when your Kids don’t want to talk to you 1) Estrangement as identity Many adult children cut off their parents because they have no other way to establish their own feelings of autonomy and independence. They haven’t yet mastered how to feel close to the parent and not feel too

Talking to your Child about their Weight

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Talking to your child about their weight is a very sensitive and touchy subject. How do you, as a parent, voice your concerns about their weight and not alienate, embarrass or shame your child? Too often this conversation abut eating habits and food choices ends up focusing on being overweight, and fat and not on healthy eating or

Homesick?

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My first year away and I’m homesick Your teen was so excited when she or he received their letter of acceptance! All summer your teen dreamed about moving away from home starting the next chapter of their life, being away from Mom and Dad and now the day has arrived. You might still have stuff