Coping with Back to School Anxiety for Parents

back to school

Moms and Dads school this year is just going to be different. We’ re all going to be reaching differently to school this year and that’s OK. For many families heading back to school will be a relief as we try to get back into what is our usual routine. Your child in Primary School

Teen Dating Violence

Have you experienced Dating Violence? Has your Teen experienced Dating Violence? It’s scary to think that teens and parents are often unaware that they, their teens or friends have experienced dating violence. Teen dating violence is emotional, physical, sexual or mental abuse within the bounds of a romantic or potential relationship. It’s not talked about

Ottawa Counselling Helps Determine: Just Shy, or Struggling with Social Anxiety?

Despite the increasing awareness and understanding of the term social anxiety—according to the Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada (ADAC), it’s actually the most common anxiety disorder—it too often remains under-recognized and as a result, under-diagnosed. Why is this? Ottawa counselling professionals point out that with adolescents in particular, it simply is not the most obvious

Kanata Counselling Emphasizes the Importance of Family in Dodging Teen Depression

Kanata-area psychologists estimate that as much as 20% of the population will suffer from depression during the teen years. Teen depression isn’t simple: Many things—genetic predisposition, family upbringing, stressful situations or events all increase the risk of developing teen depression. Therapists with Kanata counselling practices point out that what’s particularly unsettling is that, left untreated,

Back to School Tips

September is around the corner and kids and parents are getting geared up for the  start of a new school year. Whether this is your child’s first year or 12th at school are you preparing yourself and your child for the upcoming school year.   Here are 5 quick tips to get yourself and your family ready for