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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, and 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:

Anger Management: How do You Handle Your Anger?

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Individual Anger Management Do you need individual anger therapy? We all get angry from time to time. Traffic jams, line-ups at the store, computer crashes, humidity, and heat are some of the things that can make our tempers flare. Anger is a normal, healthy human emotion. Our anger tells us we’ve reached our limits or

Suicide is not a dirty little secret

I rarely post or speak of my life experiences on social media but in honour of Father’s Day weekend and missing my Dad…please read, it could save a life. Men are four times more likely to die by suicide than women. Some of you may or may not know, 10.5 months ago I lost my

Divorcing After 60

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As therapists we understand how difficult it is to be a young child or a teen of divorced parents. Sometimes parents try to pull their child in each direction, kids having to listen to one parent bad mouth your other parent, the horrors of splitting holidays, and having to move from one home to the

Battling Body Image Messges

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Body Image Messages Many women and men of all ages struggle with body image. You don’t have to look far to see a girl or woman who dislikes her body. Using words as strong as hate and disgusting girls and women battle a no-win war against their bodies. Girls receive messages from a very young

Live Your Dreams

It is never too late to be what you who you want to be. Live the life you dream of, not the life someone else dreams for you. George Eliot

Male Depression

Depression is a serious, yet treatable health condition that can affect any man. While depression is often associated with sadness and hopelessness, it can express itself in many ways such as fits of rage, unnecessary risk taking behaviours, and alcohol or drug abuse How do you know if you or someone you care about may

Summer Blues in August


Just as summer is heading into it’s second month and everyone is talking about vacation time, how wonderful the weather is, and are busy planning weekend get aways and plans you’re just not into summer. And you’re feeling anxious jittery and blah. What’s going on? Do you have the Summer Blues in August? Believe it

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