It seems that these days, there are more pressures than ever facing kids every day. Pressure to do well in school, pressure to play a sport, pressure to fit in, pressure to be fit, pressure to dress cool, pressure to be well-rounded… you get the idea. How, as parents, can we help (vs. make matters […]
“Why are more American teenagers than ever suffering from severe anxiety?” That is the title of a New York Times Magazine article published on October 11th, 2017. Clearly, stress and anxiety are taking hold of our children and it is an epidemic – not only in America or here at home in Canada, but globally. On November […]
APA Speaker Series: Featuring Dr. Alex Russell, Author of Drop the Worry Ball, on November 22, 2017 – come join us! On November 22nd, Dr. Alex Russell will offer a perspective that aims to help parents take a positive and emotionally rewarding role in their children’s lives, while allowing them to have the opportunity to make their own […]
Anxiety. We all get anxious from time to time, but what is “anxiety”, actually? The Merriam-Webster defines anxiety as, “an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physical signs (such as tension, sweating, and increased pulse rate), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about […]
Dr. Alex Russell, Clinical Psychologist and author of “Drop the Worry Ball” will connect with parents in Allenby’s gym on Wednesday, November 22nd for our first Speaker Series of the school year. More info will be shared in next week’s newsletter with information on this engaging speaker!
Thank you to the 60 parents who attended the Speaker Series, “Kids Have Stress Too!” on Monday evening. If you could not attend, the Psychology Foundation of Canada has free resources here. Monday’s speaker, Anne Murray will be at the Parents as Partners Conference on April 1st. Her talk at this upcoming free event is […]
Monday, March 6 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Allenby Library Anne Murray, Lead Trainer of The Psychology Foundation of Canada will give an interactive workshop for parents of JK to Grade 6 students that will provide an opportunity to recognize, reduce and manage the stress of your children. You will walk away with strategies that […]
Anne Murray, Lead Trainer of The Psychology Foundation of Canada will give an interactive workshop for parents of JK to Grade 6 students that will provide an opportunity to recognize, reduce and manage the stress of your children. You will walk away with strategies that can be implemented right away for both yourselves and your […]
The APA is in the process of securing a speaker to discuss stress and anxiety in children for our parent community. In light of Bell’s Let’s Talk campaign on January 25th, here is the link to the Kids Help Phone that includes tools for both children and parents. A date for the parent workshop should […]
Following our Internet and Social Networking Safety talk of last night, Paul Davis has provided us with a useful parent resource for reference. Click here to access.