Hello there!! I trust that you are enjoying your summer so far. It has been hot and we are getting a lot of opportunities to play outside, go on bike rides, swim, etc. Lots of outdoor events and barbecues happening too. I am sure you are grateful for the downtime and opportunity to let your […]
Walking on eggshells?…… Parenting a teen who is depressed.
Walking on eggshells………How do I parent a child who is depressed? One of the most frequent comments from the parents of teenagers who are experiencing depressing symptoms is that these parents are unsure whether their actions would be helpful or harmful and are usually walking on eggshells. Individuals experiencing depression may feel sad a lot […]
How to effectively parent youth with mental health diagnosis: Parenting a child with ADHD(Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD).Part 1
This week we will discuss parenting a child who is hyperactive.Children and teens with ADHD experience symptoms such as being very active, unable to sit still, talkative, and cutting into adult conversations. They may be reluctant to hold your hand when crossing a busy street and may even run across before you are ready to […]
How to effectively parent youth with mental health diagnoses.
A blog dedicated to supporting parenting youth with mental health difficulties. In my clinical practice, my role involves talking to parents and caregivers. When a youth is diagnosed with a mental health disorder, parents usually find themselves walking on eggshells. They may become nervous and unsure about their parenting strategies. Maintaining boundaries and structure may […]
In Canada, 30 % of adolescents have experienced bullying. 50% of parents report that their child has experience bullying. What is bullying? A repetitive pattern of the use of force, coercion, hurtful teasing, intimidation etc. with hostile intent. It happens when someone is hurt or scared on purpose by another person. The bully usually appears […]
All things ADHD.
So far this month, we have learnt what ADHD is in this video. We talked about the 3 main areas in which it commonly presents. We have also discussed how genetic and environmental factors contribute to the symptoms we see. Dr Cara Ooi and I discussed Insomnia and ADHD in our recent IG live session. […]