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Tools for Parenting the Modern Teen

Livestream: Support for Parents Affected by Eating Disorders

This livestream seminar on March 15th to provide parents awaiting treatment with a neurological understanding of eating disorders and provide practical strategies to support their child through the early phases of recovery.

Kids and COVID: Anxiety Amped, How to Help – A TALK FROM “GIRL POWER HOUR 2020”

Girl Power Hour Calgary is an annual luncheon in support of adolescent mental health and the Lionheart Foundation. The 2020 event was held virtually on November 5th with more than 900 registrants. In my talk I offer guidance on parenting during COVID that may not be intuitive as anxiety levels are amped.

How To Help Your Kids Manage Anxiety – A Talk From “Girl Power Hour 2017”

Girl Power Hour Calgary is an annual luncheon in support of adolescent mental health and the Lionheart Foundation. The 2017 event was held on October 11th at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre and was attended by 650 people. The panel of presenters provided best parenting practices to help with the issues facing our girls today including: anxiety, eating disorders and self harm.

Preparing to Launch

We all know of those movies where an adult child is still living in their parent's basement: eating their food, borrowing money for gas, attempting to date. Nobody wants that. The child themselves, the potential mate, and of course... the parents. To prevent the above...

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How To Help Your Kids Manage Anxiety – A Talk From “Girl Power Hour 2017”

How To Help Your Kids Manage Anxiety – A Talk From “Girl Power Hour 2017”

Girl Power Hour Calgary is an annual luncheon in support of adolescent mental health and the Lionheart Foundation. The 2017 event was held on October 11th at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre and was attended by 650 people. The panel of presenters provided best parenting practices to help with the issues facing our girls today including: anxiety, eating disorders and self harm.

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Preparing to Launch

Preparing to Launch

We all know of those movies where an adult child is still living in their parent's basement: eating their food, borrowing money for gas, attempting to date. Nobody wants that. The child themselves, the potential mate, and of course... the parents. To prevent the above...

read more
A Brain Under Construction

A Brain Under Construction

Teenagers can really seem crazy at times. They aren’t. They can appear to wig-out, not make sense or lose-it over the simplest of things. But they aren’t crazy. They are going through some serious brain reconstruction, reconfiguring and refurbishing. It used to be...

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It’s Not Cute Anymore – Part 2

It’s Not Cute Anymore – Part 2

This article is an extension of Part 1, so if you have not read the first part, please do (Part 1). The purpose of these articles is to describe important aspects of the time your children spend with their devices. Three more areas to consider:  Sleep: Kids need about...

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It’s Not Cute Anymore – Part 1

It’s Not Cute Anymore – Part 1

I’ll tell you what’s not cute anymore. I saw iPads actually manufactured into the kid mobile carts at South Centre Mall. Yes, the large strollers that wheel children around the mall, while mom or dad shop. WHAT IS HAPPENING! Not cute. Cute might be that adorable...

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Parenting Toolkit

Parenting Toolkit

Some Tips and Tools for your Parenting Toolkit This is not an article, but a few points that I feel are very poignant when raising teenagers. Try adding some of these to your repertoire, keep doing them if you already are, OR...try some out! Learn to tolerate the way...

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