Parenting

World Mental Health Day was on the 10thOctober.  It was a day to reflect and do something for our mental health, particularly given the impact of COVID-19.  The normal stresses of life have been amplified by the uncertainty created by COVID-19 and the impact on...

In the definition of bullying, an important aspect is the person or group who is experiencing the bullying behaviour feels helpless to respond.  As parents we can encourage our children to learn skills that will build their capacity to feel less helpless.  The skills we...

The ability to identify what another person may be going through starts with being aware of what we are experiencing. It starts with us being present to ourselves, being aware of when we are happy, when we feel tense and uptight, when we feel...

As older men, what model of masculinity are we presenting to our sons, our nephews, the younger men in our workplaces. Do we engage in the “harmless hazing” that is meant to toughen them up? As fathers, how emotionally present are you with your...

Dealing with bullying is challenging as a parent. While we work with schools to create safe spaces, we also need to work at home to create safety, security and accountability for our children. ...

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