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How Affirmations Can Support Your Child's Learning

Children’s mental health and well-being are tied to their achievement in school. For elementary and middle school students, the classroom can be an overwhelming environment that may cause social pressure and performance anxiety. (US News)

Preparing Your Kids' Mind To Focus On Happiness

The world isn’t always filled with sunshine and rainbows these days — even for kids. In fact, children are exposed to many challenges and difficult moments even from a young age. When this happens, it can be hard for kids to truly feel happy or see the world in a positive light. (Moms.com)

Understanding Online Negativity

Our groups and social identities are key to understanding, and ultimately solving, the problems of the attention economy and online ecosystem. (Psychology Today)

Adolescence and Mental Health

Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can raise questions of independence and identity; as adolescents cultivate their sense of self, they may face difficult choices about academics, friendshipsexualitygender identity, drugs, and alcohol. (Psychology Today)

A Psychologist's Tips for Helping Kids Cope with Troubling World Events

From hate crimes to the horrors of the residential school system, heavy topics can be hard to reckon with for anyone. But as one St. John’s psychologist explains, that task can be particularly troubling for younger generations. (CBC)