Four simple tips to create success in the new year

Four simple tips to create success in the new year

Wow – it’s already December and 2017 is almost complete!  When talking with friends and colleagues about the end of the year, one thing I’ve noticed is that people often talk about the things they DIDN’T do in 2017.  This often leads to a series of “self-beat-up”...
Helping a Water Polo Player Bounce Back from Self-doubt

Helping a Water Polo Player Bounce Back from Self-doubt

When 12-year old Jordon was dropped from the top water polo team, his confidence dropped as well. Although he continued playing water polo, his mom could see that he was doubting himself and not playing to the best of his ability. Wanting to help her son, Jordon’s mom...
My kid is in a slump – how can I help

My kid is in a slump – how can I help

  Help!  My kids is in a slump.  How do I help? We’ve all seen it on TV – a sports star who can’t hit a baseball to save his life or a tennis star who struggles to win a match. Just like superstars can fall into a slump, so can our kids. And it can be...
Three things to teach children about mindfulness

Three things to teach children about mindfulness

“Mindfulness” is about being in touch with the present moment – paying attention to what is happening now – your thoughts, your feelings, and your way of being. Practicing mindfulness is a powerful tool for creating a sense of well-being, for managing...
How to talk with kids about grades

How to talk with kids about grades

Whether your children’s grades tend to be A’s, B’s, C’s, or F’s, kids often define “who they are” based on the grades they receive. “I’m an A-student.” “I’m not very smart.” “I’m an average student.” Unfortunately, when children label themselves...
Natalie Recovers from Bullying and Finds Inner Strength

Natalie Recovers from Bullying and Finds Inner Strength

Twelve-year-old Natalie was a child in trouble.1 After many months of bullying at school, she became severely depressed ─ to a point of failing and repeating grade five. During that time, she also tried to commit suicide.2 Natalie continued to be moody and tearful and...
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