This next post is a guest post of sorts. It is “co-written” by my daughter Elsie (6 years old) and me. Elsie is often curious about what it means exactly, when I say I’m blogging, and because she has some ideas to share, I thought I would show her a bit about what it means to blog!… Continue reading 8 Of Elsie’s Favourite Calm-down Strategies
Having a bit more down time over the holidays has allowed me to tackle the pile of books at my bedside that I have been wanting to get to for some time now. At the top of this pile was Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, by Daniel Siegel. Daniel Siegel is the person who… Continue reading Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation
The focus of my last two posts (read here and here) has been on the importance of proactively supporting mental health in youth and how we can do this. I would like to continue on this topic with the focus of this particular post being on adult resources that I have found helpful in either promoting mental health in youth, or… Continue reading Mental Health in Youth – Recommended Resources For Adults
In my last post I discussed the importance of parents and teachers playing a proactive role in maintaining and teaching their kids and students about mental health. In this post, I am sharing a list of resources on the topic of mental health, that I have found useful when working with my students or my own… Continue reading Mental Health in Youth – Recommended Resources For Kids
Given some of the emotional struggles I witness in my students and my own kids, I am always looking for ways to better teach them social-emotional skills, in the hopes of better equipping them to deal with stress and big emotions.
Why blog? Why now? There are many factors that have encouraged me to finally start a blog this summer. My first few posts will focus on sharing these many reasons and what prompted or pushed me to finally do it.