Tips for working with a special-needs child

As the population of special need children’s continues to grow, increasing number of people find themselves working with these children for the first time. Many of them are family members or volunteers who generously give their time; others may be highly trained in their particular field, but with little or no knowledge special-need care. Here …

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Seven ways to fight mental health stigma

Living with a mental health illness can be challenging. Add to that having to deal with the misconceptions, stereotypical ideas and blatantly outrageous beliefs that many people in society hold about mental health, and one can be left feeling overwhelmed and rejected. Common mental health preconceptions include; “If you have schizophrenia you must be violent and dangerous.” …

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Stress-free Parenting with easy 8 steps

Stress free parenting with 8 East Steps

The fact about being a parent is that our children are always watching us, taking their cues about how to manage life’s ups and downs from what they observe us doing. Whether we’re gripping the steering wheel on a red light because we’re running late, or shouting at someone who took the parking space we …

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Job stress making us sick?

Researchers analyzed data from about 12,000 workers in Sweden. High levels of job stress increase the risk of sick leave due to mental health disorders, a new study suggests. Findings: Over five years, about 8 percent of the workers took mental health sick leave. Three-quarters of those who took mental health sick leave were women. …

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5 Steps to Keep Your Child Disciplined yet happy

Discipline is as much an important ingredient of having happy children as nurturing. As a counselor I see so many problems are the result of parents not implementing consistent rules and consequences. The boundaries created by rules and structure help make kids feel safe, as much at age 16, as at age 2. Another problem …

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