Children

Pokémon Go or Pokémon No

Posted on 04/10/2016 in Children, Family Issues, Parenting

If you can believe it, Pokémon has been around for over twenty years! The newest way to play is the sudden craze Pokémon Go, a game which gets the players to use their phones to walk around outside and catch the virtual monsters in the real world. Pokémon Go has been a huge and fast success for Nintendo as many people are playing it, children and adults alike.   The sudden flood of gamers has brought up some interesting reports of the benefits and concerns of playing Pokémon Go.  Some parents are claiming that the game has been a support… Read More Here!

 

My child’s school has asked for a psycho-educational assessment as a part of his enrolment criteria… What exactly is that?

Posted on 16/05/2016 in Children, Parenting, Students

By Lenka Matuska, Registered Provisional Psychologist, M.C., Dipl. Psych.   That is a question that we get asked a lot at Insight. Many charter and private schools ask for this assessment. Teachers who are concerned about behavior or grades may ask for one as well. A psycho-educational assessment is a series of tests, observations and history taking about your child that when compiled helps family and teachers understand how the child learns and processes information. The role of the assessment in your child’s school varies. Some schools want to assure themselves that your child has the capacity to keep pace… Read More Here!

 

Video: The Truth About Child Sex Abuse

Posted on 01/12/2015 in Abuse, Children, Parenting, Sexual Issues

Sex abuse of any kind is terrible and can leave lifelong mental and emotional scars, but it is especially abhorrent when it happens to children. The video below is a great piece produced by the BBC on "The Truth About Child Sex Abuse" Watch Video Here If you have concerns about child sexual abuse or abuse of any kind, Insight Psychological has experienced counselors in Edmonton & Calgary that are available to help. Contact us today. Read More Here!

 

Getting ready for the first day of school

Posted on 02/10/2015 in Children, Family Issues, Parenting

Another big milestone has arrived…your child is ready for their first day of school. You have introduced the idea of your child being able to go to school all summer long. You have bought all their school supplies and a cool new backpack. Your child is excited, you are excited, so everyone must be ready! However, it is important to recognize that going into any new environment with unfamiliar faces can cause anxiety for many children. Do not be surprised if you find yourself feeling a little bit anxious as well. Starting something new, like going to school for the… Read More Here!

 

Get The Kids Off the Couch!

Posted on 05/05/2015 in Anxiety, Children, Depression, Parenting

Over the last two decades childhood has moved indoors. The average child now spends as few as 30 minutes in unstructured outdoor play each day and more than six hours each day in front of an electronic screen. What is even more alarming, according to the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC), is the prevalence of obesity among children aged 6 to 11 has more than doubled in the past 20 years, to 17 percent of children in this age group. The rate of clinically obese adolescents (aged 12-19) more than tripled, to 17.6 percent. The CDC concludes that a… Read More Here!