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Empty Nest or New Opportunity

Posted on 04/10/2016 in Blog, Family Issues, Parenting.

My baby is leaving home… what am I going to do now?  Many parents experience a feeling of loss when the last child leaves home.  Well, you are not alone.  The majority of parents experience that feeling of a double edged sword.  Parents are thrilled that all of the nurturing, caring and teachings has led their child to be actively independent,  coupled with the loss of the daily experiences and companionship they  share with their child every day at home. This mish-mash of emotions ac...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 Blog, 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 t...Read More Here!

 

Video: The Truth About Child Sex Abuse

Posted on 01/12/2015 in Blog, 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 sex abuse, or abuse of any kind, Insight Psychological has experienced counselors in Edmonton, Spruce Grove, Red Deer & Calgary that are available to help. Contact us today....Read More Here!

 

7 Tips for Blended Families

Posted on 02/10/2015 in Blog, Family Issues, Parenting.

About 43% of all marriages these days include one or more of the partners who have had a previous marriage. 65% of these remarriages involve children from a previous relationship. When all the math is done, it appears that one out of every three children will spend time in a blended family situation (note that this is an estimate and a definitive statistic is hard to come by on this). Therefore, you, or someone you know is likely experiencing some of the difficulties that a blended family brings...Read More Here!

 

Getting ready for the first day of school

Posted on in Blog, Children, 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 lit...Read More Here!

 

Get The Kids Off the Couch!

Posted on 05/05/2015 in Blog, Children, 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 ...Read More Here!

 

Healthy Sleep Routines For Children

Posted on 30/09/2014 in Blog, Children, Parenting.

While growing up, most of us were probably told to get a good night’s sleep, and with good reason. In fact, Dr. Wayne H. Giles of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has said, “...Sufficient sleep is not a luxury—it is a necessity—and should be thought of as a vital sign of good health.” Sleep is a powerful restorative process. It helps us function better physically, emotionally, and metabolically. It helps us consolidate and form...Read More Here!

 

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