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3 Tips to Minimize Behaviour Meltdowns!

Parenting a child who displays intense, dysregulated emotions can be challenging and exhausting.  The smallest inconsistency, conflict, or problem can result in a meltdown at world war III proportions –  true behaviour meltdowns!  Addressing these difficulties in children requires a multi-faceted approach, but these three tips will get you started!  Be preventative:  Take a moment…
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Family Meetings

Family Meetings The below family meeting agenda is a helpful outline for structuring a family meeting.  It is particularly helpful when getting started with the concept of having regular family meetings. Family meetings can be helpful for planning and maintaining family rules, increasing family communication and increasing family harmony. We encourage families to institute a…
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ADHD, Bi-Polar, or what?

Check out this article retrieved from http://addconsults.com/articles/is-it-bipolar-disorder-adhd-or-what/ Is it Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, or What? by Annette Lansford, MD Description The differential diagnosis and comorbidity of bipolar disorder, mania and adhd. PREVALENCE: The prevalence of child and adolescent manic depression (bipolar disorder) is said to affect 1% of youth, with equal rates of boys and girls…
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Solution Focused Therapy

Solution Focused Therapy By Emily Peck, SSW Intern Solution focused therapy (SFT) or sometimes called brief solution focused therapy is a type of therapy that is goal oriented and focuses mostly on the here and now. Unlike some other forms of talk therapy, SFT is not very concerned with past difficulties that brought the client…
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Social Skills Training

Social Skills Training By Emily Peck, SSW Intern Social skills are everyday strategies and techniques that we use to communicate effectively. Social skills are used to help create relationships with others and are needed in order to keep those relationships. Social skills training involves teaching and practicing these strategies, such as basic communication, interpersonal and…
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy By Emily Peck, SSW Intern Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that views thoughts, feelings and behaviours as all related. CBT proposes that since they are all on the same dimension, if there is any significant change in one it will in turn have a therapeutic effect on the…
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Behaviour Extinction a Parenting Strategy

Extinction (getting rid of the behaviours you don’t want, and increasing behaviours you do want) can be a great parenting strategy to use to change your child’s behaviour.     Part 1: Positive Reinforcement Reward      the behaviours you want to see** Praise       and acknowledge all positive behaviour.        Be specific. Tell exactly why…
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