Tag Archive: ADHD

5 Temper Tantrum Taming Tips

In my practice I often see kids and teens who struggle to self-regulate their emotions.  This leads to kids who often experience tantrums, and meltdowns.  The following are 5 quick tips I provide to parents to help them manage and get through these explosive incidents:  Stay calm: Children who are emotionally dysregulated require a solid…
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In-home services

Have you ever wished a child behaviour expert could visit your home, and help to change your child’s behaviour?  Our behaviour experts will gladly visit your home and help you change your child’s behaviour.  We can provide short or long term support, and even target specific challenges such as homework time, bedtime, or mornings.  In…
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Motivating your child with ADHD

Meghan is the director of Family Kinnections, an organization providing counselling and support to children and their families.  Meghan holds an M.A. in Counselling Psychology, and specializes in treating children who exhibit behavioural challenges, learning difficulties, and mental health concerns. “My child always takes the easy route”, “My child is fine with ‘good enough’”, “My…
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ADHD Treatment – therapy or medication?

I am often asked about ADHD treatment approaches.  I am also often asked for a perspective on medication in the treatment of ADHD. While I am not a physician and do not have the experience or credentials to provide advise about medication, I am a therapist experienced in the treatment of ADHD through therapy.  I also…
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Child counselling Waterloo

Counselling Waterloo! We are so happy to announce the openning of our new Waterloo office, providing services to the tri-city – Kitchener, Guelph and Waterloo areas.  We are located in the Natural Way Health Clinic, and are so excited to be able to provide our clients with a range of holistic options at this new…
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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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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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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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