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Community Violence

“Despite being home to 8.5 per cent of the world’s population, the Caribbean region disproportionately experiences about 27 per cent of the world’s homicides.” (Barbados Advocate, 2020) With routine reports

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How to Apologize

Words or actions borne out of heightened anger can be a dangerous thing. When the waves of anger or frustration recede, many of us realize that our words or actions

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Teenage Romantic Relationships

As parents, guiding our children through adolescence and maturity can be quite a challenge. Teens or teenagers tend to be very private about their life as they approach this period.

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Suicide & Suicidial Ideation in Children and Young Adults

Life is full of challenges and feelings of loneliness, sadness, or hopelessness, and experiences with stress, frustration, and anxiety are inescapable.  However, no matter how difficult our situations may appear to be, suicide should never be the answer.  So, remember to talk to someone, find healthy coping solutions to life challenges, practice journaling, and if it’s all too much for you to handle, seek profess

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Coping with bullying from your siblings

From time to time, siblings will disagree, get into heated debates, argue about whose turn it is to wash the dishes  and even annoyingly tease each other to the brink of tears. Unfortunately, there are moments when the teasing goes too far, and someone’s feelings gets hurt. If you or someone you know is experiencing sibling bullying, here are some things you can do to cope with the situation.

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How to deal with your child coming out

For some parents, learning that your child identifies as a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community can be difficult, and you may be uncertain about how you can best support them. With that being said, it would be unfair to deny that coming out is also difficult for children and young person.

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Healthy habits to prevent childhood obesity

It’s not typically a good idea to focus on weight loss in young children as their bodies are still developing. They should never be put on a weight loss diet unless it is recommended and guided by a physician. Putting your child on a diet to lose weight may restrict the nutrients they need to allow for healthy growth and development.

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