Realizing that you may have a sexuality or gender identity that does not align with heteronormative or cis-gender ideals can be daunting. Because of personal fears and social stigma, you may be trapped in a cycle where you take the negative stress of your self-discovery out on others or yourself.…
It’s normal to feel disappointed when you haven’t accomplished a goal that you set out for yourself. We all have expectations of ourselves, but sometimes we fall short of them. So, what should we do when the disappointment that we feel makes us want to give up? Here are some…
The clock on the wall announces that it is 6:30 am on a Wednesday, and as you sip your morning tea, your child walks into the kitchen to open the fridge. There is no utterance of a “Good morning” nor any sort of acknowledgment of your presence, and as you…
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
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.
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.
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.
Most nightmares are harmless in the long run and are just an unpleasant part of growing up. Most of their irrational fears will go away over time or they will learn to manage them on their own. However, some nightmares can be a symptom of a greater problem in the child’s life.
Being a teenager is sometimes difficult, no matter what everyone else says. Your teenage years are a confusing and stressful period where you may feel immense pressure to learn about yourself and figure out your future. You might be experiencing puberty, peer pressure, bullying, rejection, struggling to maintain your grades or even trying to preserve your mental health in general.
Whether or not we are aware of it, we often avoid completing an important task or assignment because we are worried that it will be too difficult for us. We may put off that big assignment because we are worried that creativity and focus will not come easily, or that it may end up being too much for us to handle. Therefore, in trying to save ourselves from the stress and potential ‘failure’ of starting now, we wait until a later time when the urgency outweighs the fear.