Hi everyone, After much thought and consideration I have decided to re-shift my focus and cease writing new blog posts at this time. Truth be told doing a graduate degree has burnt me out from writing! And then I found podcasting! I am happy to continue to share my thoughts, knowledge and this journey with you via #Parenting...Who? Podcast! I am REALLY enjoying this medium and have decided to shift all of my attention to this project. #Parenting…Who? aims to connect parents, … [Read more...] about Blog Post Update – No more blogs!
I attended a presentation entitled A Journey to the Heart. Not only can the language we use with our children be overlooked, the language can be overheard by our children and consequently misunderstood. We must speak to our children from the heart You may think you do this already but how many times do you ask your child - why did you do that? This question is for you needing to structure a situation in a meaningful or integrated way; a need to understand and make … [Read more...] about A Journey to the Heart
I am presently accepting new appointments for parent consultations. Note: the term parents also includes other adults in the life of a child or youth i.e. grandparents, foster or kinship careers etc. This service is great to do virtually anywhere and can meet your busy schedule! What is a parent consultation? Oftentimes parents struggle with challenging behaviours or uncertainty about decisions about what to do next. Parents may feel insecure about their decisions or maybe there is conflict … [Read more...] about Parent Consultation
Lynette Monterio co-founded the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic with Frank Musten. These professionals are situated in Ottawa, ON and I like to support local resources. I picked this book up and quickly realized it would be a beneficial resource for my psychotherapy clients. I want to share why with you! Overall I found the layout of the book well done and simplistic. Mindfulness practice can be overwhelming for individuals, especially those in mental health distress. Mindfulness could be viewed … [Read more...] about Mindfulness Starts Here: An Eight-Week Guide to Skillful Living By: Lynette Monterio, PhD and Frank Musten, PhD