Mental Health Tag

As we find ourselves and our children/students adapting to a new version of what school looks like, whether it's 'online learning' or 'in building learning', we may all be experiencing challenging circumstances which can trigger some tough emotions like: anger, sadness, frustration, anxious or disappointment. Is...

Be selfish to be selfless. Sounds pretty … selfish! What if, in order to help others, you first have to take care of yourself? You would never take dead batteries and put them into a flashlight and expect it to shine. Yet, sometimes you will drain yourself,...

I recently received this comment from a student: “I look around at others and they seem to have it all. Things would be easier if I could be them. I just want to fit in.” It’s OK to admire someone. The danger occurs when you believe your...

Recently I witnessed an adult reprimanding a child for bad behaviour. The child’s body language was hunched over, closed and defensive - not ideal for getting a message across. As parents and educators we want to teach valuable lessons that develop character and appropriate behaviour and...