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Resilience through the Storm

How do some people bounce back from adversity, seemingly unscathed, while others fall apart and become emotionally distraught and dysfunctional? This is one of the crucial questions of our time. Emotional readiness for adversity—whether it be everyday challenges or larger losses– is just as important as physical preparedness to thrive in these turbulent times. The [...]

Understanding the Bully Dynamic

Pink Shirt Day, an annual event happening on February 28th this year, inspired this article. Pink Shirt Day “aims to raise awareness of [bullying], as well as raise funds to support programs that foster children’s healthy self-esteem,” and was inspired by an act of kindness in small-town Nova Scotia. “Two boys and their teenage friends organized [...]

Setting the Stage for Play to Find Us

My childhood memories revolve around playing endless games of tag, hide and seek and running bases with my brothers. We also spent lots of time camping as a family, catching salamanders in culverts, fishing in remote rivers, and playing Marco Polo anywhere we went swimming. My father was a wonderful story teller, teasing our imagination [...]

When Kids Misbehave

Dr. Neufeld completed a series of interviews with Kids in the House. I’m pleased to have permission to run these informative videos to bring you Dr. Neufeld’s attachment-based, developmentally friendly parenting advice — in three minutes or less! When kids misbehave| Find More Parenting Tips, Advice, and Videos at KidsInTheHouse.com <!–

Parenting the Sensitive Child

If the tag on your child’s shirt feels this big, and the seams on their socks are so annoying they have to turn the socks inside out, and the noise of the automatic flush toilets in the mall send them running out in tears, chances are you have a sensitive child. These children are also stirred [...]

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All classes and counselling services for individuals, couples and families are based out of the beautiful Matraea Centre in Duncan, BC. Professional consulting services available to teachers and helping professionals on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.

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