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What are the Characteristics of a Highly Sensitive Child?

A highly sensitive child [HSC] is one of the fifteen to twenty percent of children born with a nervous system that is highly aware and quick to react to everything. This makes them quick to grasp subtle changes, prefer to reflect deeply before and ...

3 Ways To Help Children With Anxiety

Children, like adults, experience feelings of worry. However, it's helpful to remember that children do not process their experiences as adults do.  Anxiety is a combination of physical sensations, thoughts and feelings. It's a reaction to a that ...

2 Questions Answered About Play Therapy

Parents and caregivers often find themselves worrying about their children's sudden shifts in moods or behaviour. It's completely natural. Moreover, in the quest to find reasons behind their children's sadness, rebellion or disruptive behaviour, may ...

Children’s Mental Health Conference aims to provide parents with knowledge, tools

Tania Johnson with the Institute of Child Psychology previews a three-day online conference the organization is hosting that aims to focus on helping parents understand how to support their children’s mental ...

The Impact of Spanking on Children: Robbyn Peters Bennett, LPC

In this episode of "Real Talk" with Ryan Jesperson, trauma therapist  Robbyn Peters Bennett (who was part of the 2021 Children's Mental Health Conference) speaks about the cascading effects of spanking in childhood across the life ...