4 Activities to Help Your Child Cultivate Gratefulness

Here at our Student Care Centre, also affectionately called Sunshine Club, we take each holiday season as an opportunity to conduct fun activities to teach the children important attitudes and values.

Last December, Sunshine Club had a whole month of activities that centred on gratefulness. Check out some of the children’s art pieces.  Continue reading “4 Activities to Help Your Child Cultivate Gratefulness”

Childhood Trauma – 5 Commonly Overlooked Symptoms

“Parents need to be aware of possible causes of trauma and the effects it can have on their children.” – Ms Kathleen Yee, BCCSC social worker and counsellor

Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) symptoms if allowed to persist during childhood or adolescent years often leaves the individual more susceptible to relationship and mental health issues such as depression or low self-esteem.

Ms Yee shares on how PTS symptoms can be identified early so that children can receive early intervention to prevent inhibition in their education and personal development. Continue reading “Childhood Trauma – 5 Commonly Overlooked Symptoms”

How to Discipline Your Child in Public

Scenario: It’s a pleasant Saturday brunch out with family. While mom is busy feeding toddler Joe his porridge, 5 year old Ben turns to you and starts asking for your iPhone, to which your reply is no, because the dining table is not the place for gadgets. He refuses to accept your answer and starts to wail. The dilemma – give in to the child’s demand, let the child continue making a scene, or discipline him. Continue reading “How to Discipline Your Child in Public”