Parents

When families participate in activities together it helps children feel supported and confident, allowing them to learn skills to bounce back from life’s challenges and to better handle stress. Since learning these skills is an ongoing process it’s important to create habits, rituals and traditions that...

Our young people experience tough times. As parents we would like to save them from the challenges they encounter, but that's not possible, nor would it be beneficial. In order to best aid our young people we need to help them build their resilience so that...

My Dad and I used to watch the Blue Jays play baseball on TV and every time I would think, ‘I really want to sing O Canada for the Toronto Blue Jays.’ One day I decided I had to put my dream into action. I...

‘Forgiveness is the key to the bars that imprison me.’ lyrics from Sara Westbrook song ‘Hearts Collide’ Forgiveness is something that seems very difficult to do. It is important to remember that forgiving someone isn’t saying what they did or said was right, it is saying that...

Last week when I met my mum for lunch she handed me a folder and said, ‘Read this.’ I opened the folder and there it was – a collection of speeches, stories and poems I had written when I was younger. It’s always nice to...

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