Monthly Archives: January 2012

Is it really ADHD or LD? They say my child is “fine,” but I can’t help but feel something is up.

Stumbled across this article recently.  Voices the frustrations (but ultimate relief!) that many parents & smart-but-struggling students face: http://www.todaysparent.com/school-age/education/when-it-learning-disability An experienced and compassionate teacher can usually sum up what the usual psychoeducational assessment covers.  This is why many assessments don’t garner … Continue reading

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Cyber Porn Addiction

Tami-lee Duncan is launching a CyberPorn Addiction treatment program at ARCH Psychological Services. Individual and marital consultations and interventions are available. A group is planned. We’ll be providing more information over the coming weeks but for now we’d like to … Continue reading

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Bullying & Cyberbullying Follow-up – More about What Works

We’re getting lots of feedback on earlier posts – the encouragement is much appreciated! Here are two recent articles expanding on the theme of bullying & the debate about what to do about it: 1. Bullying, according to a large … Continue reading

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Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – Some Surprising Opportunities

As you’ve likely heard, alcohol use during pregnancy is risky for the developing baby.  In Alberta, a baby is born every day with brain damage due to alcohol exposure in the womb.  In Canada, it costs $1.8 million dollars to … Continue reading

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Aboriginal Perspective on Cyberbullying

Further to my note earlier this week, the Centre for Suicide Prevention is also offering cyberbullying materials, this time with an Aboriginal view: http://suicideinfo.ca/Library/Resources/SpecialFeatures.aspx Includes types of cyberbullying & practical tips & resources to prevent & address the problem at school & … Continue reading

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Bullying & Cyberbullying

Another prominent concern of today’s parent is bullying, especially that occurring online.  Like teen self-harm, many adults worry that their child or teen is a silent victim in a world of social networking, websites, and texts that anyone over 30 often hasn’t even heard … Continue reading

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