Category Archives: Adolescence

Cyberbullying: Legal Means for Kids?

A Canadian teen recently pursued her cyberbullies in this case: http://www.lawnow.org/bench-press-children-and-cyber-bullying/?utm_source=LawNow+New+Issue+List&utm_campaign=29bb3ab1c2-LawNow_eNews8_16_2012&utm_medium=email

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What does it mean to have ADHD or a learning disability?

Join me at LD Edmonton’s parent support night this September for an information session and Q-&-A about how ADHD / LD translate into real life and school. Wednesday, 12 September from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Fulton Place School – … Continue reading

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Is it ADHD or LD? – Update

A recent national opinion poll shows that most Canadians are confident about psychologists’ abilities.  However, only 44% of Canadians are aware of psychology’s role in diagnosis, assessment, and management of learning disabilities. Of course, from my chair (as a psychologist), our role … 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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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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Teen Self-Harm: How to Have “the Talk”

Over time and in different locations, the way people express distress differs and changes.  Self-harm (often referred to as “cutting”) seems to be gaining prominence among teens and young adults.  This naturally sparks a strong gut reaction, particularly for people who … Continue reading

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