Category Archives: Family concerns

Sexual identity and teens: supporting your teen on their journey part 1

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Sexual identity and teens: supporting your teen on their journey part 1Being a teenager is a difficult experience. Teens experience a host of changes as they mature. They also begin to explore their sexuality and to develop their sexual identity and may question their sexual orientation. They may feel confused, isolated, and very vulnerable. These are all completely natural emotions and behaviours.

Helping your teen through this can be stressful for a parent. Many people struggle with their sexual orientation at some point in their lives. It is important that your teen knows that all forms of sexuality are normal and healthy.

The term “sexual orientation” is used to identify …

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Getting wet and staying safe: water safety for the whole family

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Getting wet and staying safe: water safety for the whole familyAs the summer gets hotter more and more of us will be spending time at the pool, beach or on the dock at a cottage. There are few things more refreshing than diving into a cool body of water as the sun beats down, but there are also hazards to consider. Drowning is a concern for everyone, but primarily for children between the ages of one and four, for whom it is a leading cause of death. It doesn’t take a great deal of water either – often as little as 2 inches can be dangerous.

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Half your kingdom: dealing with the financial stress of a late-in-life divorce

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Mature couple separating, cannot reconcile differences

Financially, we tend to be in the best shape of our lives in our fifties, after decades of wealth accumulation and before we start drawing on savings. Furniture bought and paid for, mortgages are paid down or paid off, the kids are managing on their own, and retirement is within sight.  Suddenly, divorce becomes an unforeseen reality and our apparent kingdom has to be chopped in half. Now what?

The key to staying financially afloat and less stressed about money really depends on your attitude. If you see your life as a ham on the chopping block, …

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The couple’s guide to getting through a layoff – together

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A smiling coupleThese are unpredictable financial times: after years of feeling insulated from the world economy, many of us now are hurting through departmental restructuring, job loss and the financial and stressful effects on our banks accounts.

Many employees have been laid off or even terminated as a result of the downturn of the economy, the drop in oil prices and the impact it has had on provinces like Alberta, Canada. Nevertheless, the economic impact is not isolated to one area. People may work in an oil industry while maintaining their primary residence, and often their family, in another province, or …

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When [cyber] bullying turns ugly: the newest form of self-harm

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Girl sitting alone on stepsWith the increase use of smart phones, tablets and laptops, younger and younger people have greater access to the internet without parental supervision. They are using this technology to express themselves and their feelings in forums where others can witness and respond. Sometimes the responses are harmless and even encouraging, sometimes they are not. With the proliferation of technologies making online interactions more accessible and personal, there has been an unfortunate increase in the occurrences of negative cyberbullying, and now, “cyber self-bullying” incidents as well.

Cyber “self-bullying” was first publicized in 2013 after the suicide of …

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