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10 Tips to Manage Test Anxiety

Students who are bright and capable in class, but who buckle in fear when facing a test may suffer from Test Anxiety. Here are ten tips to help thwart it.
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may arise when someone experiences - or even witnesses - a traumatic event.
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How to Support Your Teen’s Mental Health

Adolescence can be a stressful time, and the onset of many mental illnesses occur during this period. Parents should support good mental health at home.
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Students and Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder can rob students of valuable learning experiences both in and outside of school. Fortunately, anxiety disorders respond well to treatment.
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What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

If a child is consistently negative, hostile, or defiant for longer than six months, they may have Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD).
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6 Reasons Your Child May Be Struggling at School

There are many reasons why children might struggle at school. In some cases, they need intervention. In other cases, they just need time.
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Does your child have “Social Malnutrition”?

There is a growing body of evidence that children have suffered a whole-system setback as a result of the pandemic. First published in the SCMP by Katrina Rozga.
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School Shadowing Service

The BFDC's School Shadowing Service is for children aged 5-11 yo with school-related behavioral concerns. Also suitable for students with ADHD, ASD, and developmental disabilities.
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During and After: The Effects of Quarantine on Mental Health

Feeling "shut down" after quarantine, and like you are having a difficulty resetting to life on the outside? You are not alone. Quarantine is hard on your mental health.
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Do you have travel anxiety?

The pandemic has added a whole new list of worries to travelling. If you feel anxious about boarding a plane, you are not alone.
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12 Tips to Help You Survive Hotel Quarantine

Quarantine can be hard on your mental health. Here are twelve tips to help you get through this prescribed period of isolation and boredom.
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Dare to Turn Spell-Check Off

With the advent of programs that automatically correct grammar and spelling errors, do children still need to learn traditional literacy skills? First published in the SCMP by Dr. Ipsita Mitra.
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Quarantine Mental Health Services

Services designed to monitor and support the mental wellness of individuals, couples, and families in quarantine. Available in English and Cantonese.
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Does My Child Have Germophobia?

Germophobia is the unreasonable fear of germs, contamination and illness. It has become more prevalent during the pandemic, even among kids.
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What is Expressive Arts Therapy?

When words fail, Expressive Arts Therapy is at the ready to help us express deeply held feelings and emotions.
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Are You Having a Mid-Life Crisis?

Between the ages of 35-55, many people take stock of their lives. Some don't like what they see, sparking a crisis of identity, goals and purpose.
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Grief is Not a Straight Line

You may feel sad, angry, at peace, regret, relief, and guilt, in no particular order, many times. Grief affects your whole being, both physically and psychologically.
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How to Stay Motivated During a Pandemic

If you are feeling unmotivated, you are not alone. Use these helpful tips to get your mojo back.
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OMT after Tonsillectomy and/or Adenoidectomy

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT), delivered by a trained Speech Pathologist, is a highly effective post-operative treatment for those who have undergone tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy.
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