Think about these qualities a person can have: Personal resilience Self-reliance Rugged individualism These three character traits are often cited in North American colonial culture as the pinnacle of human performance. Using the same paradigm, a person with these qualities can face and conquer any struggle in life. This being the case, anyone who values …

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Earlier this week, I wrote about the fear parents have about sending their children to school. Since that was published, people have been asking me: “What do I do? What do I do to support my child’s mental health?” My answer to this question is to remember three things that can promote your child’s mental …

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Many parents in my practice are feeling the strain of the pandemic. For parents with some conditions such as cancer, this means that they are using, or wanting to use, medicinal marijuana that has been prescribed to them. These parents are asking my advice on the impact and advisability of using marijuana for medicinal purposes …

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When I was in elementary school, one of the regular lessons in language class was poetry. The expectation for a student was that you would memorize the poem to recite back and then learn about the poem and its place in literature. This article in The Atlantic, written by an English teacher suggests that teaching …

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Early in July, Canadians with substance use problems received support from an unexpected group: Canada’s police chiefs. This is taken from the statement of Chief Constable Adam Palmer, the President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, on July 9, 2020: “The CACP proposes increased access to healthcare, treatment and social services to divert …

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