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Free Workshops (next workshop February 10th at MPL)

Free Workshop on Managing Stress and Improving Your Relationships Hosted by New Leaf Psychology Centre February 10, 2015 6:15pm – 8:30pm Milton Public Library 1010 Main Street East Milton, Ontario 6:15  –    Welcome and Refreshments 6:30  –    Stress Management Presented by Dr. Alena Strauss You will learn what stress is and how if […]

Caregiver Burnout

Caring for a Family Member with Physical or Mental Health Difficulties 20% of Canadians are struggling with mental health difficulties, for a total of 1.5 million children and 4.5 million adults. 13% of Canadian’s (3.8 million) are struggling with physical disabilities, and among those over the age of 75 the rate is 43%. The role […]

Nutritional Needs While Breastfeeding

After giving birth, experts say that a well-balanced diet and proper nutrition is even more important than during your pregnancy. The food choices you make will greatly influence the quality of your breast milk, and how quickly your body will rebound from the pregnancy. You will want to include a high amount of complex carbohydrates, […]

The Helicopter Parent

What is a helicopter parent? This pop culture term refers to the ‘hovering’ or over-involved parent (Gabriel, 2010). Helicopter parents are anxious about their child’s well-being and/or success, and attempt to protect their child from hardship and disappointment. Helicopter parents provide their children with more guidance and direction than other parents, and are more involved […]

Why Children Push Parents Away

What can you do when your teen pushes you away? During the teenage years children tend to try to separate themselves from their parents’ influence in an attempt to assert their autonomy. In doing so you may feel your teen is pushing you away or withholding information about their lives (e.g. friends, what they are […]