Tweens & Teens

Tweens, Teens & Technology

As a mom of three, researcher and psychiatrist with a specialty in youth addictions. I've spent the last 20...

Why Creativity Matters

Creativity and creative expression often get dismissed as trivial and impractical. However, creative perspective is an invaluable tool that...

Navigating Romantic Rejection

The question scribbled on the inside of a neatly folded piece of paper asked “What about when someone you...

What Age Is Best for Your Tween or Teen to Have a Cell Phone?

”EVERYONE has a cell phone but ME,” whined my twelve-year-old daughter.“Your twin brother doesn’t have one either,” I responded.A...
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10 Things You May Not Know About Adopting a Teen

When most people think about adoption, they think about babies. The truth is, there are hundreds of British Columbian...

Ways to Improve Parent & Teen Communication

“Mom please stop interrogating me.”My daughter says this to me more often than I care to admit. I ask...

Period Prep Tips for Teens

“Mom, where do babies come from?” My precocious five-year-old is looking at me in the rearview mirror. She has...

Family Travel: Giving Tweens the Gift of Backcountry

Probably the greatest gift my father ever gave me was our backcountry trips. I don’t remember much about the...
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How to Organize Your Teen’s Bedroom

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, youth are doing more today than ever before, and are feeling the...

The Inner Conflicts of a Feminist Mom

I heard a woman snicker the other day as my fourteen-year-old came out of the change room. She wasn’t...

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