As a species, we all experience emotions and emotions have a function in our body and life. While emotions can be pleasurable and invite connection with others, they can also be uncomfortable and negatively influence our thoughts and reactions. Although our children may be little, the intensity of their emotions can be overwhelming to not only them but to you as their parent. Helping children manage their emotions and giving them tools to put them in the driver’s seat of their thoughts and reactions will support them in learning to cope and adjust their responses more effectively.
Supporting Your Child through Separation/Divorce
Separation/divorce is a very difficult life event that if it occurs, impacts all of those involved. Ending a relationship when there are children can bring about a plethora of changes and transitions that both children and adults need to work through. This could mean a change in residence, leaving behind a familiar home, friends, and school. It could involve adjustments to a blending of families and the navigation of new family roles and norms.
How to Support Children following Tragedy
Emily Smith, M.S.W., R.S.W.Emily has over 5 years of experience working alongside children, youth, and their families. She provides client-centred counselling to individuals, couples, groups, and families. Emily provides play based counselling with children from any and all ethnicities, family structures, sexual identities, and trauma histories. She works with families who have or are experiencing mental health issues, self-harm and …