Self Talk, it is easy to teach at any age

Self Talk refers to the ongoing internal conversation with ourselves, which influences how we feel and behave. For example, you find yourself in a traffic jam while rushing to work one morning. Your self-talk could be pessimistic and you might think, “My whole day is ruined” or you say to yourself, “I will just push things all back today and make the time up later.” How we talk to ourselves all day determines our mood and productivity, our relationships and overall, our mental health. Read More

Gaming Addiction

CHAPTER 25 – GAMING. Oh, GAMING. An excerpt from my ebook for parents Why is gaming addictive? Gaming is addictive because the gaming companies have created GAMES to be that …

Cyberbullying during Covid

“Cyberbullying is on the rise during Covid, how to prepare & prevent?” Larissa Mills, founder Iparentgen.com, B.A., M. Ed. Things you need to know about Cyberbullying as a parent, teacher, …

How is COVID affecting your children’s behaviour?

HERE ARE SOME GUIDELINES Maintain the same bedtime routines Create a schedule that suits your and your child’s needs Include time for your work / errands Include your child in …

Tech Neglect

Families are spending 80/hours less a week together bonding and socializing. What does this mean for your children? How will this affect their mental health?
Children need to form the security attachment bond, love and reliability with a parent.This attachment is key to their overall psychological development. If it isn’t formed usually children will start to demonstrate unwanted behaviour. What can parents do to protect and nourish this bond? I will tell you how to keep routines and provide strategies for help at home. Stay Safe and stay home!! Read More

Creating a Parenting Pledge

Parents, Take the Pledge! Be present for your family’s Mental Health. Let’s create a pledge that is built by all of us. There are so many more social cues to …

Hockey Dads

These dads warmed my heart. Stories that share how you can bond with your family. By: Larissa Mills, B.A, M.Ed. These Hockey DAD’s and daughters! I walked into my sons …

Tech Alternative Christmas

Buy less Tech, get more LOVE!! Gift Ideas Gift Cards are wonderful for movies, Laserquest, skiing, skating etc. Try to steer away from plastic toys. Buy tickets to a sporting …