Is Your Emotional Health Holding Back Your Academic Achievement?
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Is Your Emotional Health Holding Back Your Academic Achievement?

Our emotional state has a significant effect on everyday life and can be a big impact on day-to-day tasks.   Studies have shown that students who are suffering from emotional health issues tend to struggle academically as well. In fact, research and surveys suggest that mental health can directly affect grade. Hard work is not enough for...

Finding Strategies to Deal With the Back-to-School Blues
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Finding Strategies to Deal With the Back-to-School Blues

Back-to-school is often a very exciting time for students – a time when they can see their friends again, show off their new wardrobe, and take the new classes that they have been looking forward to since the summer. But school can also be a time when a young person’s depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder...

Fidget Spinners: Hardly a Solution for ADHD or Anxiety
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Fidget Spinners: Hardly a Solution for ADHD or Anxiety

Why all the fuss about fidget spinners?   This year’s summer fad, in Ottawa and around the world, isn’t an exotic toy or a video game. It’s a little, metal device that spins.   That’s right. It spins.   How much entertainment could spinning really provide, in this age of virtual reality mainstreaming and endless...

How to Maximze Your Teen’s Ability To Learn
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How to Maximze Your Teen’s Ability To Learn

The adolescent mind is a chaotic one. Not only is the brain going through a critical period of growth and transformation, but during this period is forced to learn new forms of thinking; and how to cope with new types of feelings. As adults, we have passed through the gauntlet of adolescence. Our brains have developed, and often...