How Kids Learn to Be Helpless
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How Kids Learn to Be Helpless

Many kids who struggle at school do so not because they are incapable of success, but because they have learned to believe that they are. This is a psychological phenomena known as Learned Helplessness; a sense of powerlessness that we often develop at a young age as a result of traumatic events, or persistently failing to succeed at a particular tasks.  ...

Managing Ottawa Youth ADHD
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Managing Ottawa Youth ADHD

There is very little knowledge, and far too much opinion, about ADHD in the western world. Stigma follows the diagnosis, and the proliferation of half or non-truths about its nature runs rampant. Most parents approach their child’s ADHD similar to a life sentence, and act as though accepting diagnosis means accepting that their children will never be...

Talking To Kids About Ottawa Counselling
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Talking To Kids About Ottawa Counselling

Describing to a full-grown rational adult the benefits of counselling, and persuading them to engage with it, is difficult. Doing the same to a child or teenager, who has yet to fully develop rational capacities, can seem downright impossible. With the right perspective, this task can be made easier. Discover a few trick and tips...