Being in high school tends to be a big milestone for many students not just in terms of their academic life but also because this is where they will spend most of their teenage years. High school can be a setting that provides more freedom to students as compared to middle school and this can be a big change. Not only that, but high school also offers many new experiences in terms of school clubs, courses and the many new friends and peers that students tend to meet.

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Leaving home for the first time can be both very exciting and very scary. On the one hand, you may feel like this is your chance to be able to make decisions for yourself without constantly needing to ask for permission from parents. At the same time making decisions and figuring things out on your own can also feel stressful. Leaving home for the first time is a big new experience, especially because you may have to consider doing things that you may not have done before such as cooking, doing laundry, maybe even booking a doctor’s appointment. In addition to that, you may also have to find your way around a big campus, if going to university, meet many new people, and go to lectures where you may have to do a lot more independent work than you probably did in high school.

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Letting go of the past, Living in the Present Letting go of the past, living in the present may be one of the most difficult things we do.  We all have a story, and that story is our past.  Our past defines and shapes who we are, and what we believe.  Our past does not…

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It is that time of year when many may start feeling the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder.  As they days get shorter, it is darker earlier, and we don’t spend as much time outside, we may feel our mood shift. So, what is seasonal affective disorder? Seasonal Affective Disorder Mood changes with the seasonal changes. …

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Parenting a child who is questioning their sexual identity can present some unique challenges. How you respond can have a profound impact on your child, as well as on your relationship with them. Open Communication Open communication about sexuality is beneficial for all children and young adults, and provides a healthy framework for children who are questioning…

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It is that time of year when we start thinking about back to school and everything that goes with it: school supplies, bus schedules, before and after school care, who is my child going to have for a teacher.  Children have their own fears: who I am going to have for a teacher, will my…

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University students face the same stresses at certain points in the semester – the stress of performing well on a final exam or a midterm. When the time comes to prepare by studying, it can feel very overwhelming; there is so much material to learn, often in a short amount of time.

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