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Managing exam crises for parents/carers


Has your child/young person come home from an exam distressed and anxious?  Are you wondering what to do and say?  Are you trying to work out how to set up your relationship and home so that such a scenario could be managed if it became necessary? 1,168 more words


Kelowna, British Columbia

Local author writes book about teens and adoption.

Kelowna resident Johanna Van Zanten released GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL, a novel for adults and teens about a fictional family with adopted children whose difficulties threaten to tear them apart. 413 more words

Parenting during exam periods

 In NSW, Australia, this week is the first week of exams for students in the last year of high school.  The results are highly influential if the student intends to attend university the following year.  1,754 more words

Ten for ten

For the first time this year, I had all ten of my confirmation class students together. Trust me, in a world where there is so much going on in the lives of our children and their families, this is nothing short of a miracle! 356 more words


Foster Care Film Series and the Re-making of Family and Home

Last month, we hosted filmmaker Yasmin Mistry and two of the participants in her films, Charell Star and Kim Flodin, for an interactive screening of three short films that are the first in a larger series being produced by Mistry, the Director of… 294 more words

HIV-Related Data on Very Young Adolescents

Very young adolescents (VYAs)—those between the ages of 10 and 14—represent about half of the 1.2 billion adolescents ages 10–19 in the world. A technical working group that the World Health Organization (WHO) convened in 2010 observed that, although adolescents ages 15–19 have been the main population segment addressed by adolescent health and development programs, the “special needs and concerns of young adolescents ages 10–14—some of whom are already sexually active—have been relatively neglected.” This neglect is, to some extent, a result of a lack of global HIV-related data for VYAs. 111 more words