Supporting Your Child As They Discover Their Gender
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by PHSA
1w ago
Gender is an important part of your child’s development and overall identity. In this episode our hosts come together with Carrie & Wayne from TransParent Okanagan and Kendall, a Social Worker from BC Children’s Hospital to share with parents & caregivers of younger kids: A starting place to learn about concepts and terms related to gender  Tips on how to talk about gender identity with your child, their siblings and extended family Approaches that can help you to support your child as they discover their gender and express it in ways that feel right to them. See omnystudio.com ..read more
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Taking Care of Yourself: Parent & Caregiver Well-being
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by PHSA
3w ago
As parents and caregivers, it can be easy to continuously push taking care of ourselves to the bottom of our list. But, when we prioritize our mental health and wellness, it also has a positive ripple effect on those around us. How can parents and caregivers take care of ourselves amidst full schedules and busy days? In this episode, Taryn, a parent of two, and Dr. Sukpreet Tamana, offer ideas and evidence to: Unpack misconceptions and common challenges that can come up for parents as we try to prioritize our own needs, and Discuss how strategies like recognizing emotions, setting boundaries ..read more
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Understanding Sensory Processing Challenges in Kids
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by PHSA
1M ago
Our external senses— smell, sight, touch, and taste—along with lesser-known internal ones like balance and location— are constantly working to help us make sense of our world around us. This intricate process, often known as ‘sensory processing,’ is the foundation of many daily tasks. For some children, navigating this sensory processing can be more challenging.  In today’s episode, our hosts chat with Tammie, a parent who shares her personal story of supporting her child with sensory processing challenges, and Courtney Hall, BCCH Occupational Therapist. Together they: Talk about diffe ..read more
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Words of Wisdom: Reflecting on 4 Seasons of Where You Are
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by PHSA
11M ago
With four seasons of the podcast under their belts, our hosts reflect on episodes that have resonated with them.  Bryn, Char and special guest Michelle Horn look back at topics including sleep, feeding and eating, concurrent disorders, when parenting gets tough, and more. Together, they discuss some of the gems shared by our many amazing guests including: How to focus on your child’s strengths to help them manage their difficulties in life Things parents and caregivers can do when their child is struggling with mental health challenges  Connection and why showing up can be meaningfu ..read more
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Supporting Your Child Who Has Experienced Trauma
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by PHSA
1y ago
When it comes to supporting children and youth through trauma there are things that parents can do to help. In this episode our hosts are joined by Lynne, a parent and grandparent who shares her personal story of navigating trauma within her family and Dr. Linda Uyeda, family physician with expertise in neuroscience, trauma and attachment. Together they discuss: · What trauma is, how it can show up for kids and it’s impact on mental health · The impact of trauma across generations · How parents and caregivers can talk to their child about these experiences; and · What parents and caregivers c ..read more
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Re-Release: Eating Disorders - How Parents Can Play An Active Role in Recovery
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by PHSA
1y ago
We are hard at work on upcoming episodes and sharing one of our Season 3 episodes that really stuck with us. In this episode, hosts Michelle and Bryn are joined by Kelly, a parent of a youth diagnosed with an eating disorder, and Dr. Jennifer Coelho, Psychologist at BC Children’s Hospital’s Provincial Specialized Eating Disorder Program, to answer questions we often hear from families about supporting a youth with an eating disorder. The conversation covers how to support your child at home, managing meal times, what to do if your child refuses help, tips about how parents can play an active r ..read more
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No Shortage of Questions: Helping Kids Cope with Big Life Changes
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by PHSA
1y ago
Changes and transitions are part of life. We know this as parents and caregivers. However, we don’t always know how to support our kids through these big life events - such as starting a new school, moving, the arrival of a new sibling, or loss of a loved one. In this minisode, hosts Bryn & Char discuss this topic with Dr. Ashley Miller, child psychiatrist and family therapist.  Questions include:  What is it about transitions and big life changes that can be hard for kids? What effects can major life changes have on my child’s mental health? What are some strategies I can s ..read more
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No Shortage of Questions: Talking with your child about scary news and world events
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by PHSA
1y ago
In the last few years, we have had no shortage of disturbing news and big, scary world events, be it pandemics, social injustices, wars, climate change issues like wildfires, floods, and more.   In this minisode, Bryn and Char bring questions from BC parents and caregivers to Dr. Ashley Miller, child psychiatrist and family therapist. They dig into questions including: How can I talk to my child about disturbing news and scary events without inciting worry or fear? How much information should I share when I talk with my kids about scary news, how honest should I be? Are there skills ..read more
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Supporting Kids with OCD: Strategies for Parents and Caregivers
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by PHSA
1y ago
Parenting a kid with OCD can be difficult because you often have to go against your natural instincts. In this episode Michelle and Bryn are joined by Jen, a parent of a youth struggling with OCD, and Dr. Evelyn Stewart, Psychiatrist at BC Children’s Hospital and the founding Director of the Provincial Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Clinic. They discuss what OCD is and isn’t, how to know when to reach out for help, approaches parents can use to not ‘feed the OCD’ and practical strategies to help you best support your child with OCD at home.   Listeners, help us improve our podcas ..read more
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No Shortage of Questions: FAQs from BC Parents & Caregivers
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by PHSA
2y ago
For our final episode of Season 3, Bryn & Michelle bring questions from BC parents and caregivers to two leading child and youth mental health experts at BC Children’s Hospital, Dr. Ashley Miller and Dr. Amrit Dhariwal. Together they dig into questions including: How can I connect my teen when they won’t even talk to me? How can I best support my child through tough situations like the loss of a loved one? How do I set limits when my child really pushes my buttons? And much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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