Tests and Stress

Nervous Tics In Children

Nervous Tics In Children

She gnaws at her nails while her play buddy cracks his fingers. Why are some children likely to develop nervous symptoms?

October 5, 2020
Phobias

Phobias

The many fears of children should not worry parents except if they become phobias. Where is the line between the two and how do we cross it?

April 22, 2019
Fear and anxiety in children

Fear and anxiety in children

What’s that sound? How can you calm your children when they’re scared of loud noises? Explore what is triggering their fear and find out how you can be a calming presence. 

April 1, 2019
My child bites his nails

My child bites his nails

As many as one in three children bite their nails, some as young as 2 or 3 years old, but it is usually around 8 years old that they develop this habit. 

August 8, 2015
Children's fear of the dentist

Children's fear of the dentist

Some children have a huge fear of the dentist! In some cases, it’s the parents’ and grandparents’ bad experiences - in another era - that fuel these fears.

March 13, 2013
Afraid of the dark

Afraid of the dark

It’s normal and very common for young children to be afraid of the dark, and it usually starts between the ages of 2 and 4 years old.

November 19, 2012
Child sexual abuse

Child sexual abuse

Abuse often difficult to notice because the abuser does not use his fists but uses seduction, threats and blackmail instead.

February 17, 2012
How childhood abuse gets under the skin

How childhood abuse gets under the skin

Early life environment can produce chemical changes in the genes that affect brain development, and these changes may help explain why abuse and neglect early in life results in a high risk for suicidal behaviour years later.

August 14, 2011

This week
Countdown to Halloween!

Your children have been talking about Halloween for a while: what will they wear, how will they dress up, what kind of party will it be, at home, in school? This year, it will surely be different than usual, but it should be celebrated nonetheless!

Getting ready for Halloween!

Children deeply enjoy trick-or-treating and Halloween. This year, it will be different than usual, but we can still celebrate with decorations, costumes and candy at home! Here’s how to get ready for this unique celebration in five steps!

Daredevil kids

Some kids are reckless beyond reason. We try to hold them back, but they always find a way to climb everywhere and continuously put themselves in dangerous situations.

Getting dressed by themselves!

For a child to learn how to get dressed by themselves, they must develop a variety of skills in their early years. We describe the stages they go through at different ages so you know what to expect!