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Should Your Child Join the Swim Team?

Swimming is a great sport for kids because it requires a lot of endurance and technique and it uses almost every muscle in the body. If your child expresses an interest in swimming and learning a new sport, the local swim team is a great way to help them perfect their skills and learn the… Read More »

Who gets to decide when a 14-year-old wants to change gender? The child, the hospital, the battling parents?

In many ways, Max is a typical 14-year-old. He eschews soft music in favour of rock and heavy metal, likes to wear hoodies, giggles when he’s nervous and has a flair for drawing animals. He can be opinionated and sarcastic one moment, shy and withdrawn the next. His insecurities, however, run deeper than run-of-the-mill teenaged… Read More »

Helping a child with obsessive-compulsive disorder

If your child has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you know that this condition affects not only your child but also your entire family. The guidance that follows can help parents gain a better understanding of OCD, learn helpful strategies to support their children, and ease distress all around. What is obsessive-compulsive disorder? OCD typically includes uncontrollable,… Read More »