Behaviour Matters

Coping with Grief

Losing a loved one is hard for everyone, but it can be particularly upsetting and confusing for children and youth. Children’s response to grief and loss tends to vary according to their age, developmental level, cultural beliefs, and past experiences.

3 Ways to Calm an Anxious Child

Here are three techniques that you can use to calm an anxious child that promote collaboration and problem solving capacities as well as help children to feel less overwhelmed by the feelings that they have.

How to Avoid Self-Sabotaging

Is your child their own worst enemy? Do they practice in self-destructive behavior and self-sabotage themselves, against there better judgment and self-interest? Many of us have a critical voice; this voice does not help us create positive self-worth or a positive sense of self. This critical voice turns against us, it feels like its anti-us, it makes us doubt and question our capabilities. This ultimately makes us avoid our goals and keeps us from working towards what we really dream of and desire.

Making Meaningful Choices

How many opportunities does your child have to make meaningful choices during an average day? As adults, we often complain about the number of decisions we need to make each day, and may feel overwhelmed by the burden of our responsibilities.

Take Control of Your Time, So it Doesn't Control You

Do you find yourself asking why are there never enough hours in the day? We all have the same 24 hours, but some people seem to get a lot more done than others. Good time management is the reason some people are so much more efficient. The highest achievers manage their time extremely well, and you can too.

20 Alternatives to Telling Children to Calm Down

A wise one once said: "Never in the history of calming down did telling someone to calm down actually cause them to calm down." What to do instead? Here are twenty things you can say to an anxious child instead.

ASD & Social Skills

ASD & Social Skills

Talking to Teens about Dating

Talking to Teens about Dating

5 Tips for Parents Who Have A Child With ADHD

5 Tips for Parents Who Have A Child With ADHD

3 Signs Your Child Might Be Battling A Mental Health Issue

Mental health can affect anyone, anywhere, at any age - and according to Stats Canada, mental health issues affect 1.2 million children and youth in Canada. It can range from anxiety to ADHD, poor emotional regulation and depression. At Behaviour Matters, all of our students, clients and family members are affected by it. Do you know what symptoms and signs to look out for in your child or teen? Below are 3 signs to look out for when considering if mental health could be a factor.