May 7th is National Mental Health Day (Mental Health Week is May 4th-May 10th). Show you care by using #icareaboutyou
From natural disasters to economic meltdowns, from wars abroad to shootings close to home, the world in which we raise our children is increasingly complex. Our natural instinct as parents and concerned citizens is to protect children from hardship, but we cannot shelter our children from all adversity. What we can do is try to really connect with our kids; we can teach them how to cope positively with adversity and grow from it.
So, what causes children to experience stress? According to a survey of 875 9-to 13-year-old boys and girls, things like homework, friends, and family cause stress. This all makes sense. Here's what is not intuitive: A whopping 75 percent of kids surveyed agreed that what they want most when they're stressed is their parents' help, yet this only ranked ninth on the list of coping methods kids use to feel better.
The Family Education & Support Centre has a Parenting Teens (STEP-T) program starting this today, Tuesday, October 21st. If you know of any families that would benefit from this great program or you would like more information please call the Centre at 604-467-6055 to register today.
There are a few spots left in the Parenting Your Teen- Parenting Program. This program begins on April 18th and runs from 6-8pm here at the Family Education and Support Centre.
This program is great for parents who are looking to reconnect with their teen, needs skills around setting healthy boundaries with their teen, recognizing warning signs of addiction, as well as signs of depression, anxiety and what is normal teenage behaviour, or just needs support and information about raising a teenager in today’s confusing world.
The cost associated with this program is $40 for part one and $40 for part two, as well as $25 for the course book. As it is early in the new fiscal year there are lots of subsidies available for any clients where cost is a concern.
Contact Christina Shearme at 604-467-6055 (ext: 107) for more information.
Attention all GRADS: Red Robinson Ceremony Write-Up
Please complete the following form for your Grad Ceremony Write-Ups by April 12th, 2013. Questions? See Ms. Blanco or Ms. Umlah in the Counselling area:
There is an upcoming event called "Speak Out Youth Forum Against Bullying" that will be taking place at Meadowridge School on Friday April 12th. This event encourages students from all over the Lower Mainland to come and participate in discussions regarding the prevention and consequences of bullying as well as cyber bullying, which as we all know is becoming more prevalent in our schools. Students from Pitt Meadows Secondary are invited to attend the event. If you are interested see Ms. Umlah or Ms. Blanco in the Counselling Area.
Click here for information on the free speaking engagement at UFV on Bullying, Harassment, and Standing up for yourself.
It's not unusual to feel stressed as a teenager. Academic, Athletic, Social and Family commitments and expectations can seem overwhelming at times. Here are 9 ways that successful people manage their stress. Are you already doing some of these? Can you make some of these tips habits?
Welcome to the new PMSS Counselling Website. Our hope it to provide you with information and resources to make your time at Pitt Meadows Secondary a positive and interactive experience. Please check out the different links and pages for information about Counselling topics. Contact us and let us know if there is something missing or if there is anything you would like to see added to the website. Happy Browsing!