Supporting youth with anxiety disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic

Supporting youth with anxiety disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic By Dr. Nicola Keyhan, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Hospital for Sick Children The COVID-19 pandemic has created anxiety in many people. Some anxiety is helpful. It motivates us to prepare and protect ourselves—such as by handwashing, physical distancing, and following other advice from health experts. But for…

16 Things To Keep Teens Occupied Right Now

16 Things To Keep Teens Occupied Right Now BY PAULA SCHUCK PHOTO © NINA_P_V/TWENTY20 APR 20, 2020 And you thought teens were challenging before! Let’s just say the pandemic and physical distancing have added an entirely new level to the parenting experience. For the first couple of weeks when school was cancelled, we were all adjusting…

Coronavirus – A Book for Children

Axel Scheffler, the illustrator of the Gruffalo, has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. The book has had input from a medical expert and a child psychologist and has been published by…

Colouring Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Colouring Contest winners and a BIG thank you to all our participants. We were overwhelmed with the response! We hope you had fun! A special thank you to Joes Family Pizzeria and Bethea from the Downtown Pembroke – Pembroke Business Improvement Area for their generous prize donations. We sincerely appreciate your support! Lauren – Age 7…