The Science Behind the Benefits of Kindness for Kids: Helping our kids to harness the Positive Psychology superpower of kindness

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As powerful as Wonder Woman’s inner gift of super-human strength, positive psychology research tells us that the superpower of kindness is in all of our kids. We can help our kids to unlock this natural ability and utilize this superpower to be happier, have better relationships and can help our kids promote a pay it […]

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Getting the Whole Family on a Social Media Diet

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We are all familiar with ‘diet’ as it pertains to weight loss that restricts calories and highlights guilt. Today, health experts are using a more mindful approach to nutrition choices which focuses on eating slowly, and paying attention to texture, flavour, and other sensations. We have applied a similar mindful approach when it comes to […]

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Back to School Success Featuring Kindness, Gratitude & More

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By Dr. Lisa Ferrari & Dr. Carla Fry, Registered Psychologists + Directors of Vancouver Psychology Centre We get it: Going back to school is a powerful mix of excitement, distress, anxiety and joy for parents and kids alike. Each September families come knocking at our office door for help and guidance. We thought we’d put […]

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Modern Divorce Etiquette: Putting the Kids First

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Our overloaded family court systems have historically doled out separation agreements that were of the one size fits all variety.  Regardless of the uniqueness of family circumstances, a cookie cutter approach was often the best way to manage the demands put on overworked judges. But today, if you are planning on joining the ranks of […]

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Grateful Kids = Happy Kids

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According to research by our colleagues at the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, “People who practice gratitude feel considerably happier (25%) than those in a control group; they are more joyful, enthusiastic, interested, and determined.” Do you want to see your kids instantly 25% happier? Of course you do, we all do! In […]

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Mindfulness and Everyday Success

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by Dr. Carla Fry and Dr. Lisa Ferrari Registered Psychologists + Directors of VPC What if there was a skill, one almost anyone could develop, that could lead you to achieve greater success in any area of your life – family, career, fitness or overall happiness? We believe there is such a skill and it’s […]

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Crushing the “Want Want Want” Mood this Holiday

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IF YOUR KID GETS THE GIMMIES AROUND CHRISTMAS, READ THIS. Whether your family tradition involves jolly St. Nicholas or not, it’s not uncommon for extended family members to ask for a kids’ Christmas list, implying and directly pointing kids towards some expectation of receiving stuff from others. In North America, the action of parents taking […]

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