Mrs. Kathy Lank is our school counselor and she is at our school on Days 2, 4, & 6. Please reach out to her anytime by either calling the school at (902) 583-8575 or by sending her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
News for January, 2021:
There is a new online resource support for both adult and youth mental wellness available called “Bridge the Gapp”. Please take a moment to click on the link to check out the resources available: https://pei.bridgethegapp.ca/
News for February 2020:
February 9-15, 2020 Family Violence Prevention Week. Wear purple on Feb 12th to support family violence prevention on PEI.
Kathy lank has shared this link for parents to take a moment to read over. The article is called “Peace Begins at Home”. http://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/cardigan/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/kathy1.pdf
News for January 2020:
1000 Hours Outside 2020 Challenge. Please follow the link below to find out information about this fantasic event. In the link you will find a log chart that you can print off and keep track of your outside play time.
News for October 2019:
Kathy Lank has shared this link for parents to take a moment to read over. The article is called “The Ultimate Guide to Praising your Kids.”
Kathy is at our school on Days 2, 4 & 6. Please feel free to contact the school if you would like to speak with her at 902-583-8575 or send her an email at email@example.com.
Parent & Child
Does any of this sound like your child or teen?
- Clinging, crying and/or tantrums when you separate
- Excessive shyness, avoiding social situations
- Constant worry
- Avoiding situations or places because of fears
- Complaints of frequent stomachaches or headaches
- Experiencing sudden and frequent panic attacks
If you answered yes to any of these statements your child may be experiencing anxiety.
The good news is that this website is designed to help parents and their anxious children. Here, you will find practical strategies and tools to help you manage your child’s anxiety, whether your child is just beginning to show symptoms, or has been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. The first step is to find out more about anxiety — how it looks, how it works, and how to recognize if it is problematic. If your child has been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, you may prefer to go directly to the disorder menu and click on the relevant disorder.
As a parent of an anxious child, you are not alone.
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health concerns for children and adults, affecting upwards of 20% of children and adolescents over the lifespan. Anxious youth are often quiet and well behaved, and thus frequently go unnoticed by their parents, teachers, and coaches. Alternatively others can be disruptive and act out, being labeled as having attention deficit disorder or being a “bad” kid. Both scenarios result in youth failing to receive the help they desperately need. Sadly, untreated anxiety can lead to depression, missed opportunities in career and relationships, increased substance use, and a decreased quality of life.
Parents often say that from a very young age, they knew there was something different about their child, but did not immediately recognize it as an anxiety problem. Some waited for their child to “grow out of it”, never expecting their child to become even more debilitated over time. Other parents viewed the anxious behaviours as normal as, they, too behaved in a similar way. As a result, parents of anxious children and teens are often confused about what to do, as well as frustrated, and overwhelmed.
The good news: Anxiety can be successfully managed!
Parents play an essential role in helping their child or teen manage anxiety. When coping skills and brave behavior is rewarded and practiced in the home, children and teens can learn to face their fears, take reasonable risks, and ultimately gain confidence. Review the following sections and take the first step towards becoming an anxiety expert.
Positive Parenting from 2 homes for Kids Program:
Positive Parenting from Two Homes for Kids is a school-based program for children who are experiencing changes in their lives as a result of parental separation, divorce or parenting from two homes. Children learn how to deal with changes from separation, divorce, or parenting from two homes and they are given the opportunity to talk with other children who are going through similar situations. A trained facilitator, along with school counsellor, Kathy Kiley, are able to offer this program at the school, if there are interested parents. If it free and confidential. If you would like more information, please call Ms. Kiley at 902-583-8575. For more information, you can visit: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/justice-and-public-safety/positive-parenting-two-homes-kids-program.