a teen blows out a cloud of cannabis smoke

What Are the Long-Term and Short-Term Effects of Cannabis?

Navigating the complex landscape of teenage behaviour and substance use is a daunting task for any parent or guardian. Recent cultural shifts and the legalisation of cannabis in various regions have brought the conversation to a head. With an upsurge in cannabis availability, the pressing concern of the drug’s impact on adolescent health is now…

an autistic child hits another child

How to Stop Autistic Child from Hitting Others

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental condition that manifests in various social, communicative, and behavioural challenges. Among these challenges, aggression and rage can be particularly distressing—not only for the child experiencing autism but for their families and caregivers as well. Aggressive behaviours such as hitting can signal underlying frustrations and difficulties that require…

school stress starts to negatively impact a teen

How Does School Stress Impact Your Teen?

School can be an exciting and rewarding experience for many teenagers. It offers the opportunity to learn new things, build friendships, and prepare for their future. However, school can also be a stressful environment for some teens. With the pressure to perform well academically, manage social relationships, and navigate through personal challenges, it’s no surprise…

a teenage boy struggles with symptoms of depression

What Are the Signs of Depression in Teenage Boys?

Content Warning: This blog contains information about or mentions self-harm and/or suicide. If your teen is struggling, make sure they know help is available 24/7 at 988, the International Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Depression is more than just feeling sad or going through a rough patch. It is a serious mental health condition that can…