Posts filed under: family counselling

These past couple of years we had another long weekend added. It was placed between January and spring break, which many agree is a great time to take a break. Other provinces also celebrate in different ways. For example Manitoba...
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This time of the year brings up the topic of family disputes. Let’s face it, no family is immune to inner conflict! This includes my family. I have seen examples of sons carrying a grudge with their fathers…it doesn’t get...
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Let’s face it as humans we are predisposed to being critical.  Look at the first 45 minutes of newscast or the first 8 pages of your favourite paper. The headlines are typically negative. I’ve been told that a large percentage...
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I really should have titled this post as “Ahhh Family Reunions…and all their dynamics” The best of times can happen, such as seeing the various generations mature, keeping track of all those toddlers that can imerge, the sharing of great...
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Sorry I haven’t been writing posts as frequently lately but we have been able to incorporate a number of passions our family has; one is traveling and another is Ethiopia. My partner spent half of her childhood in Addis Ababa,...
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Remember the lessons of avoiding the spread of gossip or spreading rumours in a social context. We were especially taught going through school to stay away from these temptations. To talk about another person’s short comings with another person often...
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I was just out at the Sandcastle Bowling complex in the White Rock/South Surrey area at an function for youth. It reminded me of a favourite family activity: bowling. It doesn’t matter, 10 or 5 pin it’s all good. It...
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The use of R.E.B.T. could be particularly useful when working with the adolescent’s family. I believe that each parent wants to be the best parent they can be. A rational statement may consist of; no parent sets out to fail...
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I just came back from a family reunion of such, my uncle’s 80th birthday. Wow, I’m getting old. I understand how some families go through the silent treatment between siblings. Unfortunately my father’s generation made a common practice of not...
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