JDN Blog

Are you being the parent your ADHD’er needs?

Let’s talk about parenting strategies for a minute. If you have a child with ADHD, you may realize that you’re adapting your parenting strategy a lot. You’re probably constantly asking yourself questions like: Do the traditional strategies still work? Am I supposed to be parenting my child differently? Or, what am I doing wrong? What I will tell you is this: Our generation needs to stop parenting the way our parents did. These are some old sayings that need to…

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Job Posting: Summer Camp Counsellor

JDN Center for Children Camp Counsellor (Day Camp) Duration: June 27 -August 17, 2018 Set to work in an industry with children? Have a passion for connecting with others? Want to experience a life-changing summer? Then, we may have the summer job for you! Job Description The Day Camp Counsellor is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing core and non-core programs and experiences for children in a small group setting. They will also be responsible for the general safety and…

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What are we doing with our boys?

Amanda, here. As I prepared to take part in the Women’s Health Day in Perth last month, I realized something: so many events and messages are focused on raising strong girls, girls who know and understand their worth, know that they are not second best, and that they are good enough. So powerful, right? I am a firm believer in this notion, especially since I know first-hand the struggles a woman faces specifically within the business world.   But it…

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Mindfulness Workshop For Kids: PA Day on April 27

Mindfulness has been proven to improve attention, emotional regulation, reduce feelings of anxiety and stress and helps to develop compassion for yourself and others. Children are naturally mindful. This day-long workshop will help your child further develop their mindfulness skills by learning the foundations of mindfulness through mindfulness movement, breathing and journaling. (sorry, parents – this is only for the kids!). We’re hosting a day-long mindfulness workshop for kids ages 8-12 on April 27, 2018 (a school PA Day!). It’ll be a…

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ADHD for Educators: Strategies for the Classroom

The latest ADHD research tells us that every classroom will include 1-3 children with ADHD. Struggles in the classroom are real for students of ADHD and their teachers/Support staff. Join us as we provide evidence-based solutions to help your ADHD students stay on task, complete work in class and learn how to manage disruptive classroom behaviours. Who: Teachers, ECE, EA’s – calling all those that support children in the classroom Price: $30 pp – space limited to 10 people When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 6:30-7:30pm Where:…

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True Love

True Love What day is today? …February 13th – What? How could it be the eve of Valentine’s Day and I have not baked one cupcake, not a cookie or even a muffin. Oh, how I love and loathe Valentines Day. Truth be told, I am a hopeless romantic. However, I have slipped this year in baking cute and fun little treats for my boys to take to school. I always have great intentions – Pinterest the ideas, confirm the…

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All in a “Good” Night’s Sleep: 3 ways to get some sleep sanity with your kids

All in a “Good” Night’s Sleep: 3 ways to get some sleep sanity with your kids When my two boys were infants and toddlers, they did what almost every parent longs for: they slept through the night. They had morning naps, afternoon naps and were in bed, asleep by 7:30 p.m.! They were sleeping champs. I’m pretty sure I smugly raved about it to my sleep-deprived parent friends, too. Now? I am lucky if they sleep a full night. This…

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The 4-1-1 on the Ontario Autism Program Framework

The 4-1-1 on the Ontario Autism Program Framework Have you heard? There is a new Ontario Autism Program in town. There has been a TON of chatter since June 2017 regarding the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) and not a great deal of “meaty” information released to families who have a child diagnosed with Autism. You know the kind I am talking about, the information that is going to help you plan for your child’s future, and help you determine whether…

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3 Tips for Keeping Your Sh#$ Together over the holidays

Need some support for keeping you sh#$ together over the holidays? Rather than simply reaching for the bottle of Bailey’s (no judging!), we thought we’d offer up some tips when keeping your holiday-sh#S together. Alter your Holiday Expectations We all want the picture-perfect Christmas. Our family sitting in front of the cozy fire in our matching Christmas Pajamas and drinking hot chocolate while we read our favourite Christmas story. That is lovely until your youngest child hates wearing P.J’s and…

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A Day in the Life: Our Autism Program

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to spend a day at the JDN Center for Children?  Today, we’re highlighting a typical day of ABA Therapy for Autism. We have a schedule that we follow, which is similar to school or a daycare setting. A Day in the Life: Our Autism Program The therapist meets the child at the door. They take off their coat and bag, put their lunch kit away and put on their indoor shoes. It’s time to…

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