When Parenting Gets Tough: How To Support Your Kids When They're Struggling
We all know parenting can be difficult. But when your child is struggling, emotionally or mentally, "difficult" doesn't begin to describe it. Feeling unable to help them is nothing short of devastating. So what can you do when none of your regular tools seem to be working? In this episode, Mary (mom of 3) and Dr. Ashley Miller (BC Children's Child Psychiatrist) discuss specific strategies you can start using right away to support your child and help them thrive.
Mary (shown above) is an amazing mom of three. Her family over the years have experienced mental health challenges first-hand, sharing her knowledge in what has helped her own family. Professionally, Mary spent the last 9 years with FamilySmart, providing peer support, assisting with mental health system navigation, and connecting BC families with resources mental health and substance use.
Dr. Ashley Miller (shown above) is a child psychiatrist and family therapist at BC Children's Hospital. As part of her work, Dr. Miller runs support groups for teens with depression, and caregiver groups for families. She is a passionate advocate for family and caregiver involvement in the mental health treatment of children and youth.
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