Ray of Hope

Ray of Hope

Dedicated to my brother Roy Norma Nicholson, with Cheryl Antao-Xavier   Ten years old and my hunger burned For food and love denied. A small glass of watery powder milk And two ounces of cheese Nourishment received not at home But in school.   Food withheld...
Factors Affecting Drug Action

Factors Affecting Drug Action

No two people are alike, and no drug will affect every human body in exactly the same way Some of the factors affecting drug action are: Age Size Sex Genetic inheritance Physical/emotional condition   Age Standard dosages are based on the amount of a drug that...
10 PROACTIVE WAYS TO PUT YOUR TEEN ON TRACK TO SUCCESS

10 PROACTIVE WAYS TO PUT YOUR TEEN ON TRACK TO SUCCESS

Put your teen on track to success with these proactive tips! Teens of today are very bright, intelligent & smart. So what is your plan for your teens to help them move into their future successfully? Have you heard teenagers of today present many challenges within...
Minority Children in the CAS

Minority Children in the CAS

Did you read the reports in the Toronto Star during mid December 2014? There are far more minority children in the care of the CAS than any other group. Now why is this happening… a great GAP exists due to divers cultural factors. Many of these have already been...
Helping your teens’ success

Helping your teens’ success

As a parent or guardian, do you hesitate to have difficult conversations with your teens? Is it because you are not sure what to say to have them participate in the discussion? Here are some tips that will help you to have respectful and balanced discussions with...
Back to school: help teens decrease teachers’ conflicts

Back to school: help teens decrease teachers’ conflicts

Back to school season is one of great anticipation mixed with nervous excitement. An opportunity for new beginnings with the teacher in the classroom. I am sure that you have come across an adolescent who said “I do not like my teacher or I do not want to go to...
Six Tips: Managing Challenging Behaviours in the Classroom

Six Tips: Managing Challenging Behaviours in the Classroom

Challenging behaviours is any behaviour that:  Interferes with the child’s cognitive, social and emotional development.  Is harmful to a child, his peers or adults.  Puts a child at high risk for later social problems or school failure. (Chandler and Dalquist,...