Starr Cunningham

Self-care starts with you

Teach good habits and help your kids help themselves By Starr Cunningham Self-care starts with you but it doesn’t end there. Especially if you’re a parent. Our children need me-time too, and the sooner we can teach them to take care of their mind and body, the happier and healthier we’ll all be.  Developing a […]

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Supporting family mental health after a tragedy

Learn to help your kids grieve and process the unthinkable By Jill Chappell As if parenting during a pandemic wasn’t already challenging enough, the emotional toll of the mass shooting in Nova Scotia has placed an even greater responsibility on parents to manage their family’s mental health. “When something happens that threatens us, it changes […]

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Online Exclusive: Maintaining good mental health

Pandemic tips from the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia By Starr Cunningham At the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia, we work each day to change the way people think about mental illness and addiction. These days, we’re also working to change the way we think about how we work, and how we care […]

How mental illness made me a better parent

Making sure she fills her own cup first has made Jill Chappell gentler, kinder, and a healthy role model for her kids By Jill Chappell The term mental illness conjures up all types of images, but I doubt any of those pictures equate to the cover model of Today’s Parent. It’s yet another example of […]

Mindful March-break travel tips

Flexibility and relaxation key to keeping March break healthy and stress-free By Starr Cunningham “What are we doing for March break?” It’s a question countless children ask their parents each year and even more parents ask themselves. Yes, March break is fun, but it can also be stressful. Throughout the years, my children have done […]

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