Entries by Richard M

Why You Can’t Get Your Teen Out of Bed in the Morning

Parents of teens know the struggle of early school mornings. It’s difficult if not impossible to wake a sleeping teenager — and although it can be a frustrating process, it’s entirely normal. In the teen years, adolescents go through physical and social changes that shift how they sleep. These changes can present challenges for parents […]

Family Mental Health and Addiction Summit – April 30, 2017

Parents – Learn how to talk to your kids about mental health and addiction. Youth – Learn how to talk to your parent about stress, anxiety, suicide, bullying, addiction, gender and sexuality. Host by: Lisa MacLeod, MPP Sunday, April 30, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Longfields Davidson Heights Secondary School 149 Berrigan Drive, Kanata ON  […]

PLEO Kanata Parent Support Group Launch April 11, 2017

In collaboration with the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario (PLEO) is proud to announce the launch of a new monthly support group for parents and caregivers of children, youth and young adults (up to age 24), who are dealing with mental health and/or addictions challenges. We the Parents invite all […]

Reminder: Tonight (March 21, 2017)

Please attend if you can make it. They are looking into doing Facebook Live. Details to follow. Teens and Addiction by Ottawa Parents of Teens Riverside South Event Address : Rideauview Community Centre – 4310 Shoreline Drive Gloucester, Ontario K1V1N4 Speakers: Sean O’Leary   15min Mike Beauchesne.  Dave Smith Centre/Rideauwood 15min Natalie Markoff   PLEO 15min […]

Next Meeting March 9, 2017

I would like to thank all the many, many people whom have reached out in the last two and a half weeks. The outpouring of encouragement, grief, sadness, fear and recovery was beyond anything I could’ve ever imagined. It has been life altering for me. At first I was just a Dad who was scared […]