Elementary Snapshots


The Snapshot is a monthly newsletter focusing on topics connected to mental health & social emotional learning. The goal is to create a shared learning opportunity for schools and families.


Elementary Snapshots

Building Healthy Habits

March 2022 ~ Parents have significant potential to influence their children's behavior. This includes eating habits, physical activity and mental wellbeing. Parents outrank sports celebrities as the person their child... Read more

Bullying Prevention and Intervention

February 2022 ~ Unfortunately peer bullying is a still an issue for today’s children and one that often requires adult intervention. Young children have no special protection and must rely... Read more

Parenting in the Digital Age

January 2022 ~ Children today are going online at younger ages – which means that parents are getting involved in their digital lives much sooner than they used to. Although... Read more

Preparing for School

September 2021 ~The transition back to school will be a big change as schools move to larger cohorts and more routine, in addition to once again facing a September of... Read more

Hello Summer!

June 2021~ The school year is almost over. Take a  breath, close your eyes and relax. You did it! You got through this challenging year and you and your family... Read more

Helping Children Cope with Grief

April 2021 ~ Children will experience many different losses as they grow up. A friend moves away. A pet dies. A relationship ends and divorce changes the family. Since the... Read more

Children and Anxiety

March 2021 ~ Anxiety is one of the most common mental health concerns for children and adults, affecting upwards of 20% of children and adolescents over their lifespan.  Anxious youth... Read more

Screen Time

February 2021 ~ The advances in technology mean today's parents are the first generation who have to figure out how to limit screen time for children. With screens virtually everywhere,... Read more

The Science of Kindness

January 2021 ~ The good news is that kindness is learned; and just like any other behavior, it can be taught through repetition. The most dominant way children learn new... Read more

Helping Your Child Manage Emotions

December 2020 ~ Kids experience complex feelings just like adults. They get frustrated, excited, sad, jealous, worried and angry. However, young kids usually don’t have the maturity or skills to... Read more

Fostering Social and Emotional Skills at Home

November 2020 ~Social-emotional skills are the strategies one has for managing strong emotions, navigating relationships, working effectively with others, solving difficult problems, and making responsible decisions. When these skills are... Read more

Hold On to Your Kids

October 2020 ~ COVID19 has permeated every part of our lives and for many made parenting even more complicated. It has also had the potential to impact the secure attachment... Read more

Welcome Back!

September 2020 This summer provided a brief period to catch our breath, and as we enter September return-to-school plans across BC are in motion. All School Districts and schools have been... Read more

Student Health and Safety

November 2019 ~ Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction. It can be life-threatening.  Food is the most common cause of anaphylaxis, but insect stings, medicine, latex, or exercise can also cause... Read more

Social Emotional Learning

February 2019 ~ People are paying more attention to the importance of social emotional learning (SEL) and realizing that these skills matter. The goal of teaching social and emotional skills... Read more