The importance of baby-father relationships

As we celebrate Father’s Day this weekend, many of us reflect on our relationships with our fathers and father figures. For many years, it was long assumed that the mother-child relationship was the most important one in a child’s development, but … Read the rest

Mothers and Baby Brain Development


This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a time to celebrate mothers and mother figures in your life. In all that our mothers give us, did you know a mother’s love is actually responsible for a lot of brain development?

Studies have indicated that … Read the rest

The Impact of Abuse on a Child’s Brain



This coming Saturday, is World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse, a global awareness initiative to bring attention to child abuse and how to prevent it.

Child abuse is sadly still a very prevalent problem, and the effects … Read the rest

Upcoming events: Where to catch Kim and Theo over the next while



If you are eagerly awaiting your next opportunity to hear Kim Barthel and Theo Fleury speak, here’s a list of upcoming events where you can catch them solo or together:

Kim Barthel: 

  • Nelson, BC: Supporting parents, supporting kids.
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How a Mother’s Love Changes Our Brains



This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a time to celebrate all the moms in your life. And you may or may not know it, but a mother’s love is actually responsible for a lot of brain development, studies show.

Studies … Read the rest

Using CWAR as a professional resource and tool



Since the release of ‘Conversations with a Rattlesnake’ in 2014, we’ve been blessed to receive many testimonials from mental health professionals, social workers, teachers and many others, who have found a way to incorporate the book into their work. … Read the rest