OnPoint Parenting
Parenting is filled with joys and challenges - and so is being a kid! This podcast explores the key issues that students are facing today. You’ll hear questions from parents, valuable insights from experts, and perspectives from students. We want you to leave with fresh insight and strategies for overcoming parenting challenges as well as tools to have important conversations with your child.

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On this episode, Chantelle has a conversation with Amanda Lamb from Pine River Institute in follow up to parent webinars that were presented this spring. Together, they go deeper into the topic of screen time and parenting. You will also hear from our…

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Listening to this mini episode provides an opportunity to acknowledge the everyday mental health practices you and your family are already doing. These small actions have a great impact. We invite you to listen to this mini episode with your child or…

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On this episode Chantelle has a conversation with OneChild Founder and President Cheryl Perera discussing the important topic of human trafficking in Ontario. Together they discuss ways to build parent and caregiver awareness of this local issue as…

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On this episode, Chantelle and Lisa explore eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors. You will hear from students about the challenges they are facing when it comes to  body image and diet culture, as well as the impact of social media. As…

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In this episode SMCDSB School Counsellor Mary Katherine Charters and Chantelle Quesnelle explore common questions and worries youth may have about accessing mental health services and the ways that parents and caregivers can support their child or…

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In this episode Dr. Jen and host Chantelle Quesnelle explore what parents and caregivers can keep in mind when deciding to step in or step back when their child is facing a challenge. They explore what we can do as adults if we are feeling anxious…

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On this Episode, School Counsellor Lisa Hickling Miller and host Chantelle Quesnelle explore some of the stressors that students and families are facing as we head into the 2021 holiday season. You will hear some important insights from students…

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On this Episode Dr. Gyles and Chantelle Quesnelle explore the world of academic pressures. They discuss the impact these pressures have on students as well as parents and how to know when the pressures may be turning into anxiety.

This episode also…

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Talking about race, racism, equity and activism looks very different across households.

In this episode Tracey and Chantelle explore ways to have conversations about these important issues with our children and teens. Together they explore the…

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Communication between home and school is very important! In this episode, Chantelle Quesnelle and Dr. Susan Graham-Clay discuss what the research tells us about home-school communication and why it is so important.

You will hear some helpful ways to…

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