Speaking series

Meet Dr. Smita N. Naidoo


Dr. Smita Naidoo is a clinical faculty member at the University of British Columbia, a Doctor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Metro Vancouver (at Foundry Ridge Meadows and Three-Story Clinic) and co-founder of Paperclouds.  Her talks cover a range of topics:

          Cyber dependency and the developing brain and beyond

          Health and wellness in the modern-day workplace


         Routines and regulation: Managing your child ’s technology from screen time to bedtime 

         Anxiety disorders during a pandemic

         The overlap of ADHD and anxiety disorder and behavioral disorders


Co-founded by Dr. Naidoo and Andrea J. Bell, Paperclouds is Canada’s first evidence-based school curriculum dedicated to sleep literacy. This has been a coveted entry point to promote  emotional, physical, and mental well-being in children. Dr. Naidoo and Andrea Bell also co-authored The Quest for Rest: Polly & Pickles, which can be ordered on Amazon and through this website.

Dr. Naidoo is renowned  as an advocate for championing accessible children’s health literacy in an honest and straightforward way. Her special interests include anxiety in adolescents and cyber dependency in the developing brain. 


Her dedication to the next generation of physicians has earned her a Post-Graduate Program Teaching Award at UBC. 

Cyber dependency +

the developing brain and beyond

  • Pediatric guidelines for appropriate screen use

  • How screen time affects the developing brain

  • Identifying and addressing cyber dependency


  • A summary of normal sleep physiology

  • Consequences of poor and insufficient sleep in children & adults

  • Using cognitive behavioural strategies to improve sleep “hygiene”

zzzpower sleep program for kids

The ZzzPower Program for Schools: A Canadian sleep and mental health curriculum

  • Overview of ZzzPower Program

  • How it works

  • How to implement it

  • The results so far

Paperclouds is dedicated to offering expert advice, recommending solutions, and providing fun, practical guides on healthy sleep for happier families.

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