Category Archives: Parenting

A hard lesson: the digital classroom can really fail

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This article first appeared in The Globe and Mail in May 2018.

Our kids face real dangers – cartwheels and pizza aren’t among them

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This article first appeared in The Globe and Mail in September 2017.

More Phys Ed in Schools!

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This article first appeared in The Globe and Mail in September 2017.

Kids in public transit – who could object to that?

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This article first appeared in The Globe and Mail in September 2017.

Why I don’t shield my kids from the news

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This article first appeared in Today's Parent in September 2017.

Lunchtime lunacy

With nearly 100 kids per lunchroom supervisor, in a windowless basement, it's no wonder kids are not feeling the "wellness" the TDSB so hopes for
This article first appeared in The Globe and Mail in November 2016.

Report cards are failing parents and their kids

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This article first appeared in Globe and Mail in June 2016.

Has Old-fashioned fun been trumped by fears of injury and liability?

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This essay was first heard in CBC - Crosscountry Checkup in January 2016.

Shelf the Elf!

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This article first appeared in Globe and Mail in December 2015.

Banning cartwheels: what’s the point of recess with no fun?

“Nobody has ever hurt themselves,” says one of the prime offenders, a Grade 5 student who rock-climbs in her free time. “I was like, what the heck?!”
This article first appeared in Globe and Mail in October 2015.