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
“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?!”
When freelance producer Naomi Buck moved her two young children from Germany to her native Canada, she was struck by how cultural differences impacted her children's experiences on the playground - and beyond. She explores those differences in this week's documentary, "Sometimes there are monsters under your bed".
This essay was first heard in CBC in September 2015.
There's no small irony in the fact that, while we love them to death, we're depriving our children of one of the richest aspects of our own childhoods: freedom.
This article first appeared in Cottage Life in July 2015.
Canadian schools are installing WiFi to give kids a competitive edge. Health authorities elsewhere recommend the opposite
In all the chatter around the Rob Ford story, there’s been a lot of parental soul-searching about how to explain the situation to kids. Radio shows have hosted call-ins, parenting blogs have pontificated, child psychologists have been consulted. Parents seem traumatised by their kids’ questions: Is he a bad guy? What’s crack cocaine? My kids, […]
This article first appeared in February 2014.
Has our anti-nut policy exacerbated the problem?