IN THE NEWS: Parental Guilt and Back-to-School

  “Back to school” means something very different this year… It’s time to send the kids back to school…or not. Parents are facing a tough choice in this first September …

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ESSAY – I Wish it Were 1978 Just For One Day

  Before digital tech, notifications came by phone or snail mail There was a time when the day ended. Those times themselves ended with the advent of digital technology and …

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IN THE NEWS: Parenting Guilt During COVID-19

Parenting During COVID-19 These are challenging times, particularly for parents. COVID-19 has shaken up every aspect of our lives. Let’s face it: most of us are stressed, trying to work …

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SOCIETY: Kids, Screen Time and Safety in a Post-Coronavirus World

Coronavirus, Kids, Screen Time and Mental Health The Kids Are Alright…Aren’t They? One has to wonder. In the age of Coronavirus, sheltering-in-place and increased screen time, children have lots of …

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CONTROVERSY: Help! My Teen Wants to Wear a Sexy Halloween Costume!

Your teen wants to wear a risqué  halloween costume. What do you do? It’s that time of the year. Trick-or-treating and costume parties are in the air. Your tween/teen is …

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NPR INTERVIEW: White Skin, Black Emojis

Does Emoji Representation Matter? How much do emojis really matter? Depends who you ask, I guess. If you ask a tween or teen, it’s probably safe to say that the …

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IN THE NEWS: The Challenges and Benefits of Later-Age Parenting

The Challenges and Benefits of Later-Age Parenting What’s it like to be an “older”mom, and what is “older” anyway? This was the question that I was asked on CTV’s Your …

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SOCIETY: Dining Out With the Kids Again? You’re Not Alone

  One of the first and perhaps most relatable posts on this blog has been “How to Dine Out With Kids.” It’s one of those perennial favourites that parents search for …

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