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Montreal Gazette columnist warns against over-protecting our kids

WATCH: Beaconsfield snow fort fight

MONTREAL — Earlier this week, Global News covered the story about a fight over a snow fort in Beaconsfield that got many talking about our modern-day urge to over-protect our kids. 328 more words


How do I talk to my teenager?

Communicating with a teenager can be like banging your head against a brick wall. The parent/teen rivalry has not changed from when I was a teen, but accepting that being a teenager today is different from years ago and so too is the way we communicate. 489 more words


Some thoughts on well-being for adolescents

Tonight I was lucky enough to have an opportunity to hear adolescent psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg speak. (What made the evening even more special is that I shared the experience with my daughter.) 416 more words

Learning without a licence

It never ceases to amaze me how when confronted with challenging issues we tend to default to our past experiences. Perhaps it’s because hindsight provides 20/20 vision or because it gives us a sense of security to cling to what we know. 935 more words

Contemporary Schooling

CyberSafety - Parent Helpers Needed

There was an interesting article Published in the Courier Mail last week and forwarded to me by Mr Jason Cooper.  The lead sentence stated that: 339 more words


Youth Violence Blamed on Lack of Male Teachers

This one wins “The Long Bow Award” for the most absurd theory in education.

A Decline in the number of male teachers is being blamed for rising youth violence. 275 more words


Should Primary Students Get Homework?

I have dwelled on this very question throughout my career thus far.  At the moment I am ‘for’ homework with the following conditions:

  1. It be no longer than 15 minutes a night…
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