Catherine Vernon-Diamond, Andrea Howick and I discuss the benefits of introducing sex education as part of a mandatory school curriculum:
CTV National News reporter Vanessa Lee stopped by my home yesterday to talk to my daughter and me about James Harrison.
The NFLer returned his sons' participation trophies because he felt they hadn't really earned them; after all, real men don't get trophies for showing up; they have to beat somebody first.
In Ms. Lee's report, my daughter and I share our views. In addition to what was said on camera, here are some additional benefits/philosophies, in my opinion, regarding participation awards:
Home should be a safe place; a place where, regardless of failures through childhood (or adulthood), our sons and daughters can drag their hanging chins through the front door and be welcomed and consoled. The participation trophy is a hug from a coach. Dad's should be allowed to return hugs to the league's head office.
Don't fret! These tips for preparing for the start of the school year begin by emphasizing getting the most out of your summer...especially if you're a parent who has been putting themselves second since the end of June.
This morning, on BT Montreal, Joanne Vrakas and I talk about the endless labels parents assign themselves: Tiger Mom, Helicopter Parent, Free-Range Parent.
The discussion was instigated after the controversy surrounding a pair of "Free Range" parents in Maryland.
For my 7th birthday, my oldest brother bought be a five-dollar X-Wing fighter which looked exactly like Luke Skywalker's. It was about 4 inches across and I was thrilled.
Among the "toys" on my children's list for Santa was an iPad; a Wii U; and a Furby.
Some children learn that Santa says "No" to some toys, others will be enjoying a new tablet, and still others will be given one by Mom and/or Dad.
On my most recent visit to BT Montreal, I talk with Joanne Vrakas about the pro's and con's of giving your kids - and therefore the whole family - expensive tech gifts.
On this BT Montreal segment, Wilder Weir and I discuss whether you spend too much time comparing your child's development to other kids'. When we do, we often lose sight of which comparisons are valid, and also of how happy we were with our child before we looked at another family.
During my July segment on Breakfast Television, I talk with Joanne Vrakas about how to deal with a sticky situation. How do you handle your child's friend when that friend is a baaaad influence.
On my latest BT Montreal segment, I talk with Alex Despatie about homework, and how the amount of arguing and stress - for you and your child - can be reduced with some simple tips: