Less Mum and Dad

Less Mum and Dad

Maybe we’re not as good at parenting as we think. A new British study suggests that adults are lousy judges of their children’s health – a tiny fraction recognized clinical obesity in their youngsters, while fully 31 per cent underestimated their kids’ weight....
Where in the World is Absence?

Where in the World is Absence?

Another bold call for action What are the unintended consequences of a wired world?  In The End of Absence, author Michael Harris (Governor General Award winner) addresses the unintended consequences of a wired world and our relationship with the Internet as we turn...
Distressed Teens

Distressed Teens

A large-scale study has been tracking teens in Ontario for the last 20 years. One-third of students in the recent survey were found to have moderate to severe symptoms of psychological distress. The higher up the grades the worse the situation. “We are creating...
New Territory

New Territory

We are in new territory. Computers, tablets and smartphones are here to stay. Considering all of the conflicting advice, will your teen turn out to be an internet-enhanced genius or a smartphone-addled addict? Or will such a distinction soon not exist anymore? David...