When your kids are nothing like you – Election Edition

Nothing more accurately demonstrates how different I am from my son than a Federal election. While I definitely float on the left side of the pool, he is far more conservative than I. I would suggest that he floats on the far right side of the pool, but that would infuriate him and he would … Continue reading When your kids are nothing like you – Election Edition

Are you subconsciously trying to make your kids straight?

Are you? I started the process of switching my 11 year old son over from his pediatrician to the family doctor. Yesterday we attended his first appointment with the Nurse Practitioner and as she chatted with him she asks a few casual questions to loosen him up. “What grade are you in? Where do you … Continue reading Are you subconsciously trying to make your kids straight?

The Fading Canadian Persona: Can it be saved?

Remember Canada the good? The peacekeepers? The leaders in health care and education? The nation who accept immigrants, because all but our First Nations people ARE immigrants? We aren’t those people anymore. It’s true. We aren’t. We’ve been riding the coattails of our former reputation for some time and less and less people are buying it. Including us

Parents: 5 steps to a friendly(er) divorce

Divorce is a slippery slope. Now there are such things as "friendly divorces", but we all know  3 people who have successfully pulled this off and  50 more, who have not. Inevitably the tension between divorcing partners spills into the environment and can create anxiety and and guilt in their children . Me ask them … Continue reading Parents: 5 steps to a friendly(er) divorce