Voting With Your Dollars: How large chain store stores have missed the mark and failed to nurture opportunity.

  Yesterday I went into my local Shoppers Drug Mart. I shop there a lot. At least I did.  While it’s fairly obvious that a large percentage of consumers do not love the move to automation (there are entire social media campaigns about this!) the response to customer feedback has been mixed, to say the … Continue reading Voting With Your Dollars: How large chain store stores have missed the mark and failed to nurture opportunity.

The Autism Divide in Ontario

Whether or not you know and love someone with Autism in Ontario, you’ve probably heard more about Autism lately than ever before. Recent cuts to the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) have brought widespread protest, condemnation and sheer outrage from parents, therapists, educators and families. The OAP has had many failures to launch and been fraught … Continue reading The Autism Divide in Ontario

5 things I learned about fostering communication in children with exceptionalities…

1) Be vigilante about positive reinforcement vs negative   reinforcement      So often we focus on the treats  and stickers and checkmarks our children earn while working towards a new goal as the source of positive reinforcement. For some parents this even creates another conflict because they feel they are being forced into a “bribe” … Continue reading 5 things I learned about fostering communication in children with exceptionalities…

Summer Parenting : How will you grade yourself?

Point-aux-Roches / Stoney Point, Ontario I may as well be upfront about something right from the start. My kids ate a lot of hot dogs this summer. They have mostly spent their weekdays home alone while I work Monday through Friday. I have run home each day at lunch to check in make sure they … Continue reading Summer Parenting : How will you grade yourself?