For loving parents, the loss of a child is punishment enough

Image credit. Should parents be allowed to opt out of modern medicine? Earlier this week, a Lethbridge, Alberta jury found David and Collet Stephan guilty of “failing to provide the necessaries of life” for doing just that. Their one-and-a-half-year-old son, Ezekiel, died of bacterial meningitis in 2012 after his parents treated him with home remedies and … [Read more…]

Highlight on TIFF digiPlaySpace ’16

It’s becoming a spring tradition, and one my family looks forward to every year. The TIFF digiPlaySpace is an interactive, digital exhibit just for kids. Imagine a huge room with the most fun, educational, state-of-the art video games. Except one massive wall is made up entirely of a vibrant screen and children are jumping up … [Read more…]

The stuff of nightmares

“Be careful!” I called out. “Please don’t do that. You could get hurt.” It was like I’d done so many times before, watching this kid clumsily climb up trees or perched on the highest possible playground surface. Except this time was different. We weren’t at a park or playground and what he was doing didn’t … [Read more…]