Getting to know Indigenous people of Canada

There are many educational websites that provide information about Indigenous people.  There are also many websites that, unfortunately, perpetuate false information, stereotypes, and cultural appropriation. As it is with all web-based searching, one must be cognizant of the author and their biases.  Here are some examples of websites you may want to explore: Indigenous Justice…

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6 Things You Can Do to Guard Your Kids From Sexual Abuse

Every child, everywhere, is at risk of sexual abuse. Although we all want to protect our kids from sex crimes, subconsciously we believe that they are not at a large risk of sexual abuse because “those crimes happen to other children.” Yet the statistics about child sexual abuse are terribly alarming. 10 percent of all children (one…

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The silent tragedy affecting today’s children

There is a silent tragedy developing right now, in our homes, and it concerns our most precious jewels – our children. Through my work with hundreds of children and families as an occupational therapist, I have witnessed this tragedy unfolding right in front of my eyes. Our children are in a devastating emotional state! Talk to teachers…

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The most valuable things in your child’s life aren’t things!

What do children really need? What is our perception of our kids’ needs? Are we providing them with what they truly need?  These questions have crossed my mind as I spend hours observing children at the beach. You see children basically dragging themselves to the beach carrying their tablets and iPads while their parents are…

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