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Why Parents Need to Talk to Their Kids About Porn

By |2017-12-13T07:02:32+00:00January 16th, 2017|

As a psychiatrist specializing in teens and young adults, I bear witness to an alarming and insidious toxin that has increased in potency over the 15 years of my practice: online pornography. Though often dismissed as harmless, pornography has had a devastating impact on the well-being of many of my patients, and it can affect [...]

Anxiety and the Importance of Play

By |2017-11-20T00:47:11+00:00January 16th, 2017|

First off, please tell us a little bit about you - your background, your family, your personal mission and what led you to it. My personal mission is to spread the message that a balanced lifestyle with enough play, social connection, and downtime is vital for human health. My work as a psychiatrist and research [...]

Superficial and Sexual Stereotypes

By |2017-11-20T01:13:21+00:00November 1st, 2016|

Sex and gender are clearly common topics for societal issues. Unfortunately, it is not always a positive conversation. Signs of a hypersexual, gender-stereotyped culture clearly pop out with a quick scan of recent news headlines. We see gender insults in the current presidential campaign, deep concern about the presence of rape culture on college campuses, [...]

Online Pornography And Sexual Imagery Hurts Young Minds

By |2017-08-08T07:04:35+00:00October 13th, 2016|

Just a few weeks earlier, Jesse was excited to start grade five and share with his friends all the good stories he had from summer camp and playing baseball. But this past week, Jesse's father noticed his son's behaviour was changing quite dramatically. Usually eager to share what he was learning in math and science, [...]

3 Science-Based Strategies For A Successful School Year

By |2017-08-08T07:04:36+00:00September 8th, 2016|

With the official end of summer and start of school, come changes to routines, new schedules, and certain adjustments. This sudden change of pace for families can sometimes leave parents feeling like they are performing a difficult juggling act! While some children will be excited to see all their friends together again, others may groan [...]

An Evidence-Based Approach Can Put An End To Bullying

By |2017-08-08T07:04:36+00:00March 1st, 2016|

The Roman playwright Terence once said, "I am human, and nothing of that which is human is alien to me." If everyone shared and behaved according to this empathetic belief, bullying certainly wouldn't be as prevalent as it is. With 14 per cent of U.S. students (PDF) reporting being bullied and five per cent bullying [...]

How the Wealthy are Disadvantaged

By |2017-11-26T15:59:14+00:00December 9th, 2015|

Some things only money can buy -- better access to education, health care, and security, not to mention iPhones, BMWs and exotic vacations. However there is one vitally important thing that money cannot buy. There is mounting science of how the wealthy are disadvantaged in one area that may mean more to them than anything [...]

We Need to Get Our Kids Outside

By |2017-08-08T07:04:36+00:00September 22nd, 2015|

Summer, where did you go? It seems like I blinked and all of a sudden your alarm clock free mornings, warm beach days, and carefree weekends were instantly gone. Now, it's the third week of the back-to-school rush and my kids and I miss you more than ever. From climbing trees to slouching over desks [...]

Law Does NOT Treat ADHD but Medical Intervention Does

By |2017-08-08T07:04:37+00:00September 4th, 2015|

Deputy Kevin Sumner, working as a school resource officer at Latonia Elementary School in Covington, has been sued by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for allegedly handcuffing an 8-year-old boy with ADHD, by his biceps at the back, because the wrists were too small, as a part of punishment given for not complying with orders. ACLU’s Disability [...]

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