Do not miss this wonderful installation-The personal journeys of new Canadians done through visual narratives are on display at the Aga Khan Museum-students of Greenwood and Marc Garneau schools.
Source: Immigrant teens and the meaning of home: Timson | Toronto Star
A cautionary tale for the modern parent.
Source: Why I Decided to Stop Writing About My Children
Remember- the kids are not immune from the attitudes that have hardened in this election. Talking to them about the positive things they can do gives them back some sense of power.
Source: SPLC survey: Presidential campaign leading to widespread fear, bullying in schools | Southern Poverty Law Center
Watch this compelling doc about kids in the projects living across the street from an exclusive Manhattan private school and how they view life and each other.
Source: Kids and Class Collide in NYC’s Gentrifying Chelsea
When children understand what’s happening in the brain, it can be the first step to having the power to make choices and build their emotional intelligence.
Source: How to Teach Kids About the Brain: Laying Strong Foundations for Emotional Intelligence (by Dr Hazel Harrison) – Hey Sigmund – Karen Young
Some teachers worry the heated rhetoric is causing stress, especially among immigrant and minority students. Others are trying to channel the political interest into learning opportunities.
Source: What Are Kids Learning From This Presidential Election? : NPR Ed : NPR
Sadly this looks like a battle over children in the making. When one parent files for custody offering the other visitation the positions are already hardened. It would be a strong statement to the world of separating parents for such a visible couple to stand by their kids, not against one another.
Source: Brad Pitt Confirms Split From Angelina Jolie | Vanity Fair
Adult children are affected by the divorce of their parents. All the more reason to choose mediation or collaboration no matter what age or stage of life.
Source: Never Too Old to Hurt From Parents’ Divorce – The New York Times
A fascinating article and graph of grand parenthood in Canada. The grandparent population is growing and there are fewer grandchildren. Win win for both sides!
Source: A Snapshot of Grandparents in Canada – The Vanier Institute of the Family
Here are some good tips for recently separated parents to help them get their kids back into the school routine.
Source: Sending Your Kids Back To School When You’re Divorced | Erin Silver