I am not someone who supports the idea of technological advancements costing actual living people jobs. I think it’s rather shitty, as do a lot of people, and with the way things are going, I imagine we will see even more jobs lost to automation in the near future. The one and only exception I … More Struggling to keep your floors clean? Read this
I’m not exactly sure if the term ‘life timeline’ is the best way to encapsulate what I’m referring to, but hear me out. I haven’t heard another term for it as of yet, so we will tentatively stick with ‘life timeline’ for now. When I say life timeline, I’m making reference to how one’s life … More Stop comparing your life timeline to others
Not too long ago, I was chatting with a sister-in-law about the concept of parenting, and how it varies from family to family. Parenting in itself is universal in the sense that it aims to successfully raise children, but there are a variety of ways to do it, some more aggressive and disciplined than others. … More Stop giving unsolicited parenting advice
I think it would be safe to say that within the past five years or so, we have all heard someone make a comment about up-and-coming generations and the concerns and worries affiliated with them. And, if I had to guess, whenever we have heard these types of comments, we casually and mindlessly agree without … More Concern for future generations
I recently took on a new tutoring client. The client in question is 10 years of age, and, actually, they just turned 10 a couple of weeks ago. When this client’s mom first reached out to me inquiring about tutoring their child, I’ll admit I was a little hesitant to take on a student so … More Talking to children: a how-to guide
Maintaining healthy, balanced friendships is a relatively tricky concept. If you disagree with me, consider yourself quite fortunate; for a majority of us, though, keeping up friendships isn’t always a walk in the park. Friendships, like relationships, require effort, time, commitment and sacrifice, and at times, staying on par with multiple friendships and friend groups … More The reality of friendships when you’re a young adult
Confidence is a skill of incredible importance, though is one, I would argue, not a lot of us possess. We likely all can think of someone we know who is a strong example of what confidence entails, but using the skill to benefit ourselves can be challenging, and a lot of us wrongly associate confidence … More Wondering how to raise your kids to be confident? Read this
A few nights ago, my sister and I engaged in a little experiment. We were chatting about how relatively anything is available via a simple Google search nowadays, and I wondered whether or not something inappropriate would appear if I attempted to search for it through my phones internet application. Sure enough, a quick search … More The dangers of internet accessibility
In conversation with my mom, dad and sister the other day, I had a bit of an epiphany, if you will. We were discussing the ways in which children are being raised these days, and the fact that kids aren’t being taught to appreciate and care for things because they’ve been conditioned to expect new … More Are we encouraging wasteful attitudes?
I’m a tremendous fan of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Andy Samberg has always been one of my favourite actors in Hollywood, and he does not disappoint in his role as Jake in the show, a hilarious and sometimes clueless detective in New York City in the 99th precinct. And, aside from being ridiculously funny, Samberg and the … More Brooklyn Nine-Nine: so much more than a comedy
For many of us young adults, our parents are becoming older. Perhaps they’re nearing their fifties or sixties, or maybe they’re older still. Regardless of their exact age, for many of my friends close to my own age, our parents are ageing, and this natural occurrence can cause us a bit of distress once we … More Here’s how to spend more time with your parents
An article published via Eurekalert discusses a study conducted by Jama Pediatrics in an attempt to understand how common eating disorders are amongst children. Upon initial thought, most of us likely assume that eating disorders and children and two things that are not intended to be affiliated with each other. The Jama Pediatrics study, however, … More How prevalent are eating disorders amongst youth?
In case you haven’t seen any news over the past, say, five years or so, let me begin by stating that the state of our world is complete shit. Yes, complete shit. I said it. Whether you’re arguing this from an environmental perspective, a social perspective, a human rights perspective, an economic perspective, whatever perspective … More A sad societal state
After having a conversation with a good friend of mine the other evening, I came to the realization that motherhood, specifically for new or first-time moms, is not discussed nearly enough in contemporary society. Postpartum depression, frustration, loneliness and isolation are things that can impact a woman shortly after she gives birth, yet no one … More Why is no one talking about motherhood?
An article by Erica Alini for Global News states that a poll recently quizzed one thousand Canadians across the country regarding just how much money goes towards their children’s extracurricular activities. The survey unveiled that “…55 per cent of families feel stretched thin because of after-school programs,” and further, “almost a third (32 per cent) … More How much do parents spend on extracurricular activities for their kids?