Children, Youth, and Poverty

Children around the world are growing up in poverty and this has only gotten worse during the pandemic. We sentimentalize childhood, but practically speaking, we do not provide children with the tangible support they need. A study completed in September 2020 by the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) showed that there has been a…

Television

Television ownership is on the decline. I grew up in a small Quebec town with poor television reception, in an era where, to get good reception, you needed a television aerial on your roof. It turns out that aerials were such a passing fad that none of my patients know what these are. In fact,…

How to Have a Great Vacation at Home

Something that has surprised me in my recent meetings with families is that there are many people who are not used to spending their vacations close to home. This was evident with the number of requests I had to discuss developing “staycation plans” in family meetings with me. Since I am presently on vacation myself,…