Bridging a divide

For better or worse: how technology has changed families lives

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How to handle the incredible influence of technology on our lives - and those of our children - is an ongoing concern for most parents. The magnetic pull of computers, ipods, ipads, cell phones and video games is unparalleled. In this podcast, I've asked tech guru Marc Saltzman to help us wade through these unchartered waters.

Sara Dimerman in conversation with Marc Saltzman. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:
  • How technology has evolved over the past decade
  • Gadgets and gizmos that are particularly appealing to children? teens? adults?
  • Whether males or females are more drawn to technology than the other gender
  • Why there is such a fascination with technology today
  • How technology has enhanced our lives and how it has made them more difficult
  • Whether or not there is a correlation between violent video games and aggressive behaviour
  • How and why parents should set limits on children and technology
  • Where technology is headed

Raising kids in an interfaith family

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There are a few times during the year that different religious holidays overlap. For example Passover sometimes overlaps with Easter or Christmas with Channukah. One of the benefits of being a child of an interfaith couple is that there may be no debate about which grandparent's house to visit for a religious holiday. However, being the child of parents who have each been raised in homes with different religious beliefs may raise some other concerns...

Looking for something really interesting to do on Sunday April 21st or April 28th?

Enjoy a gourmet dinner and the company of other guests and a distinguished speaker.

Click here for more information about Table Talk 2013.

I'd like to take this opportunity to share a special message from Betty Cornelius of Cangrands.

"Did you know approximately 75,000 grandchildren are being raised by Kin in Canada? CANGRANDS is a not-for-profit organization devoted to providing kinship support for caregiver families across Canada. Most of these children are being raised by a grandmother or aunt who is retired with very low income. There is very little in the way of support for these special needs (many are FASD) children, many of which have suffered neglect and abuse. There is even less support for the Kin caregivers.

This list can help as CANGRANDS can get a rebate which will help sponsor a child to attend our 12th annual kinship camp. You can help by sending in your original receipts from Canadian Tire,including gas bars,Shoppers drug mart,Future Shop and Petro Canada. We can accept receipts as far back as July 2011."
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Until next time…

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