Early Exposure to Media Violence

What you watch, is who you become Not a day goes by without hearing about acts of violence. Cyberbullying, rape, domestic violence, school shootings, gang shootings, mass murders…and we’re not talking about violence in war-torn countries half way around the globe, we’re talking about violence in North America. Recent media reports indicate that over the […]

Open letter to all daycares, preschools, and schools who continue to use wireless radiation.

April 1, 2015 To all principals, staff, school boards, education government, and health officials, In my capacity as a pediatric occupational therapist, biologist, speaker, and author on the subject of the impact of technology on child development and learning, I’m writing to you on behalf of students, teachers, and parents requesting the urgent removal of […]

Moral Truths – Virtual society’s shift from moral truths to immoral acts against children

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was quoted as saying “The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children”. As a pediatric occupational therapist, I am increasingly concerned about a growing disinterest by adults regarding declines in child health and wellness. What we knew to be true and evidenced based practice for raising, […]

Family Fabric – Disconnect from the virtual, reclaim what is real

As a recent guest lecturer in Canada, US, China, India, and Nepal, I’ve witnessed vast disparities in wealth, religion, and culture. Yet my travels to globally based remote villages have also revealed one striking similarity, one unifying value, one central concept that ties all of humanity together. Above all else, human beings cherish their families. […]