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Catch the Next Wave: Frontiers in Neuroscience – For Kids!


Do your kids ever ask you questions that you just can’t answer? Or perhaps questions that you’d like to answer just a little more scientifically? It happens to me all the time. For example, this one: “Why do I have to go to bed?” Sometimes I want to answer, “Because I say so – and because… Read More »


Bunch Guide to Pokemon


Being 42 years old, I have become the answer to Life, The Universe and Everything. And yet, because of my age, until recently, I knew next to nothing about Pokemon. It was the timing of it all. Pokemon first appeared in North America on the Nintendo Game Boy system in 1998. The franchise quickly exploded to… Read More »

One Parent is Too Rigid, Other Parent Lacks Follow Through: Setting Up a Schedule for Video Games


Precious Chong blogs about co-parenting alongside her ex and his new fiancee Wes and I have had a recurring argument over two things. But really it’s just one thing. Well, it is two things, but I’m going to talk about one of them today. It’s over the amount of video games that Jack plays. Yes,… Read More »

News Round-Up July 14: Stop Judging Moms Who Don’t Breastfeed, Send Your Kids to Camp and Enough With the Zombies!


What we’re reading today: 1. If your kid has a lazy eye, it’s best to start treatment when they’re quite young. The 3-year-olds respond better to eye exercises and such better than 13-year-olds. (But the tweens and teens will still see some improvement!) 2. Breast is best and all that, but not for all mothers.… Read More »

News Round-Up February 7


What we’re reading today: Did you see our pal Catherine Connors aka Her Bad Mother on Canada AM this a.m.? She was talking about social media and family. Appropriate, since it’s now Social Media Week and the panel we’re hosting features Catherine and her daughter Emilia talking about just that! Do violent video games boost… Read More »

Postcards from Bunchland: Tuesday, December 14


This Postcard from Bunchland combines a number of our favourite things: Christmas, quirky ornaments, the ’80s, Pac-Man, video games and things that are just a little bit unexpected and wonderful. This Postcard from Bunchland comes from dpstyles via Flickr. Do you have a Postcard from Bunchland? Send us (your online editors and your… Read More »

Videogame Week: Is 4 Too Young For a Wii?


Joshua Ostroff is the music editor for AOL’s and the videogame critic for Exclaim magazine. He’s also an old friend and the father of 13-month-old Emile. As the owner of all three major consoles and a big advocate for interactive culture,  Joshua was certain to challenge my wariness about games and kids, as I… Read More »

Videogame Week: The Question of Videogames


My parents have the Nintendo Wii. My house does not. Nor do I have an Xbox 360 or a PS3. This slide into a videogame-less existence did not happen intentionally. Up until the last console generation I was a fairly faithful gamer; not diehard, but I made it a point to buy the latest PS-whatever,… Read More »


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