Entries by Samantha Kemp-Jackson from 01/2012

Great Expectations: Children and the Culture of Entitlement

| Posted 01.16.2012 | Canada Living

With growing frequency, our kids are starting to expect what's coming to them -- and more. We live in a world of "stuff," whether it's toys, electronic gadgets or items of clothing. Given that we live in an extremely consumerist society, are we really surprised?

That Guy Beside You Could be a Spy

| Posted 01.19.2012 | Canada

The news this week that a member of the Canadian Armed Forces was allegedly passing along classified information to a foreign entity is unsettling at best. As troubling as our national security is the realization that evil may indeed lurk amongst us. How well do you know your neighbour?

I Hate My Kid's New Friend

| Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Living

In an ideal world, your child would choose the nicest, most polite, smartest and best-behaved kid to be her new best friend. Wouldn't that be just dandy? Well, you've probably figured out that this utopian parenting fantasy is just that -- an unrealistic dream that has likely never occurred in the history of human kind.