Learning to Be an E-Parent
Bullying
Once upon a time, parents could think their children safe when they got home after class. Schoolyard bullying ended when a child stepped through the front door. Home was a safe zone: safe from insults, intimidation and beatings. But the …
The Weight of Words
Prostitution
The author is a former prostitute living in Vancouver. Written in 2009 and appearing in the pages of Reflet de société that November, these words are as powerful today as they were back then. A mother and freelance journalist, she …
Living with Anorexia
Anorexia
“I’m a survivor…” VéroniKaH, a talented painter, has been anorexic for 35 years. Anorexia is a mental illness especially common among girls and women. Fully 3% of women ages 15-25 to suffer from this crippling psychological disorder. People afflicted with …
What triggers Anorexia?
Anorexia
Norma (not her real name) was 18 the first time she saw Dr. Jean Wilkins, a specialist in eating disorders at Montreal’s Sainte Justine Hospital. Another one of Dr. Wilkins’ patients brought young Norma to see him. She was in …