Dr. Michael Weiss

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Beyond the Looking Glass

Is autism on the rise? Walk into any special needs pre-school program across Canada and you will see groups of children busily stacking blocks, lining up toys, waving-shaking-banging objects, trying to see how they work, and otherwise staying highly preoccupied with what they are doing. What you won’t see is...

Teaching Kids to Get Along

When it comes to kids’ battles, I consider those fighting words. When parents or teachers leave kids alone to figure things out, what happens is a playroom or playground version of ‘survival of the fittest’. The dominant child, the one who’s stronger in a relationship, learns that force wins....

Gender Bender

While picking up some groceries, I ran into the mother of a child whom I had worked with many years earlier. This was delightful, because I got some quick details about her son who seems to have grown into a lovely, productive young man. But the most intriguing part...

TV Is Good

So there I am, picking up my four-year-old daughter from her preschool class. I got there a few minutes early and was waiting with two moms. The topic of TV came up and they both exclaimed how evil those dirty little electronic boxes were and how they never let...

Cyberbullying: What can we do about it?

The cyberbully can prey on anyone within reach of a computer or cell phone.