- Written by CHRISTINE GIANCARLO CHRISTINE GIANCARLO
- Published: 03 October 2014 03 October 2014
Courts have no penalties for divorced parents who ignore child access rulings, leaving some parents with few options to see their kids
Parental alienation is a well documented but poorly-recognized form of child abuse. It happens when one parent denigrates the other in order to turn their children against that parent.
It's a serious issue because children alienated from a parent with whom they had a positive, loving relationship are more likely to be truant, drop-out of school, suffer poor health, and engage in at-risk, antisocial behaviours. The tragic result is known as Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS).
- Written by Max Foley Max Foley
- Published: 31 August 2014 31 August 2014
Max Foley shares how committing to exercise has had a positive effect on him as a person
Consider this: Out of everything you've ever done — every habit you've established or kicked, every experience you've had, every memorable part of your life — what has changed your life the most? What has had the most positive effect on your life?
For me and countless others, the answer is exercise. Fitness. Athletics. However you label it, physical activity has changed lives for the better since the Greeks and Romans discovered the benefits of intentional exertion. Socrates said, almost 2-1/2 millennia ago: "No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable."
- Written by Zarif Alibhai and Quinton Amundson Zarif Alibhai and Quinton Amundson
- Published: 17 August 2014 17 August 2014
Teenage amputee has achieved great success despite disability
It's fair to say that some of us take the simple task of walking for granted.
For others, like young Calgarian Trinity Tratch, it represents a difficult challenge to overcome. The 15-year-old wears prosthetics on his two legs to assist him everyday with walking. He is an below-right-knee and above-left-knee amputee.
Along with trying to deal with the physical challenges that come with being an amputee, Tratch says it's a challenge to deal with the constant questions he faces from people that may not understand what he is going through.
- Written by Brett Luft Brett Luft
- Published: 26 July 2014 26 July 2014
Musicians use aggressive tones as a means of inspiration
“Dear Calgary, if you were the last I’d ever play then I would be content,” said the drummer for the Pennsylvania metalcore band.