In the fall of 2011 I attended an event that changed my life. It wasn’t one of those Tony Robbins inspirational things but it did open my mind to a new way of thinking.
To give you a bit of background I am small town non-profit coordinator and mother to two young boys. My paid job has me working with a group of incredible people in Golden with a goal to improve the lives of children and families. My job at home is to provide my boys with the best possible start in life and love them through it all.
The event that changed my life was put on by the Human Early Learning Partnership at the University of British Columbia. One of their keynote speakers was Dr. Paul Kershaw. If you haven’t heard of him yet you will soon. He is blowing the lid off a secret flaw in our proud Canadian social fabric.
I sat in that room on the UBC campus and heard how I, as a parent raising young children, am getting a raw deal. My eyes were open to startling facts about the distrubution of tax dollars, the lack of social support for families and the devastating effects this current system has on our families. As I listened something strange happend to me. I stopped feeling guilty and started getting mad.
I invite you to read my blog and follow along as I unwrap the truth about what it’s like to raise a family in today’s Canada.
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