The Texas Rangers Baseball Game, The Upset Child And The Lost Teaching Moment

American sports fans, TV commentators and the chattering classes in general were outraged at a Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees baseball game when an engaged couple grabbed a foul ball at the same time a little boy’s father was trying to snatch it for his son.The child starts to bawl and makes a huge fuss on national TV. The couple is then vilified as selfish and unfeeling for not handing the crying child the ball they had won....more
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Here in Canada, we have it all…or do we?

Last fall when I was eight months pregnant with my second child, I precariously hoisted up my two year old onto the bird’s nest vantage point of a local playground’s jungle gym. While up there, running around with the other kids, he slipped, fell and cut his lip. ...more