Should kids live in condos?
July 20, 2017
Conventional wisdom says that it’s best that kids be raised in a big house with a backyard to play in, but author Jackie Burns wants to challenge that vision with the debut of her first book series, The Condo Kids.
Canadians need to replace backyards with balconies
May 20, 2017
Noah, Harper, Ava and Michael have typical Canadian childhoods: they hang out at the pizza joint, try not to get kicked out of the swimming pool, get into trouble for trying to smuggle a purloined Barbary sheep into their home. The mountain-bred sheep was an ideal pet, they had thought (though their parents very much disagreed), because they live on the 30th floor of a 47-storey apartment building.
Kids lit that looks beyond white picket fences
May 14, 2017
Whenever Jackie Burns went to the bookstore to look for a children's story featuring characters that live in highrises, she always came up empty.
The Toronto-based writer was looking for a story that was relatable for her two children, who she is raising in a condo building.
So she decided to create her own.
Can You Raise Kids in a Condo?
May 12, 2017