Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Saudi + Qatar + UAE + Bahrain + Kuwait = ZERO

Soooo let me get this straight: there is a huge refugee crisis but the rich Arab gulf "neighbours" of Syria have taken in ZERO refugees?? Lord have mercy:

My daughter Natasha Fatah on CBC News reports on the Syrian Crisis and how Saudi Arabian generosity is drowning the refugees.

Posted by Tarek Fatah on Friday, September 4, 2015

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Parent of a problem child?

This CBC the fifth estate piece below on Chazz Petrella gave us chills and tears as we thought of our own unique wonderboy Sylas who was similarly very misunderstood by the system (and by us) and was nearly lost forever in a fog of paperwork, suspensions, case workers and disciplinary hearings.

 We thank God every day that Sylas got the help he needed this past school year, taking him 10 years before a proper diagnosis. We would plead with parents - FIGHT FOR YOUR KID! We sat in meeting after meeting where experts, social workers, teachers, principals, childrens aid etc etc told us what to do or not to do with Sylas and watched him slip further and further out of control. From first hand experience we have seen that the system does not have all the answers for these anomaly genius children who are literally one in a million.

RIP Chazz and our prayers for all the parents and teachers dealing with a huge uphill battle to understand and get help for these wonderfully unique "problem" kids:

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Video of the week: Stand up desks

Not sure how to embed this video from CTV National but the Cuthill's were in the news again recently! This time it was Lukas' class and their stand up desk experiment! That's Luke in the red shirt. Click on him to watch the video of his class, or on CTV National News facebook page here:

It's not just beneficial for office workers ...

Posted by CTV News on Monday, March 23, 2015

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Video of the week - Sylas in Pixels Movie!

So proud of our special little guy Sylas who was recently cast as a gamer in Adam Sandler's new movie "Pixels" which was filmed right here in Toronto! We're so excited and you can see a glimpse of him in the trailer here at 0:48 seconds. Check it out! Great job Sylas!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Video of the week - Turn down for what baby Sylas style

One of the exciting parts of your kids growing up and getting a bit older is they start to experiment and develop their own interests. Recently our special little guy Sylas started making and posting his own YouTube videos on his own channel (here) . Here's his latest:

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Video of the week - Amazing girl. Amazing trip.

Recently we had the privilege of spending time at Arkaios in Jolly Harbour, Antigua. It's a villa for folks in ministry that need a break. As you can see from this short video we got a much needed break and so much more. Here's our trip in 3 minutes:

Monday, January 05, 2015

Video of the week - Hoverboards are REAL!!!

Why did no one tell me this before??? Over Christmas I decided to upgrade my VHS copy of "Back to the Future 2" to DVD to see what 2015 had in store. Aside from the lack of flying cars, the movie did get several things right like a proliferation of gadgets, google glass like things, huge flat screens everywhere and Skype style calling. But the most interesting futuristic tidbit was this gem I found in the special features! Prepare to have your minds blown...

Director Robert Zemeckis: "Hoverboards...they've been around for years. It's just that parents groups have not let toy manufacturers make 'em. And we got our hands on some, and we put 'em in the movie"