Too few Canadian fathers take parental leave. That’s because parental leave is framed as an employment policy rather than as care/work policy that promotes greater sharing of both paid and unpaid care work between parents.
If more Canadian fathers are to harness the benefits of parental leave and remote work, we need to design employment and care policies in ways that recognize every family’s unique needs.
People protesting against inclusive sexual orientation and gender-identity policies in schools are seen next to protestors supporting such policies in Saskatoon, Sask. on Sept. 20, 2023.
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In the wake of transphobic protests, the ‘rights’ of parents are being falsely positioned in opposition to the rights of transgender and non-binary children rather than focusing on supporting families.
Looking after a baby during extreme heat events takes a little planning and a lot of patience. Here are some practical steps you can take.
Working together, we can create a positive holiday experience for our children.
Holiday traditions involve expectations that can be especially challenging for parents post-divorce or post-separation. Proactive planning helps.
Sexual extortion occurs when an individual is coerced, deceived or pressured into having their sexual or nude photos or videos released online unless they provide money or additional sexual images.
The tragic case of a 12-year-old boy who experienced sextortion highlights the importance of practical advice for parents on having conversations about sex, sextortion and healthy device habits.
Parents can model good media habits, like using online tools to connect with family and friends.
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Researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 17 Philadelphia parents about how their family uses digital media. Here they offer tips to promote healthy, balanced media habits for kids.
The reason for our holiday generosity is obvious to us as adults. For children, it can sometimes be less clear why, when and how they should show kindness to others.
As we approach the season of giving, a child psychology researcher offers suggestions on how parents can teach their kids to be generous and kind.
Scientific evidence allows parents to choose the sleeping arrangement that’s right for them and their family.
Questions about co-sleeping are often drowned out in a whirlwind of information and opinions. But science can provide some answers.
Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, left, and then-Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin participate in a debate on Sept. 28, 2021.
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With control over the Virginia Legislature at stake in the Nov. 7 election, the historic battle over what is taught in public schools remains a priority for both Democrats and Republicans.
Brave thinking is needed to solve the problems with childcare.
Philly schools counted 4,675 homeless children in the 2021-22 school year – but the numbers are likely higher.
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A professor of counseling who researches homelessness offers tips so parents can make sure their child gets the school support and accommodations they are entitled to.
Family vlogs can be a double-edged sword that provide families with income, but also lead to exploitation.
Vlogging has emerged as a new source of intimate entertainment, and for creators, potential income. However, they also raise serious questions about exploitation and the privacy rights of children.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford visits a child-care centre in Brampton, Ont., on March 28, 2022.
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For vulnerable and marginalized groups, access to early learning and child care remains uncertain. Inclusive access must become a top priority to achieve affordable care for all families.
Students with ADHD who get a daily report card had 4.5 fewer rule violations per 30-minute class than those without one, one study found.
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Traditional report cards sent home every few months are fine for most students. But for kids with behavioral issues, a daily report card can be a better option.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his son, Hadrien, watch a traditional First Nations game in Whitehorse, Yukon in February 2023.
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Like everyone whose marriage breaks up, nothing is ever quite the same after. What impact Justin Trudeau’s marital breakup will have on his life and career will be revealed in the months to come.
Parents wanting to migrate to Australia to join their children face ludicrous delays, and if opting for a paid contributory visa, exorbitant fees.
B.C. Premier David Eby signs a student’s cast as he visits a classroom to mark the opening of the new Bayview Community Elementary School, in Vancouver, B.C., April 13, 2023.
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Parents need to directly hear from teachers and administrators via open houses or parent advisory councils to lift the fog of confusion and concern surrounding this change.
The perinatal period can be hectic. It’s understandable that sex may be on the back burner for a little while.
Sexual challenges during pregnancy and postpartum are common, but couples often don’t know what to expect when it comes to their sex lives during this time. The good news is that information helps.
Warm, supportive caregiving can help counteract the effects of stress during childhood and development.
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Without supportive parents, children already under stress may experience a shrinkage in brain volume in an area of the brain that is important for learning and memory.
Making quality childcare more accessible will help generations of mothers.
Childcare subsidies give mothers the choice to work and help reduce the earnings gap between mothers and fathers. In time, it may lead to greater acceptance of working mothers for future generations.