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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. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

When ‘rights’ divide: Trans kids need supportive families

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.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford visits a child-care centre in Brampton, Ont., on March 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Ontario needs to remove barriers to child-care subsidies for low-income families

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.
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Being the main breadwinner didn’t necessarily keep married mums in work during the pandemic

With dads being the primary earners in many heterosexual households, it was often the mother who gave up work to manage extra work at home during the pandemic. But what about heterosexual households where the mother was the primary earner?
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. Hispanolistic/E+ Collection/Getty Images

Daily report cards can decrease disruptions for children with ADHD

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.
A family photo of Andrea Yates, her husband and four of their five children. Yates killed all five by drowning them in a bathtub in 2001. Photo Courtesy of Yates Family/Getty Images

What’s behind our enduring fascination with wives and mothers who kill?

The framing of these stories of murder and mayhem have remained remarkably consistent since the invention of the printing press – and may reveal our own hidden fears and desires.
Moms get about 25 minutes less sleep each weeknight when their kids’ school is in session. Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/DigitalVision Collection/Getty Images

Less sleep, less exercise and less relaxation – here’s the data on just how much busier moms are during the school year

Parents spend more time actively engaged with their kids – such as helping with homework or reading together – during the school year than during summer. But the difference is almost three times greater for moms than for dads.
Would you decline a free upgrade to first class in order to sit next to a companion in coach? Image Source/DigitalVision Collection/Getty Images

Travelers will refuse an upgrade to sit near a loved one – new research into when people want to share experiences

New research on our desire to create shared memories with the people we care about offers insights for companies that want to improve their customer service.

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