Bad Parenting

Shoplifter Brings Toddler Son Along

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Police in B.C. are reporting a certified parenting fail, after a man was arrested for shoplifting in the company of his 17-month-old son. Police we...

Annoying Parenting Trends That Must Be Stopped

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Another year gone by, another year filled with annoying parenting trends. Here are some fads I'd like to see disappear by the end of 2013, including trophies for every participant and snack time every half hour!

Let Your Child Handle the "Mean Girl"

Tracie Wagman | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Living
Tracie Wagman

It's completely normal want to protect your kids when they come home crying because someone was blatantly mean to them. But isn't it true that dealing with these situations helps build character? And if they can't deal with these situations and only rely on us, aren't we setting them up for failure in the future?

Please, Stop Smoking Around Your Kids -- and Mine

Andrea Traynor | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Living
Andrea Traynor

On a recent trip to the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) today I was hit with scene after scene of moms, dads and other caregivers lighting up. In some cases, cigarettes dangling in the faces of some of these poor kids while mom had a chat with dad. One man held the door for us as we were exiting the Direct Energy Centre (nice thing to do); seemingly unaware, he blew smoke into my face, and into my daughter's who I was wearing in a baby carrier (not a nice thing to do). I was livid. I coughed dramatically and waved my hands wildly in the air.

From Vibrators to Parents Fails, the Best of the Week

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 07.26.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

After a long weekend and a short week, there was a lot in my inbox to review. Here are the five things that caught my attention this week.