Single Parents

Kind Words Can Go A Long Way

Erin Silver | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Parents
Erin Silver

I thought we'd go to a cottage in the summer, take our own trip to celebrate our 10th anniversary. I'd wanted to go to Japan. Now it feels like I'm counting backwards. I'm in the negative numbers, counting how many years I've been divorced. How many years we could have been married if only...

4 Ways Youth Should Not Spend A Night Away From Home

360⁰kids | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Impact
360⁰kids

It can take less than 10 seconds for a youth to become homeless. In York Region, homeless youth, more often than not, do not fit the stereotypical profile. Unlike urban centres, these young people are often homeless not just due to poverty. They stem from middle-class families and end up on the street for a variety of reasons.

Single Dad's Post About Fear Of Failure Is All Too Relatable

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Parents

Being a single parent isn't easy. Just ask 21-year-old Richard Johnson.

These Single Parent Confessions Will Break Your Heart

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada Parents

Being a single parent is hard, but rewarding. In the video above, moms and dads make honest confessions about what the experience is really like. With...

Why Jailing Parents For Not Paying Child Support Doesn't Work

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Parents

Jailing a parent for not paying child support has become a troubling issue across North America. According to experts, the reason many of these parent...

Child Support Clerical Error Lands Dad In Jail

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Parents

In 2013, a clerical error landed a Texas father in jail after he received a bill stating that he owed nearly $3,000 in overdue child support. After re...

We Don't Value Fathers Enough And It's Harming Our Kids

Ike Awgu | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Living
Ike Awgu

Sunday, June 15 is Father's Day -- the one day of the year when the mainstream media and much of the public pretend to actually value fatherhood and the role of a father in the modern family. For the remaining 364 days, the role of fathers in the family is discounted, downplayed, taken for granted or seen as optional. Fathers are attacked by a court system that unfairly and disproportionately refuses them custody of their children. Attacked by the media that all too often, and wildly out of proportion to reality, portrays them as bumbling, villainous or incompetent.

10 Ways to Keep Children Happy During a Divorce

BabyPost | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Living
BabyPost

It is not news that divorce rates are on the rise. Single parent and blended families have become the norm in recent years. Divorces are never easier, even more so when children are involved and tend to affect children the hardest. Tammy Daughtry, CEO of Co-Parenting International and Co-Parenting Coach has advice to ease the divorce process on your children.

How Single Parents Can Keep Their Kids Safe From Bullying

masalamommas | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Living
masalamommas

All across the country, we're hearing and seeing incidents that involve bullying at an alarming rate. As a parent of children coming from a hostile environment, like divorce, I have a fairly different set of responsibilities in addition to the traditional safe-guarding of our children.

This Family Day, Don't Play Games with Your Children

Deborah Moskovitch | Posted 04.17.2012 | Canada Living
Deborah Moskovitch

Single parent households, blended families, same-sex families, cohabiting families. There so many more configurations that I haven't even mentioned. But when you're divorced and single, the expression "family day" suddenly takes on a very new meaning. 

A Suprising Secret to Straight As

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada Living

Being active in their children's lives is one goal most parents work hard at every day, and a new study suggests good news for dads who spend hours on...