As the pandemic continues, some families are reaching breaking point.
Samantha Kemp-Jackson is a Toronto-based writer, podcaster, media commentator and mother of four who focuses on the intersections between parenting, technology and culture.
New moms struggling with overwhelm and isolation advised not to wait for six-week check-up to seek treatment.
06/30/2020 19:07 EDT
The old rules no longer apply, so what now?
05/25/2020 16:23 EDT
Although Black History Month is celebrated in many schools, some parents feel there is still a long way to go.
02/21/2020 10:59 EST
Inevitably, your kid is going to get their heart broken.
02/11/2020 15:14 EST
Those Facebook friendships don't always work out IRL, or are just a starting point.
01/28/2020 09:45 EST
A lot of Canadian kids don't celebrate Christmas, let alone believe in Ol' Saint Nick.
12/19/2019 11:56 EST
Security experts warn against it, but those who do it say it shows potential partners their priorities.
11/15/2019 17:02 EST
Some families say the spooky day makes them "uncomfortable and frightened."
10/18/2019 16:35 EDT
With little or no family income to support the "mandatory" back-to-school shopping spree that has come to be expected, what's a parent to do?
08/24/2017 12:43 EDT
It's a terrifying thing, the prospect of boarding a plane with two babies or toddlers, while you are the person who must endure the daggers being stared at you by other travellers who are anticipating mayhem. Two babies (or toddlers) and a non-stop flight to a not-so-local destination do not a perfect scenario make.
04/24/2017 12:58 EDT
There's a new trend happening around town and it's one that may be catching on. Consider this my civic duty to spread the word and stop the idiocy of being legislated. That's right -- schools are now trying to tell me what I can and can't put in my kid's lunchbox.
11/07/2016 11:50 EST
As our lives became more hectic and lifestyles more busy, the traditional model of family also shifted. No longer were women staying at home, living out their lives as "domestic goddesses," and increasing numbers of men were shown to be not particularly handy when it came to making and fixing things, and that was okay. But now, our kids don't have those skills at all. What happened?
08/09/2016 12:32 EDT
"Children need to be occupied, they need structure, they need predictability," the experts tell us. Heaven help you if you don't make sure to keep those sticky little hands busy between late June and Labour Day every year. After all, children need structure right? No they don't.
06/27/2016 11:25 EDT
There has been something that's been bothering me in recent years, while taking my kids to birthday parties. It's the "present-opening" time of the event -- or lack thereof. Yes, there's a trend towards not opening presents and I'm trying to figure out why.
03/21/2016 04:10 EDT
How to help when your child, for whatever reason, is having difficulty making or maintaining friendships.
03/09/2016 12:04 EST
One of the most challenging things for small business owners to grapple with is how to get publicity for their business. With so much "noise" out there with competitors clamoring for media profile, how does a small business get their voice heard above the din?
01/07/2016 02:43 EST
We all have a journey towards our sense of self; for identical twins, the road to self-awareness both literally and figuratively, is particularly challenging. In the case of my kids and so many other identical twins.
11/30/2015 11:13 EST
Indeed, most instances of "faking it" are caused by the usual reasons, most of which are innocuous. It's the more insidious ones that we, as parents, need to be aware of so that we can address the causes at the basis of why our children are avoiding school.
11/12/2015 12:49 EST
Sadly, in my experience, purposely ignoring pregnant women while riding public transit has become the norm, not the exception. What has happened to humanity? The lack of focus on others, supported by the technological tools to "zone out" or feign ignorance wherever and whenever possible makes this willful blindness not only possible but probable as well.
06/14/2015 10:55 EDT
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