You are not teaching your young child some philosophical lesson in egalitarianism. What you are actually teaching your child is that even if he or she would prefer to be with you, mommy's desire to be out in the working world (even at a financial loss) is more important.
Lydia Lovric is an opinion columnist and talk-radio host, turned stay-at-home mom. Her fiery pieces have appeared in The National Post, The Montreal Gazette and various other papers across Canada. She is a regular guest on BBC Radio, The Michael Coren Show and Charles Adler.
If Hollywood actors and producers turned their backs on the likes of Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby and Terry Richardson it would send a strong message of support to victims. And for many victims who know that the prospect of a criminal conviction is faint at best, seeing their alleged abuser publicly shamed or ostracized is the only morsel of justice they will ever be served.
05/13/2016 02:48 EDT
Had these complainants been more honest with police and prosecutors -- and with themselves -- perhaps we would have been handed a different verdict. Perhaps if these complainants admitted that they still pursued a relationship with Ghomeshi -- despite the alleged assaults -- they would have disarmed the mighty Marie Henein and left her with less of an arsenal with which to attack.
03/25/2016 07:36 EDT
As both a taxpayer and a stay-at-home mother, I am upset with the Trudeaus on so many levels. Not only is the Prime Minister clearly a hypocrite, but the fact that his wife (who seemingly does not hold a full-time job) requires not one, but two nannies is offensive no matter your political stripe.
12/03/2015 01:20 EST
The field of developmental psychology is monopolized by women who simply do not want to make working mothers feel bad. I would say the same is true of reporters and editors. As a society, we really ought to be more concerned about the welfare of young children than grown women.
07/20/2015 05:16 EDT
The feminists may not like it, dear daughter, but even if I made it to the very top of my profession, even if I drove a fancy company car and went on a slew of business trips, I would feel like an utter failure if any of my kids felt the need to ask me if I loved work more than I loved them.
03/24/2015 08:32 EDT
The parents of five-year-old Alex Nash were shocked to discover an invoice for nearly $30 after their son missed a classmate's recent birthday party. Not surprisingly, this story has gone viral. Everyone seems to have an opinion as to who is in the right, who is in the wrong and who is just plain cracked. To be clear, I think all of them are out to lunch.
01/21/2015 12:31 EST
When the president of the Economic Club of Canada boasted about going back to work just two short weeks after giving birth, my ovaries hurt. Sadly, in our quest to prove ourselves to be equal to men, women are increasingly denying their maternal instinct.
11/19/2014 06:06 EST
At a time when the nation is in mourning and a little boy has lost his father so tragically, I refuse to squabble over the semantics of what constitutes a hero. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo is a hero in my eye...
11/02/2014 09:35 EST
On the first day of school when the class list was posted, I was shocked to discover that my son had absolutely zero former classmates in his class. None. Not one. Across the playground, there were quite a few other kids in tears after discovering that their best or closest friends would not be in their new class, either.
09/05/2014 05:27 EDT
When a parent elects to withhold vaccinations from his or her child without a valid medical reason, it puts my child in harm's way. A recent rash of measles outbreaks across Canada has many anti-vaxxers questioning their decision and opting to keep little Suzy or Johnnie sequestered. In March, we saw over 320 cases in British Columbia. Ontario residents are similarly concerned after several reported cases of measles made the news, putting people at risk all across the region, extending from Hamilton, Waterdown, Burlington and Mississauga.
05/14/2014 12:23 EDT
James Franco recently came under fire for allegedly flirting with a 17-year-old Scottish girl, via Instagram. "I'm embarrassed, and I guess I'm just a model of how social media is tricky," explained Franco."It's a way people meet each other today, but what I've learned...you don't know who's on the other end." Except that in this case, Franco knew exactly who was on the other end. The girl readily admits to being only 17.
04/08/2014 12:36 EDT
Jennifer Jamieson contacted the teacher personally when she discovered that her nine-year-old son was slated to attend a school trip to Marineland in Niagara Falls. I admire people who have strong opinions and have the backbone to stand up for what they believe in. But I am not so sure we should involve young children in our battles.
03/26/2014 12:12 EDT
If a child is allergic to anchovies or mustard, it is likely not a huge inconvenience for other parents to refrain from sending such items to school. But dairy and eggs? It is just impossible to expect every parent and grandparent who prepares school lunches and snacks to be savvy enough to never make a mistake.
01/18/2014 08:35 EST
A teenage boy suffering from a tragic affliction has been rendered utterly helpless in making good choices and devoid of culpability. His bad decisions have left four people dead, but rest assured that Ethan Couch is the victim in this case, at least according to his lawyers.
12/18/2013 12:25 EST
One Toronto school recently has banned the holy trinity of confections: candy, chocolate and pop. From a child's perspective, it can feel like snack-shaming. It almost seems as though the principal is leading a group of lithe bullies, chastising the embarrassed student for unknowingly smuggling a contraband item.
10/26/2013 06:30 EDT
Women have been brought up to believe that they have the right to pursue their own goals and dreams without any consideration for those around them. As a result, we have women having babies who almost immediately hand the child off to a daycare worker or nanny so that they can return to the office in order to feel fulfilled.
10/01/2013 05:46 EDT
Louis C.K. is a successful comedian who can afford to buy his kids practically anything. So it is a refreshing surprise to learn that there is one thing for which he refuses to open his wallet: cell phones for his children. Comedians can be modern-day philosophers and Louis C.K. has brilliantly nailed it. This touted technology is riddled with problems, especially in the hands of still-developing children and teens.
09/27/2013 05:28 EDT
We are fooling ourselves if we think that full-day kindergarten is anything more than a glorified babysitting service. A four- or five-year-old child may benefit from a few hours of schooling each day, but six hours straight? Is this really for the benefit of the child, or the parents and well-paid teaching staff?
09/25/2013 12:29 EDT
The tragic death of two-year-old Eva Ravikovich who died in an unlicensed home daycare that was clearly overrun with children has spurred lawsuits against both the daycare provider and the Ministry of Education. While the lawsuits seem perfectly justifiable, there is one more party that is arguably culpable in the death of this little girl: Her parents.
08/12/2013 08:37 EDT
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