Parenting

This Aug. 15, 2022, photo shows El Johnson, right, with her girlfriend, Sara Goodie, in Austin, Texas. Johnson has decided not to bear children, though she hasn’t ruled out adoption. The birth rate in the U.S. has dropped dramatically as more young people decide not to have children. (El Johnson via AP)

Gen Z, millennials speak out on reluctance to become parents

‘Having children sounds like a trap to me…financially, socially, emotionally, physically’

 

Carlyne St Jules and her children (left to right) Jonah, 7, Savior, 2, and Sophia, 10 are shown in Montreal, Saturday, July 30, 2022. Inflation may force St Jules to cut short her family vacation this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Reynolds

‘The most expensive part of your years’: Parents feel inflation’s squeeze

Parents concerned about being able to afford opportunities for their kids

 

Infographic shared by Shawna Mahoney.

Cariboo group relaunches services for pregnant people with substance use disorders

HCPP is relaunching with Shawna Mahoney to help women with addiction and other pregnancy struggles

 

According to a report by Women in Capital Markets, 82 per cent of men cited workplace culture as a barrier to their use of leave. (Photo used with permission from <a href="https://www.ciphr.com/" target="_blank" title="more information">CIPHR Connect, ciphr.com</a>)

Non-profit launches pledge to increase use of parental leave by fathers, non-birthing parents

Workplace cultures currently discourage non-birthing parents from taking leave: report

According to a report by Women in Capital Markets, 82 per cent of men cited workplace culture as a barrier to their use of leave. (Photo used with permission from <a href="https://www.ciphr.com/" target="_blank" title="more information">CIPHR Connect, ciphr.com</a>)
An example text message from the SmartParent program. (UBC)

New SmartParent program aims to help families adapt to life with their newborn

Many parents struggle to get accurate information about taking care of their baby

An example text message from the SmartParent program. (UBC)
Classrooms will soon be busy as children across B.C. go back to school, again with pandemic procedures in place. (Black Press Media files)

Back to school: Children with special needs are being put in harm’s way, says Autism BC

‘How can my child on the spectrum be safe if the protocols are not in place,’ asks worried parent

Classrooms will soon be busy as children across B.C. go back to school, again with pandemic procedures in place. (Black Press Media files)
Tofino is offering to pay for the tuition and housing costs for an applicant willing to commit five years to the district’s child care centre. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino offers to pay tuition and housing costs for child care applicant

“This is reasonable, it’s attainable and in my mind it’s economically viable”

Tofino is offering to pay for the tuition and housing costs for an applicant willing to commit five years to the district’s child care centre. (Westerly file photo)
Greater father involvement in the home leads to improved childhood development and increased marital satisfaction, says expert. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island researcher finds lack of father involvement a drag on gender equality

Working women still taking on most child and household duties in Canada: UVic professor

Greater father involvement in the home leads to improved childhood development and increased marital satisfaction, says expert. (Black Press Media file photo)
People line up to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Vaccines, low COVID case counts increase Father’s Day hope, but risk is still there

Expert says people will have to do their own risk calculus before popping in on Papa

People line up to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
File photo. (Pixabay)

B.C. judge rules that 2nd mom should be 3rd legal parent in polyamorous family

All three adults have lived together in a committed relationship since 2017

File photo. (Pixabay)
(Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. has no parental leave policy for elected councillors, so town makes its own

No provisions under B.C. Community Charter to allow new parents time off without disqualification

(Black Press Media file photo)
Saleema Noon with a group of pre-teens before COVID-19. (Twitter)

Sexual health ‘master class’ for pre-teens offered online

‘The pressure is just so huge, even in Grade 5.’

Saleema Noon with a group of pre-teens before COVID-19. (Twitter)
Sarah Hagar hangs out with her boys Sol and Jules at the Ucluelet Skate Park. Hagar, a registered clinical counsellor, is working with the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust and Coastal Family Resource Coalition to offer free support to parents on the West Coast. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Sarah Hagar hangs out with her boys Sol and Jules at the Ucluelet Skate Park. Hagar, a registered clinical counsellor, is working with the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust and Coastal Family Resource Coalition to offer free support to parents on the West Coast. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Nyah and her mother, Misty Waters. (Submitted photo)

Introverted and extroverted kids likely to react differently to COVID-19 restrictions

B.C. child psychologist says your parenting approach can’t be one-size fits all in social isolation

Nyah and her mother, Misty Waters. (Submitted photo)
Janene Walker says she has been criticized publicly for taking her two children with her while she grocery shops during the COVID-19 pandemic, but with her husband deployed she struggles to find other options. (Photo courtesy of Janene Walker)

Vancouver Island mom faces ‘pandemic police’ for bringing kids to the grocery store

Mother pleads for people to stop shaming single parents

Janene Walker says she has been criticized publicly for taking her two children with her while she grocery shops during the COVID-19 pandemic, but with her husband deployed she struggles to find other options. (Photo courtesy of Janene Walker)
Kids and parents need to take social distancing seriously, and restrict their playdates, the executive director of the Public Health Association of British Columbia. (pixabay photo)

COVID-19: Keeping their distance will help keep your kids healthy

Public health official says cancel playdates, encourage two-metre gap outside household family

Kids and parents need to take social distancing seriously, and restrict their playdates, the executive director of the Public Health Association of British Columbia. (pixabay photo)
(THE NEWS/files)

B.C. dad appeals court ruling preventing his five kids from taking bus alone

Father argued ministry’s decision infringed on his rights as a parent

(THE NEWS/files)