After years of fertility struggles, Alberta couple welcomes ‘moon twins’

When Margo Bereska met Ian Sheldon, she knew deep down that she had found her person: the man who would help fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a mother. “I realized, this is the daddy of my children,” Margo said.…

No pool for swimming lessons? No problem!

June 30 2020 3:13pm After spending months cooped up at home, Canadians are eagerly diving into any body of water they can find. Some water safety advocates worry what that means for children who have lost time learning to swim.…

Kids will follow COVID-19 health measures better if they know why they should: researcher

For the last few months, many parents have attempted to educate their children about COVID-19 in a way that empowers them with information without scaring them. As a result, they’ve focused their attention on building habits like hand washing and…

Explaining COVID-19 prevention and germs to children

Anyone with a kindergartener knows their favourite question is “why.” while parents have struggled to answer all the “whys” over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Laurel Gregory explain why mom and dad may want to indulge the ones around…

Why lessons about race and racism need to start at home

“Where did you get a Chinese boy? Aren’t you worried his mom drank or did drugs while pregnant? You have a white saviour complex.” Jennifer Sheckter says she is subjected to these kinds of discriminatory comments everywhere — from the…

How to talk to your child about race and racism

Children are aware of physical differences from a young age, which means parents shouldn’t ignore difficult conversations about diversity and equality. As Laurel Gregory explains, one activist says the best time to talk about race and racism is now.

Kids have been stuck home for weeks. Here’s how to ease them back into the world

Many Canadian children are beginning to re-enter the world after 10 weeks closer to home than ever before, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether they’re returning to school and the playground or reuniting with extended family and friends, the transition…

How to ease children back into the world after COVID-19 pandemic lockdown

For 10 weeks, Canadian children have been closer to home than ever before — but as provinces relaunch their economies, families are expanding their bubbles. Laurel Gregory went to three parenting experts for more on how parents can ease the…