The empty nester’s guide to surviving the holidays

Whether your children are away at university, adventuring overseas or spending the holiday with their new in-laws, navigating the Christmas season with an empty nest can be difficult. Mother-of-two Susan Gross has been there and co-wrote  to help empty nesters…

Dear Santa: Global News reads letters from your kids

Posted December 20, 2019 2:27 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ It was the pink poop that did it. We were waffling on whether to do a 2019 edition of Global…

Why forcing kids to say sorry doesn’t really work

It’s a common command heard in homes, schools and childcare centres following a dispute between children: “Say you’re sorry.” It’s likely followed by: “Now say you’re sorry like you mean it.” Clinical counsellor and educator Deborah MacNamara questions if children…