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 to attract child care worker

“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)

University of Victoria researcher finds lack of father involvement a drag on gender equality

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

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)

Saanich adopts parental leave policy for elected officials in a rare-for-B.C. move

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)
Joe Robertson and Jack Amos ran the length of Vancouver Island, with the help of their van Pippi, raising more than $12,000 for 1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre. (Photo submitted)

Greater Victoria pair finishes running length of Vancouver Island a day early

Joe Robertson and Jack Amos raised more than $12,000 for single parents

Joe Robertson and Jack Amos ran the length of Vancouver Island, with the help of their van Pippi, raising more than $12,000 for 1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre. (Photo submitted)
Elise Cote says creating a detailed, structured schedule helped her family balance a new reality without school or daycare amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy of Elise Cote)
Elise Cote says creating a detailed, structured schedule helped her family balance a new reality without school or daycare amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy of Elise Cote)
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)
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)
Introverted and extroverted kids going to react differently to COVID-19 restrictions

Introverted and extroverted kids going 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

Introverted and extroverted kids going to react differently to COVID-19 restrictions
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)