Parenting

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

 

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This girl is on Pfizer

Nursing momma joins the immunized club; and eases back into writing for The Interior News

 

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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

 

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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

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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)
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Pregnancy after loss during a pandemic

Marisca worries about giving birth with COVID-19 cases climbing

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THE STICKY FILES.

Thankful for the end of a tough week

Marisca tries to find some laughter for relief from the second COVID wave

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A slight shift in thinking

Marisca realizes she gets to do things with her child, she doesn’t have to do them

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Confessions of a helicopter parent

Confessions of a helicopter parent

Marisca wonders if she is merely keeping her children safe or making them too dependent

Confessions of a helicopter parent
Canada is a great place to raise a family

Canada is a great place to raise a family

Marisca reflects on why the Great White North is a great country in which to have a baby

Canada is a great place to raise a family
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)
Cracking the code on screen time

Cracking the code on screen time

Marisca unwillingly looks into why screen time for children is bad

Cracking the code on screen time
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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)