Canada Family & Parenting
Les Canadiennes is family affair for three generations of hockey fans
Sledge hockey star Brad Bowden credits his late grandparents for his career
Sons of late Iranian-Cdn prof in Vancouver; Mom can't leave Iran
Heroin-addicted baby's mom gets 30 years for his death
THEY WERE POOR: Friends say California couple wouldn’t hurt kids
OMG WHAT A CUTIE!!!" Kylie Jenner shows off baby in new video
'Shoot a School Kid': Billboard for Las Vegas gun range vandalized
Daycare worker gets 21 years for drugging children to go tanning
2018-03-12 17:06:39 January Neatherlin told parents they couldn’t pick up their children from Little Giggles daycare centre between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. That three-hour period, she said, was nap time. It was also CrossFit time and tan time for Neatherlin, the owner of the illegal day-care operation, according to court records obtained by the Oregonian. In one instance, police investigators say, it was also drop-her-own-kids-off-at-school-time   Read More ...
Thousands of embryos, eggs damaged at 2 U.S. fertility clinics after freezers malfunction
2018-03-12 16:34:30 Over a span of a few days, two separate U.S. fertility clinics may have damaged thousands of frozen eggs and embryos due to a freezer failure, promoting anger and even a class action lawsuit. On Sunday, a San Francisco fertility clinic told 400 of its patients there was a liquid nitrogen failure in a storage tank holding thousands of frozen eggs and embryos on March 4, according to the Washington Post   Read More ...
Les Canadiennes is family affair for three generations of hockey fans
2018-03-12 02:37:05 Growing up in LaSalle in the late 1970s, Lana Lloyd desperately wanted to play hockey. Attending her older brother’s practices, she dreamt of joining in. Her parents approached the team about letting her do so, but to no avail. There were no all-girls teams at the time, either. But Lloyd was undeterred. Idolizing Ken Dryden, she’d play goalie in the street as her brother and friends took slapshot after slapshot   Read More ...
Canadian mother makes children walk four-miles to school with 'shaming sign' for being rude to bus driver
2018-03-11 18:05:51 A mother made her young children walk more than four miles to school after they were rude to their bus driver. The unnamed woman, from Harrow, in the Canadian province of Ontario, gave her children a cardboard sign to carry during the two-hour trek in snowy conditions. It bore the words: “Being bad and rude to our bus driver! Moms makin us walk   Read More ...
‘My whole life taken away’: Ontario father questions why 24-year-old wife died post-childbirth
2018-03-10 19:32:05 Watch the video above as Ayesha’s husband, Ahmad Saleem, recalls the day he lost the love of his life to a deadly infection and the pain of raising their son without her.Ahmad Saleem hasn’t been able to sleep in his bed since he lost his wife. Ayesha Riaz died three days after giving birth to their son, Eesa, on Feb. 7, at Markham Stouffville Hospital in southern Ontario   Read More ...
Mom ISO Mom Friends: How Technology Is Helping Build A New Kind Of Village | CBC Parents
2018-03-10 18:09:21 Learning Mom ISO Mom Friends: How Technology Is Helping Build A New Kind Of Village “Two moms of 12-month-old babies ISO another mom with a baby — and a swimming pool! In exchange, we offer our friendship, babies for your baby to play with, home-baked goods and the possibility of babysitting swaps.” When you can’t always make it to the shower, let alone a park, it’s wonderful to know you can drop a message in a mom group to others who totally get where you’re coming from   Read More ...
Nurse suspended after 5 infants injured in hospital newborn unit
2018-03-10 10:29:11 MADISON, Wis. — Five infants suffered serious injuries including a fractured skull, rib and arm in the newborn unit of a Wisconsin hospital and the nurse who cared for them has been suspended, a federal agency said in a report after it inspected the hospital. The Wisconsin State Journal reported that UnityPoint Health-Meriter hospital in Madison didn’t respond to the suspected abuse until early last month, when staff noticed two babies with bruises   Read More ...
Minister Karina Gould makes history with birth of baby boy
2018-03-10 09:51:59 Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould shared this photo of herself and husband Alberto with their baby boy Oliver, on Friday, March 9, 2018. Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould has made history as the first federal cabinet minister to give birth while in office. Gould posted a photo to Facebook on Friday showing herself holding her newborn baby boy Oliver alongside her husband Alberto   Read More ...
Former Halifax child prodigy grows up to design self-folding origami robots
2018-03-09 18:07:36 A Halifax-born former child prodigy has proven he can do just about anything with a piece of paper. Erik Demaine, a 37-year-old MIT computer science professor, thinks the technology behind his self-folding printable robots could one day evolve into downloadable smartphones, biomedical devices that deliver cancer-killing drugs, and even gadgets that could take on any form. But to Demaine, it's all an extension of origami   Read More ...
Canadian Mom Makes Naughty Kids Walk 4.5 Miles To School Holding Sign, ‘Being Bad And Rude To Our Bus Driver!’
2018-03-09 17:44:36 For the second time this week, a story of a parent imposing 'creative' punishment on kids has made international news. For the second time this week, a story of a parent imposing 'creative' punishment on kids has made international news. A Canadian mom is making her misbehaving kids walk about four and a half miles to school, while holding a sign declaring that they were “bad and rude” to their bus driver, as punishment for getting thrown off the school bus, CBC News is reporting   Read More ...
COMMENTARY: Vindication for foster parents subjected to Easter Bunny litmus test
2018-03-09 17:33:51 Not wanting to make your kids believe in the Easter Bunny doesn’t disqualify you from being a parent, after all. So says an Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruling in a case involving former foster parents Derek and Frances Baars, and the Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton. The Baarses had been fostering two sisters, aged three and four, for just shy of three months when the girls were taken and the foster home was closed by CAS   Read More ...
Sofiane Ghazi ordered to stand trial on murder charge in newborn's death
2018-03-09 17:03:30 MONTREAL — A Montreal man who is charged with the attempted murder of his pregnant partner has been ordered to stand trial in the slaying of the baby she was carrying. Sofiane Ghazi was charged last year with first-degree murder, attempted murder and several other counts. The newborn died in hospital shortly after being delivered by emergency C-section following the alleged attack on the woman, who was eight months pregnant   Read More ...
Sledge hockey star Brad Bowden credits his late grandparents for his career
2018-03-09 16:06:39 PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of -- A pair of photos hang framed beside Brad Bowden's bed in the Pyeongchang athletes village. One is of his recently deceased Boston Terrier Johnny Cash. The other is of his grandfather Gerry Nelson, who died last year of lung cancer. The photos were hung by Canadian Paralympic team staff in Pyeongchang before his arrival, but the 34-year-old para hockey player from Orton, Ont   Read More ...
Montreal man to stand trial for death of newborn delivered by C-section
2018-03-09 16:06:30 A Montreal man will stand trial for premeditated murder in the death of a newborn baby delivered by emergency C-section after a judge ruled a jury can decide if the infant fits the legal definition of a human being. Sofiane Ghazi is accused of stabbing his wife, who was eight months pregnant at the time, during a domestic dispute inside their apartment on Langelier Boulevard last July   Read More ...
Sons of late Iranian-Cdn prof in Vancouver; Mom can't leave Iran
2018-03-09 04:05:53 The family of Iranian-Canadian Prof. Kavous Seyed-Emami, who died under suspicious circumstances while under arrest in Tehran, was planning to flee harassment by authorities there and start a new life in Vancouver, where they have lived before. But at the last minute, his widow, Maryam Mombeini, who is a dual citizen of both Iran and Canada, was temporarily detained. She was prevented from leaving Iran and their two sons had to fly alone, leaving her behind   Read More ...
Mom makes kids walk 7 km, carrying sign saying they were rude to bus driver
2018-03-09 03:02:58 The Children's Aid Society is questioning an Ontario mother's decision to post pictures of her sons walking seven kilometres to school carrying a cardboard sign as a punishment for being rude to their bus driver.   Read More ...
MILLION-DOLLAR MURDER: Senior allegedly killed son to inherit ranch
2018-03-09 02:05:29 A 68-year-old West Colorado woman is accused of killing her son in hopes of inheriting a 700-acre ranch worth millions of dollars. The Denver Post reported Deborah Sue Rudibaugh was arrested last Friday on first-degree murder charges in relation to the death and burial of her missing son, Jacob Henry Millison. Rudibaugh’s daughter, Stephanie Jackson, and her husband, David Jackson, were also arrested in connection with the case   Read More ...
More chipped birth control pills found in Apotex's Alysena products
2018-03-09 00:07:13 All lots of both Alysena 21 and Alysena 28 may have chipped pills, Health Canada warns Related Stories External Links (Note: CBC does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external links.) Both Alysena 21 and Alysena 28 birth control packs may contain chipped pills, Health Canada advises. Last month, Apotex Inc. voluntarily recalled a lot of birth control pill (lot LF10133A) after the company received complaints about chipped pink pills   Read More ...
Alberta teen dies after school bus rear-ended in fog by dump truck
2018-03-08 22:10:10 Teen girl dead after school bus rear-ended in fog by dump truck northeast of Edmonton. Thorhild County — A teenaged girl was killed after a dump truck slammed into the back of a school bus Wednesday morning on a foggy rural road in Thorhild County, RCMP say. Emergency responders declared the girl dead at the scene after being called to the 8 a   Read More ...
Daylight Saving Time: How parents can prepare their kids for the time change
2018-03-08 22:04:24 This weekend most of Canada will be turning the clocks forward, meaning many of us will be losing that one precious hour of sleep.And while adults may arguably be better equipped at coping and adjusting, kids may need a bit of help getting back on track. That’s why it’s best that parents help their kids adjust before the clocks go back, experts say, otherwise you might have a cranky kid on your hands   Read More ...
Days after giving birth to a baby boy, mom dies of strep A in hospital
2018-03-08 18:07:55 It was supposed to be the beginning of a new family together, but in the span of just three days, Ahmad Saleem's life changed forever. One moment, he and his wife, Ayesha Riaz, became new parents, welcoming their first-born son into the world. Seventy-two hours later, he was bent over her face desperately trying in vain to revive her. Riaz, a recent University of Toronto graduate, had just given birth to her baby, Eesa, when she fell victim to a hospital-acquired strain of streptococcus at Markham Stouffville Hospital, her family says   Read More ...
'I'm looking for answers': 11 members of N.S. family without doctor for more than a year
2018-03-08 14:32:44 A N.S. woman is seeking answers from the government about the province’s doctor shortage after she and her 10 relatives have been without a family doctor for more than a year. Sharon Kehoe said she’s tired of waiting for a family doctor. She and her husband, two children, grandchildren and in-laws have been on a waiting list for a new doctor ever since their former physician moved to Newfoundland more than a year ago   Read More ...
MANDEL: Judge slams hare-brained decision to remove foster kids over Easter Bunny
2018-03-08 01:08:10 For Derek and Francis Baars, it’s hopefully the end of a ridiculous journey down the rabbit hole that closed down their Hamilton foster home and jeopardized their ability to adopt half a country away. All because the devout Christian couple refused to lie to their foster children about the existence of the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus. In a scathing decision, Ontario Superior Court Justice Andrew Goodman agreed the Baars’ constitutional rights to freedom of religion, conscience and expression were violated by the Hamilton Children’s Aid Society in 2016 by their “capricious closing” of their foster home and the abrupt and traumatizing removal of the two little girls from their care   Read More ...
I Was a Body Image Positive Mom — Until I Wasn’t
2018-03-08 00:15:14 For three years of my childhood, I was overweight – a fat kid. Chubby. Big boned. I have not been overweight since then, but I remember very well what it felt like. And it didn’t feel good. Because of that experience, I’ve always tried extra hard to be positive and inclusive about all different body types. I strive to look for unique traits to highlight that have nothing to do with physical appearance   Read More ...
Motherhood may age you faster than smoking: study
2018-03-07 23:07:54 If raising your kids along with shouldering the responsibilities of everything else life throws at you is making you feel a decade older than your calendar age, you might be on to something. A recent study out of George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., has found that mothers age faster on a cellular level versus childless women, and that their aging is more accelerated than that of smokers and people who are obese   Read More ...
Mentally ill N.S. man who killed grandparents, mother in 2015 granted more freedoms
2018-03-06 22:05:00 HALIFAX -- A mentally ill Nova Scotia man who killed his mother and two grandparents in 2015 has been granted unescorted day passes from a secure hospital, despite family pleas that he wasn't ready for more freedom. A team of mental-health professionals told the Criminal Code Review Board Tuesday that Codey Hennigar should be granted more freedoms, having shown no signs of violence or psychotic symptoms   Read More ...
Heroin-addicted baby's mom gets 30 years for his death
2018-03-06 21:13:58 BALTIMORE — A Baltimore woman whose baby was likely born addicted to heroin and survived only nine days will serve 30 years in prison. The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City said in a Monday release Anne Kirsch was sentenced to 75 years in prison, with 45 suspended, after she was convicted of manslaughter and child abuse resulting in death in 2017   Read More ...
Jim Belushi's wife files for divorce
2018-03-06 18:14:17 Actor Jim Belushi’s 20-year marriage is over. The Red Heat star’s wife, Jennifer Sloan, has filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to The Blast. The couple wed in May, 1998 and share two teenage children. This is Belushi’s third divorce. He also has a child from his first marriage to Sandra Davenport, which ended in 1988.   Read More ...
Prosecutor: After boy, 8, shot sister, mom went back to work
2018-03-06 18:05:15 ASHLAND, Ohio -- An 8-year-old boy loaded a rifle, repeatedly shot his 4-year-old sister at home and then informed their mother, who left work to check the girl's injuries, cleaned up a bloody bed cover and returned to work, leaving the children alone again, a prosecutor said. Alyssa Edwards, 27, is jailed on child endangerment charges related to the Saturday shooting in Hayesville, about 70 miles (110 kilometres) southwest of Cleveland   Read More ...
Child marriages decline, led by big fall in South Asia
2018-03-06 14:32:28 NEW DELHI -- A significant fall in the number of child marriages in South Asia has helped reduced the rate of marriage for girls globally, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday. More educational opportunities for young girls, government investments in adolescent girls and strong advocacy about the illegality of child marriage saw 25 million fewer child marriages in the last decade   Read More ...
Children, parents shocked by racial slur on homework assignment
2018-03-06 01:37:36 Two 11-year-old girls say they were shocked to see the word “nègre” on a homework assignment. The girls, who are black, are students at Académie Saint-Clément, a school in the Town of Mount Royal. They were given a worksheet where students were required to find the diminutive of a number of French words. Among words like song, room, bear and donkey was the racial slur   Read More ...
6 Food Staples This Dietitian Mom Always Has on Hand No Matter What
2018-03-06 01:07:56 Family Health 6 Food Staples This Dietitian Mom Always Has on Hand No Matter What Most of us are creatures of habit in one way or another, and for me it’s with grocery shopping and stocking my fridge and pantry. There are certain foods that I always have on hand (and if I don't, I slightly panic), and always grab first at the grocery store   Read More ...
OP-ED: Everyone parents differently, but only I do it right
2018-03-05 22:14:02 Breastfeeding or bottle-feeding? Sleep-training or co-sleeping? Daycare or nanny? In this landscape of endless childcare options, we really need to stop judging each other. Frankly, it's taking way too much energy away from what's really important: acknowledging and congratulating me for parenting correctly at all times. Parenthood is a bumpy journey. And whether you hit your stride as a parent during infancy or not until the toddler years, don't lose perspective on the fact that my perfect track record as a parent began during pregnancy   Read More ...
Fertility clinic doctor in London, Ont. banned from practice for two years
2018-03-05 21:05:43 A decade after complaints against her were first addressed behind closed doors, Cathy Frank has had her medical licence yanked for two years, a regulatory college reports. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario ruled last week that Frank, who worked at a fertility clinic in London, was incompetent and committed professional misconduct. The Free Press sought comment from Frank, who has been sued by more than 50 women, many not for her fertility practice but for prior work as an obstetrician and gynecologist   Read More ...
Montrealer guilty of infanticide ordered to have regular pregnancy tests
2018-03-05 19:05:06 A mother of three who pleaded guilty to killing her newborn child was sentenced to house arrest Thursday and ordered to submit two pregnancy tests a year for the duration of her sentence — something her lawyer believes is a first in Canada. The 43-year-old Montreal woman, who cannot be named, pleaded guilty to one charge of infanticide last November after giving birth at home in July 2016 without knowing she was pregnant   Read More ...
Family wants answers after toddler wanders away from N.L. daycare
2018-03-05 18:04:32 ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- A Newfoundland family wants a review of daycare regulations after a two-year-old girl who wandered from a child care centre was returned unharmed by police. Danielle Douglas says her niece slipped through a broken gate Thursday during outdoor play time and walked away from the Discovery Days Children's Centre in St. John's. Douglas says the toddler was sitting on the steps of a home nearby when a man walking his dog noticed her and knocked on the door   Read More ...
The Motherisk saga is a symptom of a larger problem in child protection work
2018-03-05 12:09:20 Procedural protections for parents have been eroded in favour of efficiency, at the expense of fairness Related Stories The Motherisk bombshell caught many of us who work in child protection off guard. For years, children were removed from their families based on flawed hair testing for drugs and alcohol at the Motherisk lab at the Hospital for Sick Children. According to a report issued by a commission tasked with investigating the saga (full disclosure: I was outside counsel to the commission; the views expressed in this column are my own personal views and are not, in any way, the views of the commission), Motherisk test results had a "substantial impact" on the outcome of 56 cases   Read More ...
108-year-old with 36 great-grandchildren finally gets what he wants — a namesake
2018-03-04 23:32:10 After 71 descendants, Canada’s oldest man, Esmond Allcock, finally has a namesake. The interaction between the now 108-year-old and his one-year-old great-great-grandson Esmond, happened last April in Saskatchewan. Allcock’s great-granddaughter, Jenna Lehne (baby Esmond’s mother), says at 20-weeks pregnant, she knew she was going to name her second son after Allcock. “My late uncle’s middle name was Esmond, and so was my dad’s and cousin’s middle name,” the 30-year-old of Okotoks, Alta, told Global News   Read More ...
Winnipeg grandparents plead for Canadian reunion with Afghan family
2018-03-04 20:04:34 A Winnipeg couple is fearing for the lives of their 2-year-old grandson and daughter-in-law in Afghanistan after their son was killed there in September. The couple -- who did not want to be identified in order to protect the identities of their family -- are pleading for the government to grant the boy and his mother entry into Canada. “The urgency for this case is that their (lives are) in danger,” the woman told CTV Winnipeg   Read More ...
THEY WERE POOR: Friends say California couple wouldn’t hurt kids
2018-03-04 02:05:59 JOSHUA TREE, Calif. — A Southern California couple charged with child abuse was extremely poor and too proud to accept charity, but they were attentive parents whose children didn’t appear to be neglected, according to friends of the pair. The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that Daniel Panico, 73, and Mona Kirk, 51, were arrested after a sheriff’s deputy patrolling the remote desert region just outside Joshua Tree National Park came across the family of five living in apparent squalor   Read More ...