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Health, Society

Parents pampering children at ‘alarming rates,’ says counsellor

The recent scandal about parents in the U.S. paying bribes to get their children into elite colleges has raised the issue of ‘snowplow parenting.’ Also called pampering, this refers to parents who will go to great lengths to remove obstacles, »

Society

Advice on dealing with difficult teen years

Canadian parents are bracing themselves for the start of the new school year and the challenges many face with their teenagers. “I think that it is a really challenging stage because there are changes to the teenager’s brain that manifest »

Politics, Society

No more “mother” or “father” on Ontario documents?

Canada’s most populous province is moving towards something it calls “gender neutral” government documents. A motion from a backbencher in the governing provincial Liberal party, suggested removal of any references to mothers or fathers on all government documents. The motion, »