"Ask A Dad" is a regular parenting column by author, speaker and dad Doyin
A mom blogger is being slammed for a post in which she said her son's photos had "not got as many likes" as her other children's. Child psychologists weigh in about what's at stake.
In a study soon to be published in the journal Society and Mental Health, researcher Jennifer Caputo discovered that young adults who lived independently were less depressed, better off financially and more likely to have achieved other markers of adulthood such as to be working or married, than young adults who stayed with their parents. “We know a lot about the reasons why young adults boomerang back to their parents’ homes, but there’s almost no research on how it affects their mental health,” Caputo says. “Economic and social independence are hallmarks of a successful transition to adulthood, and residential independence is highly valued.
I have been dating my boyfriend for almost a year and last month we decided to move in together. He was married previously, has two children, and they share equal custody of the kids. I see the kids every other week, and we get along great, but I have yet to meet his ex. According to my boyfriend, his parents invite her to all their family's get-togethers and it appears this Thanksgiving is no different. This makes me uncomfortable. Meeting her for the first time at his parents' home with everyone starring just seems wrong. What's good ex-etiquette? It is wrong – not necessarily that the ex is invited, that's the grandparents' prerogative. What's wrong is that you haven't met the ex and the invitation
Parents are finding it harder to let go, and universities are responding by making them 'part of the team' Tue 20 Nov 2018 02.14 EST Last modified on Tue 20 Nov 2018 06.55 EST As a father of five, Steve West, vice-chancellor of the University of West of England, knows all about parental anxiety. Yet he says parents whose offspring have started university must learn to listen from afar without judging – even if those young adults are experimenting with drugs or drinking heavily. University may be a door to adulthood, but the parents of today's students have wedged their feet firmly inside. With parents keen to know that the £9,250-a-year tuition fees are being spent wisely, there is now an established
Parents who are unlikely to get flu shots for their kids cited family, close friends, and other parents as the most common sources that made them question the vaccine or opt against it. But among parents who said they will get their kids vaccinated, their child's health care provider, nurses and medical staff were reported as the source of information that made them want the vaccine.
Following thousands of live shows over the span of 40 years, Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison, with the late Lois Lilienstein, have had a front row seat to changing family dynamics. Lois passed away in 2015, but the two remaining members are travelling the country on their farewell tour. Global's Family Matters producer Christine Meadows sat down with Sharon and Bram at Festival Place in Sherwood Park, Alta. on Friday, to ask their advice and biggest message for families. Below is part of their conversation. Christine Meadows, Global News: Who's in the audience at your shows? Sharon: All those people who grew up on us. They come back because they want to remember those memories and they want
The parents of an eight-week-old girl have shared harrowing video of CPR being performed on the infant to warn people not to kiss babies that aren't theirs. Eliza Hobbs nearly died over a "simple lovable kiss" and spent five days in a medically induced coma after a cold developed into a serious chest infection, her parents say. She was rushed to hospital after her dad Thomas Hobbs, 27, woke to find her "pale and lifeless" in her cot at home. Eliza has battled back, and her dad Thomas and mum Sophie, 23, have decided to share footage of CPR being performed on the child to make others aware of the dangers. Full-time dad Thomas, from Billingham, Co Durham, said: "A simple lovable kiss could have
A new day has come: Céline Dion is officially a clothing designer for kids. The Canadian songstress teased the launch of Célinununu, a gender-neutral children's clothing line on Twitter last week. Partnering up with unisex children's clothing brand Nununu, Dion said she has always loved what the brand represents. “Partnering with them to encourage a dialogue of equality and possibility makes so much sense,” she wrote on the social media site. Speaking with CNN, Dion said she isn't trying to dictate how parents should dress their kids. “[I'm not going to] tell the world right now you should do it this way, this is wrong. … Let [children] tell you what they feel like,” she said during an interview.
We must not reduce this to a religious debate. Most of our mothers – for those above the age of 40 – were teenage mothers, married by 16, with first child by 18 and done with childbearing by 25. Few advanced beyond basic education and those who did already had their firstborns before they started university or college. They raised children in the 70s and 80s and fought tooth and nail to ensure that the children got educated and employed. These no-nonsense parents did not think there was a future in the arts, and favoured professions such as law, engineering, accounting, medicine and architecture as the epitome of success. Their children walked to and from school, got home to do assignments and
Janine and Shane Scott took Elissa to the Big Apple for five days without asking permission from St John's Primary School in Stockton-on-Tees. Pictured: Undated photo of the couple with their daughter A newlywed couple face prison for taking their seven-year-old daughter on a £3,000 trip to New York for their honeymoon during term time, because they refused to pay the £60 fine. Janine and Shane Scott took Elissa to the Big Apple for five days without asking permission from the headteacher of St John the Baptist Church of England Primary School in Stockton-on-Tees, believing she would allow it under exceptional circumstances. But they arrived back home to find £60 fines which they refused to pay
The singer admitted that seeing her then-2-year-old son throw up on the first lady was 'one of the most humiliating things' ever.