Category: Family

Fathers critical for baby’s neo-natal development

| June 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
Fathers critical for baby’s neo-natal development

Support from fathers lowers mothers’ cortisol levels By Nicole Letourneau   It’s almost Father’s Day, a time when many of us reflect warmly on the role our fathers and grandfathers have played in our lives. It’s no secret that dads are important, and that their role as caregivers has, for many families, broadened in the last […]

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Canadian working mothers demand workplace flexibility

| May 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian working mothers demand workplace flexibility

Canadian working mothers looking for options outside traditional corporate jobs Like many Canadian working mothers, Sam Kassam-Macfie had a big decision to make after her son was born four years ago: return to her full-time job that offered limited flexibility to care for her child, or stay at home. She chose a middle route - running […]

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Global study: Kids spend a lot of time on ‘Net

| February 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Global study: Kids spend a lot of time on ‘Net

Canadian children spend less time online that some countries – global study by AVG Technologies A global study of how young kids are using the Internet found Canadians were spending less time online and were less likely to have their own email address or social media account. Still, more of the three- to five-year-old Canadian […]

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Bully – When a mom calls your kid the other B-word

| January 10, 2014 | 1 Comment
Bully – When a mom calls your kid the other B-word

Beacon writer says it was a shock when her child was called a bully By Ritu Shannon   When a fellow mom from my daughter’s school called my daughter a bully I was shocked. Was she talking about the same six-year old girl that I know? The one who could spend countless hours coloring pictures, […]

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BC government cautions grad safety amidst party bus death

| May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
BC government cautions grad safety amidst party bus death

Government urges safety after party bus death Following a string of incidents involving party buses, the B.C. government is cautioning students and their parents to plan a safe celebration for the upcoming graduation season. Earlier this year, a 16-year-old boy died and another youth was taken to hospital in two separate incidents involving party buses. Following […]

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Being a caregiver is a hard, thankless job

| March 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Being a caregiver is a hard, thankless job

Barbara Webb was a caregiver for 15 years without knowing it My mother said to me once, “I feel you’ve missed your calling because of me.” Then she cried. About a month after the birth of my first-born son, my mother was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. She was rushed to the hospital where doctors […]

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Protecting Canada’s Seniors Act good politics, bad policy

| March 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Protecting Canada’s Seniors Act good politics, bad policy

Protecting Canada’s Seniors Act attacks wrong problems Crime issues are once again top of the federal government’s agenda. Too bad none of the laundry list of unrelated pieces of legislation will have an impact on actual crime rates – nor will any of the proposed legislation assist the victims of crime. It’s more politics than […]

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Stephanie Cadieux to speak at business-families dialogue for working families in Surrey

| February 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Stephanie Cadieux to speak at business-families dialogue for working families in Surrey

Stephanie Cadieux to focus on issues facing young working families Children and families minister Stephanie Cadieux will speak at the second Business and Families First Dialogue meeting taking place tomorrow in Surrey. The focus of the meeting will be to provide recommendations to businesses to reduce pressure on working families with young children. This year’s […]

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Teletoon goes bananas with new original series Rocket Monkeys

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Teletoon goes bananas with new original series Rocket Monkeys

Hospital survey finds children at risk for medication overdoses

| January 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Hospital survey finds children at risk for medication overdoses

60,000 children treated for accidental medication overdoses annually Beacon Staff Reporter Nearly one out of every four grandparents surveyed store prescription medicines at easy-access places, putting children at risk for medication overdoses. One of the most common storage places include daily-dose boxes that children can easily open. The survey, conducted by the the University of […]

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