Ottawa blogger Mike Reynolds, a proud dad of two daughters, explains his outspoken feminist beliefs, how he and his wife, Andrea, are raising their children to be informed and independent – and his passionate push to change the messaging around […]
The gentle discipline of yoga and the joyful exuberance of Bollywood dance come together in a series of upcoming classes at Shenkman Arts Centre. Are you looking for an activity that’s a little bit different, full of vigour and zest? […]
Parent/caregiver training You’re not the boss of me! Positive discipline for 0 to 12-year-olds Under the expert direction of Joanne Boyd at Family Services Ottawa, this five-week course offers an informative and interactive exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing […]
“Should I stay or should I go?” It’s a question nearly every parent faces at some point, usually during a maternity leave. Choosing whether to stay home with your kids during early childhood – or sending them off to a […]
Babies depend on their caregivers to meet all of their needs, and when you respond with love and sensitivity, they will grow to feel secure and safe. Still, even the most secure-feeling children will sometimes feel stress in their […]
Two Ottawa veterans discuss the challenges of parenting while coping with post-traumatic stress disorder. Sophie Desrosiers tells their stories. Ottawa mom Shawna Roy, a former member of the Canadian Forces, has battled the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder since before […]
The St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program aims to bring joy to the sick, lonely and into high-stress environments through friendly visits from volunteers and their dogs – and maybe even a cuddle.