Parenting

Rutland Senior Secondary. (File photo)

Fight at Kelowna high school allegedly involved student and parent

Counselling services are available through the school district

  • Jan 26, 2023

 

Kelli Rose holds a photo of her daughter Tiffany, and her dog Lily, who died in 2005, leading her to The Compassionate Friends in Vernon. (Jennifer SMith - Morning Star)

Bereaved parents group faces potential closure of Vernon chapter

The Compassionate Friends needs leaders to step up for the group

 

This Aug. 15, 2022, photo shows El Johnson, right, with her girlfriend, Sara Goodie, in Austin, Texas. Johnson has decided not to bear children, though she hasn’t ruled out adoption. The birth rate in the U.S. has dropped dramatically as more young people decide not to have children. (El Johnson via AP)

Gen Z, millennials speak out on reluctance to become parents

‘Having children sounds like a trap to me…financially, socially, emotionally, physically’

 

Carlyne St Jules and her children (left to right) Jonah, 7, Savior, 2, and Sophia, 10 are shown in Montreal, Saturday, July 30, 2022. Inflation may force St Jules to cut short her family vacation this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Reynolds

‘The most expensive part of your years’: Parents feel inflation’s squeeze

Parents concerned about being able to afford opportunities for their kids

Carlyne St Jules and her children (left to right) Jonah, 7, Savior, 2, and Sophia, 10 are shown in Montreal, Saturday, July 30, 2022. Inflation may force St Jules to cut short her family vacation this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Reynolds
Infographic shared by Shawna Mahoney.

Cariboo group relaunches services for pregnant people with substance use disorders

HCPP is relaunching with Shawna Mahoney to help women with addiction and other pregnancy struggles

Infographic shared by Shawna Mahoney.
According to a report by Women in Capital Markets, 82 per cent of men cited workplace culture as a barrier to their use of leave. (Photo used with permission from <a href="https://www.ciphr.com/" target="_blank" title="more information">CIPHR Connect, ciphr.com</a>)

Non-profit launches pledge to increase use of parental leave by fathers, non-birthing parents

Workplace cultures currently discourage non-birthing parents from taking leave: report

According to a report by Women in Capital Markets, 82 per cent of men cited workplace culture as a barrier to their use of leave. (Photo used with permission from <a href="https://www.ciphr.com/" target="_blank" title="more information">CIPHR Connect, ciphr.com</a>)
Anne Revell is a special education, behaviour and parenting consultant who is a part-time Revelstoke resident. (Contributed)

The Parent Bench: Helping children with learning disabilities

Review columnist answers readers questions about raising kids

Anne Revell is a special education, behaviour and parenting consultant who is a part-time Revelstoke resident. (Contributed)
Anne Revell is a special education, behaviour and parenting consultant who is a part-time Revelstoke resident. (Contributed)

The Parent Bench: Helping your child understand math

Review columnist answers readers questions about raising kids

Anne Revell is a special education, behaviour and parenting consultant who is a part-time Revelstoke resident. (Contributed)
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Province adds $10 a day childcare spots in Thompson-Okanagan

Childcare centres in Kelowna, Penticton, Lumby, Kamloops, and Clearwater getting 309 new spaces

(File photo/Black Press Media)
Anne Revell is a special education, behaviour and parenting consultant who is a part-time Revelstoke resident. (Contributed)

The Parent Bench: Preparing toddlers for school

Review columnist answers readers questions about raising kids

  • Nov 22, 2021
Anne Revell is a special education, behaviour and parenting consultant who is a part-time Revelstoke resident. (Contributed)
An example text message from the SmartParent program. (UBC)

New SmartParent program aims to help families adapt to life with their newborn

Many parents struggle to get accurate information about taking care of their baby

An example text message from the SmartParent program. (UBC)
Classrooms will soon be busy as children across B.C. go back to school, again with pandemic procedures in place. (Black Press Media files)

Back to school: Children with special needs are being put in harm’s way, says Autism BC

‘How can my child on the spectrum be safe if the protocols are not in place,’ asks worried parent

Classrooms will soon be busy as children across B.C. go back to school, again with pandemic procedures in place. (Black Press Media files)
Anne Revell is a special education, behaviour and parenting consultant who is a part-time Revelstoke resident. (Contributed)

The Parent Bench: When your child seems afraid of the world

Anne Revell is a special education, behaviour and parenting consultant

  • Aug 16, 2021
Anne Revell is a special education, behaviour and parenting consultant who is a part-time Revelstoke resident. (Contributed)
Anne Revell is a special education, behaviour and parenting consultant who is a part-time Revelstoke resident. (Contributed)

The Parent Bench: Learning how to listen

Hi Anne, my daughter is eight and is having friendship problems which…

  • Jul 28, 2021
Anne Revell is a special education, behaviour and parenting consultant who is a part-time Revelstoke resident. (Contributed)
People line up to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Vaccines, low COVID case counts increase Father’s Day hope, but risk is still there

Expert says people will have to do their own risk calculus before popping in on Papa

People line up to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Anne Revell is a special education, behaviour and parenting consultant who is a part-time Revelstoke resident. (Contributed)

Column: Welcome to the Parent Bench!

Have questions about parenting? Contact Anne Revell at annemrevell@gmail.com

  • May 12, 2021
Anne Revell is a special education, behaviour and parenting consultant who is a part-time Revelstoke resident. (Contributed)
File photo. (Pixabay)

B.C. judge rules that 2nd mom should be 3rd legal parent in polyamorous family

All three adults have lived together in a committed relationship since 2017

File photo. (Pixabay)
(Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. has no parental leave policy for elected councillors, so town makes its own

No provisions under B.C. Community Charter to allow new parents time off without disqualification

(Black Press Media file photo)
Saleema Noon with a group of pre-teens before COVID-19. (Twitter)

Sexual health ‘master class’ for pre-teens offered online

‘The pressure is just so huge, even in Grade 5.’

Saleema Noon with a group of pre-teens before COVID-19. (Twitter)
Nyah and her mother, Misty Waters. (Submitted photo)

Introverted and extroverted kids likely to react differently to COVID-19 restrictions

B.C. child psychologist says your parenting approach can’t be one-size fits all in social isolation

Nyah and her mother, Misty Waters. (Submitted photo)