Some of us are not applauding Aleta St. James for her twin babies

Some of us are not applauding Aleta St. James for her twin babies The Hamilton Spectator BYLINE: Lydia Lovric When a woman gives birth, it’s normally a joyous occasion. When twins are born, doubly so. But when a 56-year-old woman undergoes in vitro fertilization in order to satisfy a much delayed longing, it’s the epitome of selfishness. A New York woman, Aleta St. James, recently...
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Canadians settle for second-best when it comes to their childcare

Canadians settle for second-best when it comes to their childcare The Vancouver Province BYLINE: Lydia Lovric Since when did medio-crity become so acceptable, especially in terms of childcare? According to a recent study, Canadian non-profit childcare centres received just 62 per cent on their report card, while for-profits scored an abysmal 55 per cent. Apparently, that’s good...
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Think cellphones make kids safe? Think again

Think cellphones make kids safe? Think again The London Free Press BYLINE: Lydia Lovric Well-meaning parents may have the best of intentions, but arming kids with cellphones in the name of safety might be the equivalent of giving chubby children cigarettes to help them lose weight. Potential risks associated with cellphones may outweigh any perceived benefits and parents should know the full...
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Barbie for her, G.I. Joe for him

Barbie for her, G.I. Joe for him National Post BYLINE: Lydia Lovric The New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women wants to give certain Christmas toys the ol’ heave ho ho. The council is urging parents to steer clear of presents that may promote violence or sexist stereotypes. Presumably this means that little Billy won’t be finding the latest Spiderman action figure,...
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