“Like mother, like daughter” is not always necessarily the case. So says Molly Jong-Fast on this episode of the Parenting Then and Now Podcast.Read More
Raised in the 70's and 80's, this mother of six who has taken the wise words and advice of her Irish Catholic grandmother and used this knowledge to become the amazing parent that she is today.
Julie's childhood was largely influenced by not only her grandmother, but her parents, her siblings and her close-knit family structure that informed how she would one day become Superwoman extraordinaire.Read More
Jacki Yovanoff grew up in the most conventional of conventional families. She went to Catholic school, her father worked outside the home and her mother stayed home with Jacki and her younger brother while the kids were young. Jackie completed high school, went to university, got married and had kids, "just like she was supposed to do."
It wasn't until a point in her marriage that she realized that the life she was living was not for her.Read More
Precious Chong knows all about how to talk to kids about drugs. After all, her dad - famous cannabis-culture hero Tommy Chong - was a leader and supporter of legalization and use of marijuana before it became cool to do so.
With pot becoming legal in Canada in 2018, and many U.S. states considering the prospect of doing so as well, many parents are stressed about how to broach this sensitive subject with their kids. Precious breaks it down and speaks to Sam about her own experiences growing up with her dad, and what it taught her about being open to discussions about this and other topics.Read More
Raising kids in a rapidly changing world has always been a challenge, but perhaps not as much as it is today. At least that's what comedian Charlie Demers is finding as he navigates fatherhood with his four-year-old daughter.Read More
School and parenting seem to be at odds these days. Why is it that parents are increasingly told that they must follow what appear to be arbitrary and often unnecessary rules in order for their kids to participate in school, or life in general?Read More
In 2008, she was labelled "The World's Worst Mom" after she let her nine-year-old son ride the New York subway alone. But the public outcry and anger at Lenore Skenazy wasn't enough to stop this determined mom from raising her kids the way she felt was best.Read More