“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
Growing up in Trinidad until the age of 18, Renee-Sylvestre Williams had a solid grounding and appreciation for family. She revelled in the company of her various “aunties,” her uncles, her cousins and her neighbours, who lived in her community and who would keep an eye out on her and the other kids – whether they liked it or not.
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
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
Parenting is a challenge when you're doing it solo. Just ask Joe and Doug, two single dads who are have figured out some efficient and effective ways of navigating single fatherhood. In this episode of the Parenting Then and Now podcast, these dads provide some tips, advice and discussion around solo parenting, kids and life.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
Dr. Sean Hayes joins Sam to discuss the changes in society and culture related to parenting over the past 30+years. How did we go from latchkey kids to helicopter parenting? Dr Hayes breaks it down in this episode.Read More
Karen Finocchio, aka "One Tough Muther" has seen a lot, lived through a lot and now helps a lot of women around the world to find their inner strength and to make their best life happen. This supermom and super advisor to many has gone through tough times and come through the other side and now provides guidance and support to others in need.Read More