Show 7 | August 28, 2021 | Dr. Mark Tremblay: Study about screentime, mental health and physical activity | Ned Johnson: Communicating with Kids
Show 6: August 21, 2021 – Corby-Sue Neumann: Teaching Kids Meal Prep | Dr. Lisa Damour: Cultivating Independence
Dr. Hank Weisinger does not mince his words. Parental pressure. “It has unhealthy effects,” says the clinical psychologist, based in Norwalk, Connecticut. “The research is very consistent.”
When he lines up in the starting blocks for the first time — at the Tokyo Olympics — in the qualifying heats for his specialty 200-metre race, Aaron Brown may take a nanosecond or two to simply savour the moment, differently, before turning his attention to the race ahead of him.
Nine years in the making.
From inception to completion, one of the most significant and impactful accomplishments in Perdita Felicien’s full and extraordinary life — took almost an entire decade to realize.
“I knew I would write in 2012,” Felicien shared during an interview with Lianne Castelino for Where Parents Talk. “2012 is when I’m like, I’m done with racing, final Olympic cycle. I put up my spikes,” she says.
“My son was scared to go to school.” A searing admission that would disturb any parent. Except that this was Durba Mukherjee’s daily reality for months.
“When I look back, I was thinking that I was protecting my boy,” Durba Mukherjee, a single mom of one told Lianne Castelino during an interview for Where Parents Talk. “But you can see I failed. I failed to protect my boy.”
The natural, unavoidable chaos that ensues when a newborn enters the family dynamic remains fresh in Julie Morgenstern’s mind — more than two decades later.
At that time, Morgenstern, a native of Philadelphia, had just given birth to her first child, a daughter named Jessi. Navigating life with an infant suddenly came barging in with sleep deprivation and other life pursuits — in one fell swoop.
“No” is not an exclusively negative word when it comes to parenting.
“If you don’t say no, then you have no boundaries in the relationship,” says Carl Pickhardt Ph.D., father of four and a psychologist in private practice, based in Austin, Texas. “Relationships are about setting safe and responsible and caring boundaries.”
His body of work reads like a book. A living history book.
The themes, cases, and names easily recognizable --- forever etched in many minds and in legal lore for their resonance and impact --- each of which continue to reverberate decades later in some way.
“My mom was a strong woman, which made me a strong woman.”
Marie Hollaway was in her early 20s when her life took a dramatic turn.
“I didn’t expect to or plan to be a single mom,” said Hollaway, now 58 years old.
In the wee hours of the night, Pei finds herself busy. Sleep has not been part of her nightly routine for months.
"I try to create a quiet and comfortable environment to ensure his study," says Pei, whose eldest son Eric (Kailin) Chen is a Grade 11 student at St. Michael's College School (SMCS). "I always prepare delicious food for him during midnight in Beijing."
It's a schedule mother and son have grown accustomed to. They've been following it for more than a year now.
"I've been learning e...
The pandemic has given one of the greatest football players in the history of the Canadian Football League — pause.
“I think the biggest thing is it has gotten us closer to be honest with you,” says Anthony Calvillo, CFL Hall of Fame quarterback, referring to his immediate family which includes his wife and two teenage daughters.
Their joy is unmistakable. Infectious really.
As a married couple and as parents.
Two of the greatest female hockey players to ever to suit up for their respective countries — Canada and the United States — together own eight Olympic medals, and more than two dozen pieces of World Hockey Championship hardware between them.
Their extensive resumes as elite level athletes who climbed to the summit of their sport over decades — seems to pale in comparison when compared to their current journey —...
As the journalist tasked with reporting from Ontario’s political headquarters about all education matters — for the largest daily newspaper in Canada — Kristin Rushowy has been operating at an even more breathless pace than usual since March 2020 — all while raising her three teenage children by herself.
“Education, which I’ve been covering for the last year, has been really, really busy,” says Rushowy, the Queen’s Park bureau reporter for the Toronto Star.
“Everything sort of started with th...