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Content Tagged: parenthood

The high costs of having, and raising children

Most people know that raising children costs money. From diapers and strollers to clothing, health care, food and schooling, parenthood can put a strain on a family’s financial resources. But would-be parents might be surprised to learn just how expensive raising a child really is. According to MoneySense magazine, it will cost today’s parents a […]

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I have two children – both in their thirties. My son is married and my daughter is in a long-term relationship. They have said they want children someday but I’m worried that if they wait too long, they won’t be able to. How do I talk to them about the ‘kids issue’ without sounding like a wanna-be grandparent (which I am)?

This month’s Ask an Expert question has been answered by our site creator, Dr. Judith Daniluk, a leading researcher and counsellor in the field of women’s sexuality and reproductive health. Learn more about Dr. Daniluk here.  The situation you find yourself in is one many parents of adult children are facing these days, as the trend to delay […]

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The challenges of balancing work and family life

In a recent article in The Globe and Mail Online, Camille Paglia makes a bold statement about women’s lives: “Perhaps there is no greater issue facing contemporary women than the choices they must make about balancing home and work”. Indeed, many women from all walks of life struggle with balancing the demands of these two […]

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From an adopted daughter to an adoptive mom

I always knew that I wanted to be an adoptive mother. My parents adopted my sister and I when we were very young. My parents had already had 4 kids who were teenagers when they decided that they wanted to adopt more children. They adopted my sister and I at the same time from an […]

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