Parents refuse use of vaccinated blood in life-saving surgery on baby

New Zealand’s health service has made a court application over the guardianship of a four-month-old baby whose parents are refusing to allow his life-saving heart surgery to go ahead unless non-vaccinated blood is used. The parents of the baby discussed their son’s health situation and their medical preferences in an interview with an anti-vaccination campaigner. … Read more

As N.S. town grapples with youth mental health, parents search for solutions |

  Warning: This story contains content that may be disturbing to some readers. Discretion is advised.  The Mental Health & Addictions Provincial Crisis Line can be reached at 1-888-429-8167. More resources are listed below. Three years after her daughter lost her battle with her mental health struggles, Kelly Mitchell is still coming to terms with … Read more

Montreal hospital may remove boy’s breathing tube despite parents’ objection: court |

A Quebec Superior Court judge has ruled that a Montreal children’s hospital can permanently remove a breathing tube from a five-year-old who has been in a coma since June. The Sainte-Justine hospital sued the child’s parents because they are refusing to consent to the procedure unless the hospital plans to reintubate the child if things … Read more

An Exhausted Parent’s Guide to the 13 Spookiest Moments on Sesame Street

Halloween brings chaos. I don’t know about you, but we were late to buying costumes, early on eating candy, and the squirrels have ripped the faces off our jack-o’-lanterns. That attack has made them much more upsetting to look at — for me. Our toddler loves them, and cries when we don’t let him bring … Read more

Depression stigma lets talk more don’t worry parents.

Family and  Friends Depression stigma:  To this day, mental health problems  is a widely misunderstood. Unfortunately, this misconception often leads to shame. Many teens with depression feel ashamed and guilty for their condition, which is made worse by how others sometimes treat them. As bad as that is, there are things that we can do to … Read more

Canada still facing shortage of kid’s pain medications. What options do parents have? – National |

There are growing concerns about an ongoing nationwide shortage of pain medications for children in Canada, as the annual flu season and a potential wave of COVID-19 loom. Since the summer, infant and children’s acetaminophen and ibuprofen products have been in limited supply in retail outlets, pharmacies and hospitals across Canada. Read more: Children’s pain … Read more

This hospital hair salon is pampering NICU parents in the sweetest way

Having spent time in the NICU herself, salon owner Sarah Pulley jumped at the opportunity to open a hospital “Beauty Bar” with Ronald McDonald House Charities. Becoming a parent can be a big and scary adjustment even when labour and delivery go smoothly, and it’s made all the more difficult for parents of babies in … Read more

Parents, critics demand fix to kids’ pain medication shortage ahead of Canada’s flu season – National |

Critics and parents are calling for action to address an ongoing shortage of some kids’ pain and fever medications ahead of flu season and a potential new COVID-19 wave. Federal Conservative health critic Michael Barrett says the government has failed to do enough to ensure adequate supplies of children’s medications containing acetaminophen and ibuprofen. He … Read more

Uvalde Parents Are Blockading the School District Office

Parents of children killed during the May 2022 Uvalde, Texas school shooting are entering day three of a protest outside of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District. The parents, who are blocking the building’s entrance, say that the school district has failed to investigate the school resource officers who didn’t enter the classroom for a … Read more

‘Parents are frightened for themselves and for their children’: an inspirational school in impossible times

Take a short bus ride south-east, from under the dome of the Queen’s College on Oxford High Street, past the aloof spires of Magdalen College and beneath them the tourists wobbling in their rented punts, past the botanical gardens, the cricket fields and sculls of Magdalen College school, the Iffley Road sports grounds where Roger … Read more