March 2019. Aric Sigman. API - report: A Movement for Movement Screen time, physical activity and sleep:a new integrated approach for children Download PDF here
Category: Children’s Well-Being
Should We Trust Google Apps?
January 2019 - GOOGLE APPS FOR KIDS are accused of: Illegal data collection.Manipulating children into in-app purchases.Ads for gambling and alcohol.Modeling harmful behavior like cleaning your eyes with sharp objects Sign the Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood petitionTell Google: Adopt…
Canadian Tax Court Affirms Parental Discretion Over Non-Parental Child Care Decisions and Age of Children Home Along
September 21, 2018. Jamie Golombek, Financial Post - article: Canadian Tax Court Affirms Parental Discretion Over Non-Parental Child Care Decisions and Age of Children Home Along. Non-parental child care expenses incurred so parents can "work" can be deducted for children…
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Parents take BC government to court over tragic death of their toddler son in daycare
September 18, 2018. Anita Bathe. CBC - article: Parents take BC government to court over tragic death of their toddler son in daycare The case raises government violation of the child's Charter right to security of person. Daycare regulations are…
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Breastfeeding Under Attack Again
July 8, 2018. Andrew Jacobs. New York Times - article: U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials July 9, 2018. R. S. Ahthion. Counterpunch - article: The Sordid History of Infant Formula and Trump's Attempt To Bully, Blackmail…
Our Kids Physical Activity and Sleep are in Serious Trouble
Our Kids Physical Activity and Sleep are in Serious Trouble Canada's 2018 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children & Youth Jun 19, 2018. Joel Barnes et. al. Participaction - report: Download report PDF here
More Immune Cells Found in Mums’ Milk
June 2018. Babak Baban, Aneeq Malik, et. al. JAMA Pediatrics - research letter: Breastfeeding research: more immune cells found in mums' milk
How did good parenting become a crime?
Apr 16, 2018. Aaron Hutchins. Maclean's - article: How did good parenting become a crime?
Fund Child Care, Not Daycare Spaces
December 20, 2017 Toronto Star editorial by Kids First President, Helen Ward: Fund child care, not daycare spaces
Funding Families Not "Spaces"
March 27, 2017: National Post article by Kids First President, Helen Ward, on Federal Budget promise of more daycare funding. Funding families not "spaces" is fair and better for children's well-being.
March 27, 2017. Helen Ward. National Post - op-ed: "Helen Ward: The new Liberal budget will send money for 'children' right to the wealthy and the bureaucrats" (Note: this was written in response to the 2017 budget)
Children in touch with nature do better in SATs (broken link)
Feb 2016 Derby Telegraph article: University of Derby: Children in touch with nature do better in SATs (broken link)
Research on 'Educational' Electronic Toys (broken link)
Jan 2016: Research on infant learning shows 'educational' electronic toys don't help
It’s Payback Time for Women
Jan. 8, 2016, New York Times article: Unpaid care work - Finland announces Universal Basic Income for all adults. It's Payback Time for Women
Kevin O'Leary On Daycare: It’s unCanadian
Oct 2015: Tycoon dragon blasts daycare: "anti family" "incentivizing parents" Business News Network interview - Bucking the international business sector promotion of tax-subsidized daycare, Kevin O'Leary, Canadian tycoon featured on CBC TV's "Dragon's Den", took time during this interview to…