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The State of Your Children: The Top Five Things you need to know about your children

This spring, UNICEF released Report Card 11 ranking the well-being of children in rich countries. Well-being is measured by a wide range of factors that make life better for children including healthy behaviours, positive relationships with peers and parents, high educational achievement and low levels of child poverty. Here’s how Canada’s children rank: 1. Our […]

Authors:

Lisa Wolff
Lisa Wolff, Director, Policy and Education, UNICEF Canada, has worked in the organization for more than a decade directing the domestic education and policy programs, which advance the rights of Canada’s children to develop to their fullest potential, consistent with international human rights standards.
 

Am I This Child’s Guardian?

The article “Who is a Parent? Not a Simple Question!” explores some of the legal complications faced by individuals and couples who are having children in non-traditional ways. Families can sometimes encounter a related, although somewhat different question: Who is a guardian of this child? This question is important because a child’s guardian is entitled […]

Authors:

Marilyn Doyle
Marilyn Doyle
Marilyn Doyle is a library technician in Edmonton.
 

Co-parenting: Doing your best for the kids during separation and divorce

Separation or divorce is one of the most emotionally taxing situations a person may face. On top of that, a parent is usually trying to maintain some semblance of normal life for their children. Some guidance in the midst of this can help. Family Justice Services offers Parenting After Separation seminars all across Alberta. You […]

Authors:

Marilyn Doyle
Marilyn Doyle
Marilyn Doyle is a library technician in Edmonton.
 

Mother May I? Schools and Parenting Disputes

I had the pleasure of attending a lecture by Jim Davies, the general counsel for the Edmonton Public School Board. He gave a group of family law lawyers the educator’s perspective on parenting disputes.1  Today’s dynamic family configurations can be complicated – divorced biological parents, foster parents, relatives, same-sex partners, step-parents, and even mature minors. […]

Authors:

Rosemarie Boll
Rosemarie Boll
Rosemarie Boll is Staff Counsel with the Family Law Office of Legal Aid Alberta and a regular contributor to LawNow Magazine since 1992. She is also the author of The Second Trial, a young adult novel about a young teenager who must leave his home, his school and everything he knows when an abusive father forces his family into hiding. Please visit her online at her website at www.rosemarieboll.com.
 

Update: Helping Children and Teens Deal with Separation and Divorce

In LawNow’s most recent issue, a very popular article has been “Helping Children and Teens Deal with Separation and Divorce“. Here is another resource to add to the list! The Public Legal Information Association of NL has recently released material for children and youth living in Newfoundland and Labrador, ages 10 to 15 years, dealing […]

Authors:

Marilyn Doyle
Marilyn Doyle
Marilyn Doyle is a library technician in Edmonton.
 


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