Gail Marlene Schwartz


Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Susan Kuklin, author of Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, talks about putting together this eye-opening book.

Parenting a transgender child

When your son says he’s a girl, or your daughter says she’s a boy, how do you handle it?


Attachment Parenting: is it for you?

Family bed, no strollers, extended breastfeeding… adherents of so-called Attachment Parenting may seem a bit over-the-top for many busy parents. But 20 years after the movement began, one mother finds its ideals are sinking into the mainstream, and it’s easy to adopt the elements that work for you.

Adopting a child from Canada

With thousands of Canadian children waiting for their forever homes, more and more parents are discovering you don’t have to travel abroad to build a family.

Same sex parents: The kids are all right

When Jenavieve was in Grade 1, after being adopted by Daniel and Scott, a classmate teased her for having two dads.  Thankfully she had rehearsed this moment with her parents; hands on hips, the six-year-old retorted, “Well, I’m adopted and they’re the family I chose, so if you don’t like...