Posts tagged “parenting”

  • What Makes a Baby Toronto Book Launch

    June 9, 2013

    Final Cover.inddWhat Makes a Baby Toronto Book Launch
    Sunday, June 9th @ 3pm
    The Academy of the Impossible
    231 Wallace Ave
    Toronto, ON

    Join author Cory Silverberg and illustrator Fiona Smyth on Sunday, June 9th at the Academy of the Impossible for the Toronto book launch of their new picture book What Makes a Baby.

    Geared to readers from pre-school to 8 years old, it teaches curious kids about conception, gestation, and birth in a way that works regardless of whether or not the kid in question was adopted, conceived using reproductive technologies, at home or in a clinic, through surrogacy, or the old fashioned way, and regardless of how many people were involved, their orientation, gender and other identity, or family composition. Just as important, the story doesn’t gender people or body parts, so most parents and families will find that it leaves room for them to educate their child without having to erase their own experience.

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  • What Makes a Baby: “A story about where we’re from tells us where we are—and where we should be going”

    May 7, 2013

    What Makes a Baby, on sale May 21st, written by sexuality educator Cory Final Cover.inddSilverberg and illustrated by Fiona Smyth, offers answers to every child’s question about how they came to be— however it is they came to be!

    In a recent review by Noah Berlatsky in The Atlantic, Silverberg is praised for “includ[ing] all children, regardless of whether they have a mommy and daddy who had sex, or adopted them, or whether they have two mommies, or two daddies, or (as Silverberg mentioned in the guide) a trans daddy who gave birth to them, or any of a myriad of other possibilities. The book, then, tries not to impose one truth, but rather to open up possibilities and conversations.”

    To read the full review, go to The Atlantic online. This truly inclusive explanation of the birds and the bees is available in stores in two weeks!

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  • NOW Toronto: Midwifery is the world’s oldest profession

    NOW Toronto: Midwifery is the world’s oldest profession

    March 24, 2011

    For the record, midwifery, not prostitution, is the world’s oldest profession. You’d think, then, that the ancient art of assisting at birth could get some respect. But, especially in the United States, the rights of birthing mothers to make decisions about their own bodies and have access to midwives continue to be trampled by the medical establishment . . . the Manifesta itself, a call for a return to the age-old knowledge women have always had about our bodies and a movement to support it, is required reading.

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