Institutional achievement and politeness should not be mutually exclusive, but both are essential for young people to find fulfilling work and relationships later in life
Jul 17, 2014
Canadians are more open about unconventional birth circumstances, including adoption, surrogacy and sperm and egg donation
Jul 10, 2014
Leah McLaren considers the British Medical Association’s push for a lifetime ban on the sale
Jul 03, 2014
Dear Nazanin, how are you, my dear? It's Leah McLaren
Jun 25, 2014
Put down the novels, forget about taking midday naps because when the hot season requires you to focus entirely on your children
Jun 19, 2014
The ‘real’ women' movement isn’t the solution to body image issues
Jun 12, 2014
Many parents think they should push their children to be high achievers. But where’s the joy in constant prodding?
Jun 05, 2014
Of all the issues being discussed in the wake of the Elliot Rodger’s mass murder-suicide in Isla Vista, Calif. last weekend – misogyny, racism and class – the most morally confusing by far is the role of Rodger’s parents
May 29, 2014
Attachment parenting can be a pernicious influence on many new parents, because it places undue responsibility on the primary caregiver to be ‘present’ at all times
May 22, 2014
Actor and ex-girlfriend conceived a child by in-vitro fertilization, and Patric seeks recognition as the boy's father
May 08, 2014
Leah McLaren is a Globe and Mail columnist and Europe correspondent for Maclean’s. In 2013, she won a gold National Magazine Award in the arts feature category.
In addition to journalism, Leah has written television drama and fiction. Her first novel, The Continuity Girl, published by HarperCollins Canada and Warner US, was a national bestseller, and her second will be out next year.
She was born in rural Ontario, grew up in a small town and now splits her time between Toronto and London, England, where she shares a home with her husband and son.