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May 10, 2017
For Immediate Release

Waterloo – Mother’s Day is celebrated annually on the second Sunday of May.

The following Laurier experts are available to comment on parenting and motherhood:

Linda Quirke, associate professor in Laurier’s Sociology program, is an expert on “intensive” mothering, helicopter parenting and she is available for comment on parenting magazine advice to mothers and how expert advice to mothers has changed over time. Contact information: lquirke@wlu.ca.

Lea Caragata, professor in Laurier’s Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work, is an expert on single mothers. She is available to comment on low-income single mothers, single mother-led households, the public discourse on single moms, welfare and single moms. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x5219 or lcaragata@wlu.ca.

Cynthia Comacchio, professor in Laurier’s Department of History, is available to comment on the origins of Mother's Day and its evolution through the 20th-century to present. Contact information: ccomacchio@wlu.ca.

Bree Akesson, assistant professor in the Faculty of Social Work, is an expert on international child protection. Her research has explored topics of children and families affected by war and the parenting practices of refugee families living in northern Lebannon. Contact information: 519-756-8228 x5345 or bakesson@wlu.ca.

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Media Contacts:

Kevin Crowley, Director, Communications and Public Affairs

E: kcrowley@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3070

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