Childcare

Caring for children with chronic conditions – bestofneworleans.com

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

click to enlarge There are many local resources that provide care and education for kids with chronic conditions, as well as emotional support for their caregivers and loved ones. Caring for…

UNICEF Report: 300 Million Cases Of Violence Against Children Ages 2 To 4 – NPR

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

A new report from UNICEF says that violence against children knows no boundaries. Among the statistics that back up that statement: Approximately 300 million children around the world between the ages two and four are subject to physical punishment or verbal abuse from their parents or caregivers. Every seven minutes, an adolescent is murdered. By the time they reach age 19, fifteen million girls have already experienced forced sexual acts,…

Too many children in criminal court, says senior judge – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Too many children are being criminalised by the courts, the most senior family judge in England and Wales has warned.  Sir James Munby, president of the family division of the High Court, said that the Crown Prosecution Service should look at changing its charging policy for children so that fewer of them end up in the criminal courts.  Speaking at the Howard League for Penal Reform on Monday, the senior…

Violence against children pervasive in homes, schools and communities – UNICEF – UN News Centre

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

1 November 2017 – About 300 million, or three-quarters, of the world’s two- to four-year-old children experience either psychological aggression or physical punishment, or both, by their caregivers at home, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report published Tuesday. “The harm inflicted on children around the world does tremendous damage,” said UNICEF Chief of Child Protection Cornelius Williams…

Body found at Kansas storage unit during check on children – Fox News

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

LENEXA, Kan. –  An investigation into a man found sleeping with his two children in a Kansas storage unit has led to the discovery of a body in a cooler, police and court records say. Justin Rey, 35, is jailed on $1 million bond in Johnson County, Kansas, on two counts each of aggravated child endangerment and contributing to a child’s misconduct. No attorney is listed for him…

Florida pizza restaurant banned children, and many are not happy – Fox News

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A pizza restaurant has made a polarizing decision to ban children from their restaurant after a scary event involving a child’s safety.  (iStock) A Tampa Bay pizza shop posted a sign outside its business last week – no children. The sign, written in all capital letters, quickly drew the attention, and ire, of many in the community. Soon after the new policy took place, a Tampa Bay Mom’s…

Syria’s children – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The impact of six years of war on young lives Since the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, more than eight million Syrian children have been affected by the conflict – out of which 2.4 million have become refugees in the neighbouring countries. The impact of the war on these young lives ranges from direct loss of family members and war injuries, to mental…

Kevin Spacey’s brother: Our father abused us as children – Page Six

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The allegations leveled against Kevin Spacey have dredged up disturbing memories about his childhood — as his brother said their father was a “Nazi child rapist” who abused them for years in their “house of horrors home.” Randall Fowler, 62, a colorful Rod Stewart impersonator, said he was not surprised that Anthony Rapp accused his Oscar-winning brother of trying to seduce him when he was 14, the Sun reported. Fowler’s agent, Bonnie…

Early childhood education expert: I saw a brilliant way to teach kids. Unfortunately it wasn’t in the United States. – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

  Children learn while they play in a sandbox on a playground at school. (iStock) One of the most frustrating things in education today is how much experts know about how to teach children but ignore what they know works when it comes to setting policy. Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education expert, has talked and written about this for years as it relates to the education of young children,…

Syria’s children – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The impact of six years of war on young lives Since the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, more than eight million Syrian children have been affected by the conflict – out of which 2.4 million have become refugees in the neighbouring countries. The impact of the war on these young lives ranges from direct loss of family members and war injuries, to mental…

Pensioner feared to have been killed in house fire with five children had recently won care battle – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A pensioner feared killed in a devastating house fire along with five children was understood to have been at the centre of an emotional legal battle, it emerged on Tuesday. David Cuthbertson is feared to have died when flames tore through his converted barn in mid-Wales, where he lived with eight of his 17 children. Three of the youngsters, aged 13, 12 and 10, managed to escape from the burning building, but…

Syria activists say 7 children killed in government shelling – ABC News

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

At least seven Syrian children were killed in government shelling of a rebel-held area outside Damascus on Tuesday, most as they left school, activists said. The government has intensified its campaign against the last rebel holdouts on the outskirts of the capital as Russian-sponsored talks in Kazakhstan aim to consolidate “de-escalation zones” in different parts of the country. The limited local truces are aimed at freezing the lines of the…

Llangammarch Wells fire: Father and children feared dead – BBC News

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Media captionAerial footage of the house shows the devastation caused by the blaze A father and several of his children are feared to have died in a fire at a remote farmhouse in Powys. Three children, aged 10, 12 and 13, escaped the blaze near Llangammarch Wells just after midnight on Monday and are being treated in hospital. One of the people unaccounted for has been named locally as David…

To Change the World, Begin Building One That’s Good for Children – NBCNews.com

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

We live in dangerous times, or so it feels. It’s not just a feeling, though: More and more families struggle to make ends meet, and to find affordable childcare and health insurance. There’s a vengeful white supremacist in the White House, from which the daily news sounds surreal and bordering on chaos. And only stubborn deniers can ignore the reality of climate change and its intensifying super storms, melting glaciers…

Hamilton woman admits to stabbing fiancé with 5 children present – Hamilton Journal News

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Tresha Deshay Shakir, 19, of the 900 block of South Ninth, is charged with domestic violence and felonious assault for allegedly stabbing Nathan Nelson in the torso Saturday.

To Change the World, Begin Building One That’s Good for Children – NBCNews.com

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

We live in dangerous times, or so it feels. It’s not just a feeling, though: More and more families struggle to make ends meet, and to find affordable childcare and health insurance. There’s a vengeful white supremacist in the White House, from which the daily news sounds surreal and bordering on chaos. And only stubborn deniers can ignore the reality of climate change and its intensifying super storms, melting glaciers…

Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids? – NPR

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Earlier this month, the toy-giant Mattel announced it had pulled the plug on plans to sell an interactive gadget for children. The device, called Aristotle, looked similar to a baby monitor with a camera. Critics called it creepy. Powered by artificial intelligence, Aristotle could get to know your child — at least that was how the device was being pitched. “Aristotle is designed to comfort, entertain, teach and assist,” according…

3 children killed, 6 hurt after truck slams into buggy | New York Post – New York Post

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

At least three children were killed and six others critically injured after a pickup truck slammed into a horse-drawn buggy early Sunday in central Michigan, officials said. The crash took place around 8:34 a.m. in Sheridan, located about 45 miles northeast of Grand Rapids, FOX 17 reported. Michigan State Police told FOX 17 the pickup was traveling eastward when it struck the buggy and “demolished it.” Nine people were riding…

State Department support for diplomats with children with disabilities is contracting – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

The U.S. State Department has been quietly withdrawing financial support for diplomat families of children with special needs, effectively forcing some parents to serve overseas without their children or ultimately leave the Foreign Service. In the past year and a half, the department has stopped funding some services that children with disabilities would be entitled to in the United States, including therapy, one-on-one school aides, periodic retesting, and summer or…