Childcare

The Disastrous Time Tens of Thousands of Children Tried to Start a Crusade – History

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

By the time Stephen of Cloyes and his followers reached Paris in 1212, they were exhausted, hungry and thirsty. But nothing could keep their leader from his bold mission. His entourage waited as Stephen demanded—and got—an audience from the King of France to ask for permission to conduct a crusade. Stephen’s vision was grandiose: Along with his followers, he’d remove Muslims from Jerusalem and reclaim the Holy Land for Catholics….

Children ‘embarrassed by tipsy parents’ – BBC News

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Moderate drinking by parents can have a negative impact on children, causing anxiety and disrupting bedtime routines, a study says. The Institute of Alcohol Studies said parents do not have to regularly drink large amounts around children for them to notice changes in adults’ behaviour. Three in 10 parents said they have been drunk in front of their children and five in 10 “tipsy”, its survey…

Disabled children learn life skills through football – FIFA.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

26 Non-Governmental Organisations from Russia and Europe gathered in Moscow for workshop organised by FIFA and adidas Organisations part of FIFA’s Football for Hope initiative exchanged experiences and best practices Effective training sessions can bring out positive social changes in lives of disabled children It is well known that playing football brings enjoyment and improvements to one’s health, but children who play this sport loved by millions…

Mum takes more responsibility for the children – ScienceNordic

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This article was originally published on Kilden – Information and news about gender research in Norway. Read the original article. Mother and father still don’t carry the same responsibility at home. Not even when both mother and father want it. The key may lie in ‘the third shift’, according to Kristine Warhuus Smeby. The sociologist has recently defended her PhD thesis on equality within the third shift, a topic she…

Wednesday briefing: Children harmed by seeing parents drunk – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Top story: Not in front of the children … Hello – it’s Warren Murray letting you know what’s occurring this morning. At least 30% of parents admit being “tipsy” or drunk around their children, a study has found, prompting calls for a national conversation about alcohol consumption and the harm that exposure can do to youngsters’ emotional development. Such behaviour can trigger family rows or leave children anxious, embarrassed, worried…

How Libraries Discriminate Against Undocumented Children | Time … – TIME

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

I was a kid desperate for stories. Introverted and strange, I spent much of my free time reading stack after stack of books. Many writers reminisce about the magic of libraries when they were growing up; these places are often depicted as spaces of discovery and inspiration. But my local library was not such a place. I grew up in the working-class and predominately Mexican town of Cicero, Illinois, which…

What Parenting Is Like, In 18 Songs | HuffPost – HuffPost

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Most pop songs are about romance, but if you listen closely, you’ll notice some can also apply to parenting. At least, parts of them can. 

Ga. Mom Allegedly Killed 2 Kids by Putting Them in Oven Before Video-Calling Their Dad to Show Scene – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Georgia mom who allegedly murdered her young sons — and then showed the children’s father the scene on a video call — killed the boys “by placing them in an oven and turning it on,” according to an arrest warrant obtained by multiple outlets. Police have charged Lamora Williams with two counts of murder in the deaths of her 1- and 2-year-old sons after Atlanta police officials discovered the children with burn…

What Parenting Is Like, In 18 Songs – HuffPost

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Most pop songs are about romance, but if you listen closely, you’ll notice some can also apply to parenting. At least, parts of them can. 

How Libraries Discriminate Against Undocumented Children – TIME

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

I was a kid desperate for stories. Introverted and strange, I spent much of my free time reading stack after stack of books. Many writers reminisce about the magic of libraries when they were growing up; these places are often depicted as spaces of discovery and inspiration. But my local library was not such a place. I grew up in the working-class and predominately Mexican town of Cicero, Illinois, which…

Former hostage explains why couple decided to have children in captivity – Today.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The father of a family held hostage by a Taliban-linked group said he and his wife decided to have children in captivity because they always wanted a large family and “didn’t want to waste time.” Canadian Joshua Boyle was freed last week along with his American wife, Caitlin Coleman, and their three children, five years after the couple was seized by insurgents while backpacking in Afghanistan. Boyle told The Associated…

‘Anne Frank’ children’s costume sparks controversy – BBC News

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption Anne Frank, who became a symbol of courage, died at the age of 15 Online retailers are removing a children’s costume from websites after facing a backlash over its portrayal of teenage Holocaust victim Anne Frank. Several sites have ceased selling the outfit, while others continue to market it as a “World War Two evacuee girl”. The costume – a green beret, blue dress and…

Children who play football may take more hits to the head than originally thought, study finds – ABC News

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A new study has found that children who play youth football may take more high-magnitude hits to the head than originally thought. Researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) mounted censors on young football players’ helmets during 25 to 30 practices and seven games, and found that many players experienced high-magnitude head impacts, defined as impacts greater than 40 times the force of gravity. Researchers found that…

How to stop record numbers of children going into care? Help their mothers – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Some 90 children a day were taken into care last year – and the total number of children in care is now at a new high: 72,670 according to the latest statistics, and care numbers are rising at the fastest rate for five years. Financially, this is unsustainable. But in human terms too, it can’t carry on – because where does it leave the thousands of traumatised and grieving mothers,…

Filipinos among “One Million Children Praying the Rosary” campaign – Vatican Radio

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

(Vatican Radio)  Children in the Philippines are joining a worldwide campaign to recite the rosary in their homes and schools on Wednesday, October 18 for world peace, especially for children in war-torn Syria. “One Million Children Praying the Rosary” is an annual global event organized by the international Catholic charity “Aid to the Church in Need” (ACN) to foster peace and understanding. The intention for this year’s…

Don’t tell children to ‘sit still’ – they will end up as fat couch potatoes – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Telling children to “sit still” sets them up for a lifetime of obesity, a report by MPs and peers has warned. Parents and teachers should “treasure the young child’s natural inclination to be physically active” instead of telling them to stop fidgeting or to be seated for long periods, the parliamentary group said. Fitness experts said today’s children were being fed a diet of “sofa and screen time” while being…

Britain’s desperately unhappy children need more time with mummy – and less online – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

When we opened the phone lines in October 1986, we were inundated with calls. Thanks to the anonymity of the phone line, young people felt safe to ask for help, and the vast majority of calls were about physical and sexual abuse. From the very start we heard from children who felt life was not worth living, usually because they were being threatened into silence by their abusers. Some things…

Don’t tell children to ‘sit still’ – they will end up as fat couch potatoes – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Telling children to “sit still” sets them up for a lifetime of obesity, a report by MPs and peers has warned. Parents and teachers should “treasure the young child’s natural inclination to be physically active” instead of telling them to stop fidgeting or to be seated for long periods, the parliamentary group said. Fitness experts said today’s children were being fed a diet of “sofa and screen time” while being…

San Antonio woman sentenced in 2016 case where children were tied up like dogs – mySanAntonio.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Caption Close A woman charged in a horrific abuse case involving children who were bound at the ankles and wrists with dog chains and left in a Northeast San Antonio backyard in 2016 has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. As part of a plea agreement reached before Visiting Judge Laura Parker in Felony Impact Court on Friday, Porucha Phillips pleaded guilty to two counts of injury to a…