Childcare

Linda Cardellini to Star in James Wan Horror-Thriller ‘The Children’ (EXCLUSIVE) – Variety

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Linda Cardellini has been cast as the lead in New Line’s upcoming horror film “The Children” sources tell Variety. Michael Chaves is directing. James Wan and Gary Dauberman will produce through their Atomic Monster production banner along with Emile Gladstone. Michael Clear is exec producing. The story follows a social worker who, while investigating the mysterious disappearance of two children, discovers her own family might also be in jeopardy. Mikki…

2 Paths for Yemen’s War-Scarred Children: Combat, or Marriage – New York Times

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

According to the United Nations, one in two Yemeni children now suffers from stunted growth because of food shortages. Malnutrition has also left them vulnerable to illness. Teachers are not being paid, and 12,000 of the nation’s 14,400 schools are effectively closed. More than 700,000 Yemenis — half of them children — have suffered from cholera. Mohsina, whose family name has not been used to protect her identity, said in…

After 3 Years Under ISIS, Mosul’s Children Go Back To School – NPR

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

A teacher greets students on the first day of elementary school in Mosul, where regular classes have started for the first time since ISIS took over the northern Iraqi city three years ago. Hundreds of schools were damaged or destroyed in the fighting to take back Mosul. Others that have reopened lack books and basic supplies. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption toggle caption Jane Arraf/NPR A teacher greets students on the…

After 3 Years Under ISIS, Mosul’s Children Go Back To School – NPR

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

A teacher greets students on the first day of elementary school in Mosul, where regular classes have started for the first time since ISIS took over the city three years ago. Hundreds of schools were damaged or destroyed in the fighting to take back Mosul. Others that have reopened lack books and basic supplies. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption toggle caption Jane Arraf/NPR A teacher greets students on the first day…

Tessa Hadley on the Power Struggles of Parenting – The New Yorker

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

In “Funny Little Snake,” your story in this week’s issue, a young wife is confronted with her husband’s daughter—and his wife—from a previous marriage. The story is set in England in the sixties. Why did you choose that era as the backdrop? I find I’m drawn to imagining this era in British life. I was a child in the sixties, submerged in the private terrain of childhood, and of course…

At least 12 Rohingya, mainly children, drown in latest boat disaster – police – Reuters

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

COX‘S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – A boat carrying Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh capsized and at least 12 people, most of them children, drowned, police said on Monday, the latest victims of violence in Myanmar that has forced more than half a million people to flee. The boat sank near Shah Porir Dwip, on the southern tip of Bangladesh, late on Sunday with up to 35 people on board, Bangladeshi…

‘My world was utterly destroyed’: West Sacramento mother honors slain children – Sacramento Bee

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

Quietly, in fits and starts interrupted by weeping, Mai Sheng Vang confided that her “world was utterly destroyed.” Speaking publicly for the first time at a memorial service Saturday, the mother of three West Sacramento children who last month were killed allegedly by their father, remembered their smiles, their laughter and the feel of their hands on her face. “I will never stop missing them. I will never live a…

Hodges children killed by father honored at memorial service | The … – Sacramento Bee

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

Quietly, in fits and starts interrupted by weeping, Mai Sheng Vang confided that her “world was utterly destroyed.” Speaking publicly for the first time at a memorial service Saturday, the mother of three West Sacramento children who last month were killed allegedly by their father, remembered their smiles, their laughter and the feel of their hands on her face. “I will never stop missing them. I will never live a…

Co-Parenting With Alexa – The New York Times – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

Grace’s easy embrace of Alexa was slightly amusing but also alarming. My small experiment, with my daughter as the guinea pig, drove home to me the profound shift in our relationship with technology. For generations, our trust in it has gone no further than feeling confident the machine or mechanism will do what it’s supposed or expected to do, nothing more, nothing less. We trust a washing machine to clean…

Bullying harms children’s mental health, but for how long? – Medical News Today

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

Researchers say that childhood bullying can lead to symptoms of anxiety, depression, and psychotic-like experiences, but that they seem to dissipate over time. A new study in twins – which allowed researchers to control for the impact of shared environmental and genetic factors - looked into the effect of bullying on young children, and whether or not these effects are long-lasting. Between 1 in 3 and 1 in 4 students report having been bullied in…

Scorned and stateless: children of Isis fighters face an uncertain … – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

In a corner of a teeming refugee camp, 40 miles north of Raqqa, a small group of women and children are kept alone. They mill together at the back of a blue building; blond and brown haired children darting in between blankets that their mothers have hung as doors across small, dank rooms. Others in the Ain Issa camp call them “the Daeshis”, meaning Islamic State families. No one wants…

Co-Parenting With Alexa – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

Grace’s easy embrace of Alexa was slightly amusing but also alarming. My small experiment, with my daughter as the guinea pig, drove home to me the profound shift in our relationship with technology. For generations, our trust in it has gone no further than feeling confident the machine or mechanism will do what it’s supposed or expected to do, nothing more, nothing less. We trust a washing machine to clean…

Scorned and stateless: children of Isis fighters face an uncertain future – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

In a corner of a teeming refugee camp, 40 miles north of Raqqa, a small group of women and children are kept alone. They mill together at the back of a blue building; blond and brown haired children darting in between blankets that their mothers have hung as doors across small, dank rooms. Others in the Ain Issa camp call them “the Daeshis”, meaning Islamic State families. No one wants…

UPDATE: Sheriff: Preliminary autopsy indicates mother shot children in murder-suicide – WSAZ-TV

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — UPDATE 10/7/17 @ 5:05 p.m.CABELL COUNTY W.Va. (WSAZ) — One day after an apparent murder-suicide involving a mother and her children, preliminary autopsy results reinforce what officials with the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office originally suspected: that the mother is the shooter. Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle said, Friday, investigators believed that Leah Cart, 39, shot her children, aged 7-years-old and…

Milford men face charges of drugs, endangering children – The News Journal

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE New Castle County police are investigating multiple thefts from motor vehicles reported Friday morning throughout the community of Brandywine Farms, near Bellevue. New Castle County Police Department Carl W. Watson, 46 of Milford (left) and Dion Russ, 26 of Milford face charges related to possession of drugs and endangering Watson’s three juvenile children.(Photo: Provided by Delaware State Police) Two Milford men face criminal charges related…

Should we be having fewer children for the sake of the planet? – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

Last month, on these pages, I asked if you might get in touch with your questions and thoughts on population and climate change. You did – in some numbers. These generous contributions form the heart of the latest edition of We Need to Talk About …, our podcast featuring supporters’ voices, in which your concerns are addressed by a panel of Guardian journalists and experts. As a starting point, we…

Venezuela’s unrest, food scarcity take psychological toll on children – Reuters

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

LOS TEQUES, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelan siblings Jeremias, 8, and Victoria, 3, were in their pajamas and preparing to go to bed when a tear gas canister smashed through their family’s kitchen window in early July. National Guard soldiers were pelting the building in this highland town near Caracas with tear gas canisters as they searched for opposition activists who had been protesting against unpopular President Nicolas Maduro for over…