Childcare

Inside the Indian hospital where children are dying – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India – In the early afternoon of August 22, Pawan Tiwari and his wife Rinki sobbed inconsolably in front of the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College in the northern Indian city of Gorakhpur. “Oh, my boy, oh, my boy,” wailed Tiwari’s wife Rinki while sitting on the floor. Parents of other children at the hospital tried to comfort the couple sitting outside in the…

Children on East Side get the chance to celebrate Halloween early – KSAT San Antonio

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

SAN ANTONIO – Halloween isn’t might now be for another two days, but dozens of children on San Antonio’s East Side got the chance to celebrate early with a safe space for kids to have fun and trick-or-treat. Sunday was the second annual Hallow-East celebration at New Braunfels Avenue between Burnett and Dawson roads. More Halloween Headlines Oladipo’s late 3 gives Pacers rare 97-94 win over Spurs Most Texans kneel…

Kentucky couple, 3 young children killed in car crash during family … – Fox News

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

A couple and their three young children were killed in a car crash while going to see a family member, Fox 19 reports.  (FOX 19 Now) A couple and three young children were killed in a car crash while going to see a family member, Fox 19 reports. Samantha Malohn, 27 and Rodney Pollitt, Jr., 26, both died in the Thursday wreck, as did their three children, who were nine-,…

States running out of cash for children’s health insurance – The Hill

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Uncertainty about the future of an insurance program for children is sparking panic at the state level as officials scramble to keep their coverage going. Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expired a month ago, and states are dipping into unspent money or asking for help from the Trump administration to maintain coverage until Congress reaches a deal to extend it. “There’s a certain level of frustration…

Michigan buggy crash: 3 children killed, 6 hurt after truck slams into carriage – Fox News

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

At least three children were killed after a driver in a pickup truck slammed into a horse-drawn buggy on Sunday in Michigan.  (Fox 17) At least three children were killed and six other people were critically injured after a driver in 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…

Girl, 7, and boy, 10, killed in Rancho Bernardo condo fire – The San … – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

For the first time, 10-year-old Cristos Lopez was old enough to do the scaring at the annual Halloween school carnival. Dressed as a skeleton grim reaper, the fifth-grader worked the haunted house Friday night, spooking the little kids and loving every minute of it. Meanwhile, his sister, 7-year-old Isabella Lopez — who everyone called Bella — showed off her sassy version of “Monster High” character Frankie Stein, from the striped…

The Lost Children of Tuam – The New York Times – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

TUAM, Ireland Behold a child. A slight girl all of 6, she leaves the modest family farm, where the father minds the livestock and the mother keeps a painful secret, and walks out to the main road. Off she goes to primary school, off to the Sisters of Mercy. IRELAND Tuam Dublin …

‘As bad as it gets’: Children starving in DR Congo | DR Congo News … – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of children in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will starve to death in the next few months without emergency food aid, a UN official has said. About 7.7 million people are on the verge of starvation in the DRC, of which 3.3 million are in Kasai, an eastern province where 1.4 million have been forced to flee their homes over the…

A mother purposely drove SUV with her three children off a cliff, police say – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Investigators have spent a year mulling every possible reason Noel Bankhead’s SUV might have sped over a 50-foot cliff and plummeted into an Idaho reservoir on a Tuesday morning in June, killing the mother and her three children. Maybe the red Land Rover had some sort of safety recall or mechanical failing? Perhaps Bankhead had a medical emergency — a seizure or stroke that caused her to lose control of the…

The Lost Children of Tuam – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

TUAM, Ireland Behold a child. A slight girl all of 6, she leaves the modest family farm, where the father minds the livestock and the mother keeps a painful secret, and walks out to the main road. Off she goes to primary school, off to the Sisters of Mercy. Her auburn hair in ringlets, this child named Catherine is bound for Tuam, the ancient County Galway town whose name derives…

Trump Declares Journalists’ Children Cute, but He’s Still Wary of Their Parents – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

He waved his hands horizontally. “Mmm, don’t answer,” he decided, as a Leia and a Batman looked on quizzically. “That can only get me in trouble, that question. No. You have wonderful parents, right?” There was more: “So, how does the press treat you? I’ll bet you get treated better by the press than anybody in the world, right? Huh? I think so. Hi, sweetheart.” And some for the parents:…

Trump Declares Journalists’ Children Cute, but He’s Still Wary of Their Parents – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

He waved his hands horizontally. “Mmm, don’t answer,” he decided, as a Leia and a Batman looked on quizzically. “That can only get me in trouble, that question. No. You have wonderful parents, right?” There was more: “So, how does the press treat you? I’ll bet you get treated better by the press than anybody in the world, right? Huh? I think so. Hi, sweetheart.” And some for the parents:…

Trump tells reporters’ children they ‘have no weight problems,’ as he passes out Halloween candy – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

President Trump handed out treats to the costumed children of White House reporters in the Oval Office on Friday. He passed out a few tricks to their parents, too, in the form of jabs coated in humor. “I cannot believe the media produced such beautiful children,” the president quipped, gesturing to kids dressed as “Star Wars” characters, super heroes and witches. “How the media did this, I don’t know.” “Oh,” Trump groaned at…

Father of woman killed with children in NKY crash: ‘Those kids were … – Cincinnati.com

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE The victims were Rodney Pollitt, Jr., 26, of Independence, and Samantha Malohn, 27, Hailieann Pollitt, 9, Brenden Pollitt, 8, and Cailie Pollitt, 6, all of Dry Ridge. Chris Mayhew/Jordan Kellogg Police are investigating a head-on accident in Independence that killed five people Thursday.(Photo: Fox19) Friday at 1 a.m., Ken Cooper heard a knock on his door on a rural, narrow road in Dry Ridge.  A…

For Russian children, fears of cancer are eased by a special doll – PBS NewsHour

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

For a child, a cancer diagnosis can be the stuff of nightmares. So doctors in Russia have started using a doll to demonstrate treatments, answer questions and try to ease fears. The doll, which is equipped with pictures of organs and cells, can show where catheters go and how chemotherapy drugs enter the body. Hospitals around the United States commonly use the dolls, and now a program funded by Podari…

Voters set to decide sales tax for early childhood education – Inside Tucson Business

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Coyote classroom is full of sensory wonders. Two little girls paint on an easel while children’s classical music plays quietly. A curly-haired three-year-old runs up to Bill Berk, the director of Outer Limits School, and hugs him around the legs. A trough full of dry beans labeled “sensory station” is equipped with plenty of tools for legume exploration. Kids move from little tables and chairs to…

Republican tactics put children’s health program in jeopardy – MSNBC

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Congress had a deadline of Oct. 1. That was the day current funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which has traditionally enjoyed bipartisan support, expired. Health care advocates initially hoped lawmakers would act soon after, and the missed deadline would be inconsequential, but nearly four weeks later, there is no solution. Why not? Vox’s Dylan Scott explained: The problem is offsets – spending cuts to pay for CHIP’s…

Inner cities are the best places to raise children by a country mile – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Another survey has been published about the “best place in Britain to bring up children”. This one, by Halifax, is in the spirit of similarly asinine lists such as the “best place to live in Britain” that invariably throw up places like Little Vista on the Wold as ultimate habitational lifestyle choices. This latest survey surpasses even these standards. Three of the top four best places to bring up a family are…

The grandparents raising heroin’s children – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

As the United States goes through the worst drug crisis in its history, a generation of children is being neglected, abandoned or orphaned by parents addicted to opioids. It’s often the grandparents that step in to fill the void. Tisa Beeler, a 52-year-old from Chillicothe, Ohio, took over raising four grandchildren, all of them younger than 10, after both of their parents fell into drug use and the children…