Childcare

Our obsession with mollycoddling children is making them sad and fat – The Sun

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

NOW that the Scots have banned people from smacking kids – both their own and, presumably, those that belong to other people – I suppose we will dutifully follow suit and another one of life’s harmless little pleasures will have bitten the dust. Fair enough, we can still say horrible, frightening things to them in order to exert a bit of discipline. Sun dad Rod Liddle shares his view on…

UK children who need mental health services face ‘postcode lottery’ – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Children needing mental health care are forced to endure waits of up to 18 month for treatment while four in 10 psychiatric services for young people are failing, according to the health service regulator. The Care Quality Commission (CQC), after surveying mental health care for children in England, said that in one case young people were forced to wait as long as 493 days for treatment and 610 days for…

The grandparents raising heroin’s children – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 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…

The grandparents raising heroin’s children – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 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…

Tesla Turns Power Back On At Children’s Hospital In Puerto Rico – NPR

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Weeks after Tesla founder Elon Musk and Gov. Ricardo Rossello spoke about the tech company aiding Puerto Rico, Tesla says it has restored electricity to a children’s hospital, using solar energy and batteries. Tesla hide caption toggle caption Tesla Weeks after Tesla founder Elon Musk and Gov. Ricardo Rossello spoke about the tech company aiding Puerto Rico, Tesla says it has restored electricity to a children’s hospital, using solar energy…

Mindfulness for Children – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

For parents with infants, it can be useful to cultivate a sense of gratitude. This exercise, like others in this guide, is adapted from “Mindful Games,” an activity card set created by Ms. Greenland and Ms. Harris.    First, find a space where you can safely and comfortably walk indoors while holding your child. If you’re not feeling particularly happy, that’s okay. The point of this exercise is not to…

Obstacles for Immigrant Children Span Health, Education and Economics – WUNC

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation has found that children of color and those from immigrant families lag behind others in nationwide measures of health, education and economic security. Rob Thompson of the child advocacy nonprofit NC Child says the report’s findings in North Carolina are a reflection of the country as a whole.  Thompson says that’s concerning.  “Children of color and children from immigrant families are becoming…

Tesla Turns Power Back On At Children’s Hospital In Puerto Rico – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Weeks after Tesla founder Elon Musk and Gov. Ricardo Rossello spoke about the tech company aiding Puerto Rico, Tesla says it has restored electricity to a children’s hospital, using solar energy and batteries. Tesla hide caption toggle caption Tesla Weeks after Tesla founder Elon Musk and Gov. Ricardo Rossello spoke about the tech company aiding Puerto Rico, Tesla says it has restored electricity to a children’s hospital, using solar energy…

Childcare staff behavior may encourage kids to sample healthier food – Reuters

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

(Reuters Health) – Meal-time behaviors by childcare providers may encourage children to sample more nutritious foods, a recent study from Oklahoma suggests. Specifically, children in daycare were more willing to taste greater numbers of nutritious foods when staff members sat with them and ate the same food, when the staff determined whether children were full before removing the plate, and when they talked about healthy food. In contrast, merely sitting…

‘Mum Od’d again’: Children of the US drug crisis – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Dr John Gabis has investigated so many drug-related deaths that he stopped counting. The Chillicothe-based family medicine doctor and coroner of Ross County has had a unique insight into the opioid crisis in Ohio – counselling parents that struggle with addiction as well as investigating untimely, mostly drug-related, deaths. In 2015, the state of Ohio had one of the US’ highest overdose rates; one in nine US heroin deaths happened in Ohio, according to a study by the Kaiser…

Three weeks and counting: As Congress dithers on children’s health program, more states face crisis – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Congress has hardly slathered itself with glory in its current session, but among its most shameful failures surely is its failure to renew funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides coverage for about 9 million low-income children and pregnant women. As we’ve reported before, Congress failed to renew CHIP before its previous two-year reauthorization expired on Sept. 30. The clock has now ticked off more than three weeks…

Children Orphaned By Battle Against ISIS Remain Vulnerable Amid … – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: U.S.-backed Iraqi forces drove ISIS out of Mosul a few months ago. But the impact that ISIS and the battle had on some of the city’s children will last forever. Those children have lost a parent or perhaps both parents. NPR’s Jane Arraf introduces us to some of them. A warning – this story contains disturbing descriptions of violence. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) UNIDENTIFIED SINGER: (Singing) The…

Conference focuses on early education opportunities for children – KPAX-TV

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

HELENA – More than 100 educators, health care workers, state, and local government representatives and other professionals from around Montana gathered in Helena on Tuesday to talk about how to improve early education opportunities for Montana kids. They took part in the state’s first Early Childhood Collective Impact Institute. The event is designed to get organizations thinking about ways they can work together more effectively to help children. Deb Halliday, one of…

Thousands of unaccompanied children in Greek island camps need help – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

There are an estimated 18,500 migrant children in Greek refugee camps,more than 2,500 of whom are unaccompanied. The country is facing a tremendous challenge to support them; there is no specific legal framework or adequate public support after years of austerity. Insufficient funding means there are only 1,130 places in shelters on the mainland while 1,650 children wait in camps, reception centres, safe zones and detention – or are reported…

UNESCO: 264 million children have no access to school – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Over 260 million children and youths across the world, equivalent to the combined population of Russia, Poland and Germany, have no access to education, according to a new report from the UNESCO. There are 61 million children of primary school-age (6-11 years) disadvantaged, 60 million of lower secondary school-age (12-14 years), and upper secondary school-age (15-17 years) set at 142 million. The findings are part of the 2030…

Time children spend on mobile devices has tripled in four years … – LA Daily News

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

BY ASHLEY HOPKINSON, EdSource The amount of time young children spend on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets has tripled in the last four years, according to a nationwide report that measures technology use among children 8 years old and younger. Children in that age group, on average, currently spend 48 minutes per day on a mobile device, compared to 15 minutes per day in 2013 and 5 minutes in 2011, according…

Parenting is hard in Think of the Children – PC Gamer

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Think of the Children is a local co-op game that has you taking on the numerous challenges of being a parent. You are not just the parent of one child—that would be too easy—but instead are in charge of multiple toddlers, all looking to get into mischief and only a few seconds away from environmental dangers. Your job is keeping them safe, an obvious main goal for a parent, but…

Bozeman’s Children Need Our Help – kmmsam

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Representatives from Child Bridge were on Dominick In The Morning today and they are having a community event tomorrow night in Bozeman. Looking at the world problem of children in need they sited an amazing fact: “143 million orphans. 2 billion Christians. If just 7% of today’s Christians cared for a single orphan, there would be no more orphans.” The number of children needing foster care is growing. The drug problem is breaking up…

‘The Children’ Adds Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen & Roman Christou … – Deadline

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: New Line Cinema’s The Children has added youngsters Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen and Roman Christou as leads in the upcoming horror film from director Michael Chaves and The Conjuring producer James Wan. The story centers on a social worker who, while investigating the mysterious disappearance of two children, discovers her own family might be in jeopardy.  Kinchen plays Samantha, a victim of an evil force. Linda Cardellini, Patricia Velasquez, and Sean Patrick…

Homeless man accused of grabbing children in Old Sacramento – Sacramento Bee

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A 28-year-old man is in jail after being accused of accosting school children who were visiting Old Sacramento. The incident was reported at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday on Front Street. Sacramento police spokesman Officer Eddie Macaulay said the man, identified as Ricky Huffman, allegedly approached the children and grabbed two of them by the shoulder. Macaulay said officers were still investigating the incident and no details were available. Huffman, who is…