Childcare

‘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…

Philip Pullman’s swearwords are a useful lesson for children – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

“Philip Pullman Litters New Children’s Book With Swear Words.” So ran the Daily Mail’s headline introducing pearl-clutching coverage of his bad language in the newly published La Belle Sauvage. Its 500 words of faux outrage (fauxtrage?) over a novel containing the words “bollocks”, “bastards” and “fuck” began with with the stunning news that: “By his own admission, some of [his] fans are as young as seven”, seemingly inviting us to…

Rohingya children need support, normality and education – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Nine-year-old Hamida* has a bandage wrapped around her head and vacant eyes that suggest her mind and body are worlds apart. I’ve never seen a child’s face look so empty. Her uncle Ali, who cares for her now – despite her being the eleventh mouth he must feed – says she rarely speaks any more. That is, until dusk each evening. That’s when the terror returns. “She starts…

Children of immigrants experience more poverty, academic failure – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Children of immigrants, who make up 28 percent of all children in Maryland and nearly a quarter of those in Virginia and the District, are more likely to live in chronic poverty and less likely to perform at grade level in school, according to a report being released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report highlights disparities in opportunities for children of immigrants. It also highlights the harder-to-measure…

HIV-infected school aide accused of sexually victimizing 42 children in Maryland – Fox News

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Carlos Deangelo Bell was arrested for the alleged sexual assault of several boys.  (Charles County State Attorney’s Office) A former Maryland school aide and track coach accused of sexually assaulting several male students while he was HIV positive was indicted Friday on more charges as the number of victims has nearly doubled. The Charles County State Attorney’s Office announced Monday a 206-count indictment for Carlos Deangelo Bell, 30,…

The Hypocrisy of Parenting – HuffPost

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Friends of new or even tenured parents need to know that the parent you are close to is doing their best. They may get some things wrong (we all do), but if their child is happy, kind, healthy, and being taught to respect others, they are doing something right. Most parents, even at their best, worry that they are making mistakes with their children. Moments of complete confidence that they…

Is Not Having Children a Moral Decision? – Big Think

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

In 2015, the Atlantic published a review of a collection of essays, Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed. Each essay was penned by a male or female writer who decided not to have children. This led to a slew of positive and spiteful comments, requiring yet another article. In her review Sophie Gilbert offers an important if uncomfortable insight:  In 2015, thanks in no small part to the success of various works of fiction,…

Children needing asylum in UK not being helped by Dubs scheme – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Not a single child refugee from Greece or Italy has arrived in the UK under a scheme to help settle lone children since the dismantling of the Calais migrant camp a year ago, with 280 empty places offered by councils going unfilled. On the anniversary of the closure of the camp on the French coast, the chair of the home affairs select committee, Yvette Cooper, called for the overhaul of…

Black children may suffer more severe eczema, but are less likely to receive treatment, study shows – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Black children may have more severe eczema than white children, but they are less likely to visit a doctor for this common inflammatory skin condition, new research shows. Eczema causes the skin to become red and itchy. Roughly 11 percent of children in the United States are affected by the condition, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Previous studies have demonstrated disparities in overall health-care utilization…

Q&A marriage debate: no campaigner struggles to explain concern for children – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

A leading no campaigner has struggled to articulate her concerns about the impact of same-sex marriage on children, repeatedly saying on Q&A that she had no problems with parenting by gay and lesbian couples. Karina Okotel, a legal aid lawyer and federal vice-president of the Liberal party, told a questioner in the ABC talk show audience she readily accepted his point that “what matters is the love and support” families…

‘Sex brokers’ in Tijuana connect men looking to exploit very young children, FBI says – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

“It’s William from tonight. Precious was weird and fun. I’m already thinking about coming down next Thursday. Please send me pics of 3 or four of the youngest ones so I can choose.” FBI investigators say William Dixon Adelman, a 51-year-old Studio City man, sent the request to a Tijuana sex broker on July 3, 2015 — the same day border crossing records show he was returning to the U.S….

‘Grandma is dead’: five tips for talking to children about death – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Death is a scary business. Just thinking about it is terrifying, so when children force you to talk about it, it can feel worse than a clown climbing out of a drain. So if you can outsource at least part of it, to Disney and Pixar, that has to be a good thing. A study published in the Omega Journal of Death and Dying, by academics at the University at…

The children in care left without a school place – BBC News – BBC.com – BBC News

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Image copyright Shutterstock They are some of society’s most vulnerable children – those taken into care. And yet some schools are failing in their responsibility to give them places when asked. These disadvantaged children are meant to be placed before all others when it comes to school admissions. But politicians and officials from Oxfordshire are highlighting how more than 30 so called “looked-after children” in the area have been left…

Rick Shaw’s life honored with children’s charity event – WPLG Local 10 – Local 10

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – The memory of radio personality Rick Shaw, who died more than a month ago at age 78, continues to be honored. On Sunday, dozens gathered at Gulfstream Park’s Sport of Kings to remember and honor the man who introduced South Florida to the Beatles by donating to a cause that was important to him – the children in the community. More Community Headlines Rick Shaw, voice of…

The children in care left without a school place – BBC News

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Image copyright Shutterstock They are some of society’s most vulnerable children – those taken into care. And yet some schools are failing in their responsibility to give them places when asked. These disadvantaged children are meant to be placed before all others when it comes to school admissions. But politicians and officials from Oxfordshire are highlighting how more than 30 so called “looked-after children” in the area have been left…

Rick Shaw’s life honored with children’s charity event – Local 10

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – The memory of radio personality Rick Shaw, who died more than a month ago at age 78, continues to be honored. On Sunday, dozens gathered at Gulfstream Park’s Sport of Kings to remember and honor the man who introduced South Florida to the Beatles by donating to a cause that was important to him – the children in the community. More Community Headlines Rick Shaw, voice of…

Police: Two arrested after attempting to steal car with children inside … – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Two men were arrested Sunday morning after attempting to steal a car with two children inside in the Jefferson Park neighborhood, according to Chicago police. The incident occurred in the 5400 block of North Lovejoy Avenue around 8:08 a.m. when a newspaper delivery man exited his vehicle and left it running while on his delivery route, police said. The man’s two children, ages 1 and 4 years old, were still inside…

Young twins die in Gretna fire; grandmother, two other children escape – WWL

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

GRETNA, La. – Multiple agencies are investigating an overnight fire that damaged two duplexes in Gretna and resulted in the death of two eight-year-old girls early Sunday morning. According to David Crockett Fire Department Chief Mike Labruzza, the fire started at a home in the 2300 block of Lafayette Street around 1:30 a.m. When firefighters arrived, they said the duplex was engulfed in flames and spread to a home next…

Bipartisan childcare bill won’t help families that need it most | TheHill – The Hill

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

For months, the Trump administration has stressed the importance of helping low-income working families pay for good childcare, enabling parents to work while giving children access to high-quality care that helps them enter kindergarten ready to succeed. While assisting employed parents with the high costs of paid childcare didn’t make it into the recently released Unified Tax Framework, that’s the focus of the Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone (PACE) Act,…

Childcare crisis takes more than a financial toll – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Childcare costs have risen up to seven times faster than wages, according to TUC research. Average costs in England for parents with a one-year-old rose 48% between 2008 and 2016 and single parents have been hit hardest, spending more than 20% of their wages on childcare. While the government subsidises 15 to 30 hours of childcare for three- and four-year-olds, most parents with one-year-olds get no help. In the meantime,…