Childcare

More phthalates banned in children’s toys by US government – CNN

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Generation ISIS: When Children Are Taught to Be Terrorists – NBCNews.com

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Abu Shahed first realized his 11-year-old son was being brainwashed by ISIS when he saw the fourth-grader’s textbooks. They were filled with images of “bombs, guns, machine guns, tanks, warplanes and other war symbols,” the father of four recalled. The militant group’s black flag also featured in materials given to children at the ISIS-run school that Abu Shahed’s son was forced to attend after the militants captured the Syrian town…

Adoption: A father’s highs and lows of taking on two children – BBC News

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Image caption Adrian said seeing his children grow up has been rewarding “I can’t imagine family life being any different to this.” Adrian, from Pembrokeshire, has two adopted children, a girl aged 10 and a boy aged seven. As Wales sees an “unexpected increase” in children being put up for adoption, he said anybody considering giving a child a home should be prepared for challenges but also for love, joy…

Traumatized and Needy, Rohingya Children Make Up 60 Percent of Myanmar Refugees – Voice of America

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Worn down and traumatized, children make up about 60 percent of the Rohingya refugees fleeing what aid groups call ethnic cleansing in Myanmar and heading to difficult conditions and an uncertain future in Bangladesh. Some 320,000 refugees have crossed over since August, including 1,200 to 1,800 children daily in recent days, the United Nations Children’s Fund said Friday. Bangladesh’s social services department said 13,751 children without a parent or parents…

More phthalates banned in children’s toys by US government – CNN

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Parents sue Chicago day care center, alleging children were abused – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

The parents of a 3-year-old boy allegedly assaulted by his preschool teacher are suing the Chicago branch of the local day care chain, alleging a pattern of abuse condoned by its owner and staff. According to the lawsuit filed Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court, the parents of the child — who filed the suit as John and Jane Doe — enrolled him at the Belmont Avenue branch of Children’s…

Childcare costs rise up to seven times faster than wages – BBC News

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Childcare costs for young children have risen up to seven times faster than wages since 2008, a study suggests. TUC research shows that average costs in England for parents with a one-year-old rose 48% between 2008 and 2016, while average wages increased 12%. London and the East Midlands saw the biggest increase – childcare rose seven times faster than pay, the study said. The government said…

Childcare costs in England rise up to seven times faster than wages – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

The cost of childcare for young children in England has risen up to seven times faster than wages since 2008, analysis shows. TUC research published on Friday shows that childcare costs for parents with a one-year-old have soared by almost half (48%) over a period when their wages have fallen after adjusting for inflation, albeit rising by 12% in cash terms. The difference in the rate of increase was greatest…

Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh in dire state: UNICEF – Reuters

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

GENEVA (Reuters) – Nearly 340,000 Rohingya children are living in squalid conditions in Bangladesh camps where they lack enough food, clean water and health care, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday. Up to 12,000 more children join them every week, fleeing violence or hunger in Myanmar, often still traumatized by atrocities they witnessed, it said in a report “Outcast and Desperate”. In all, almost 600,000 Rohingya refugees…

Two moms in Florida, trying to explain hatred to their children – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

A wall on campus. (Stacey Steinberg) Darlena Cunha and Stacey Steinberg are mothers in Gainesville, Fla. As white supremacists threaten to flood their streets and police officers from all over the state barricade the roads, they struggle with how to explain this to their children in two very different ways. **** DARLENA: The squeak of a black permanent marker against poster-board pierced through the tense silence at the community center…

Trump administration weighs tighter vetting for women, children refugees: sources – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Trump administration is considering tightening the vetting process for women and children seeking to enter the United States as refugees, a proposal that if adopted would bring security checks closer to those for adult men, three sources with knowledge of the plan told Reuters. The plan could slow down refugee admissions even after the end of a 120-day ban on most refugees instituted by the…

Young Children Are Spending Much More Time In Front Of Small Screens – NPR

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

It’s not your imagination: Tiny tots are spending dramatically more time with tiny screens. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, just released new numbers on media use by children 8 and under. The nationally representative parent survey found that 98 percent of homes with children now have a mobile device — such as a tablet or smartphone. That’s a huge leap from 52 percent just six years ago. Mobile devices…

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…