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When the Doctor has Hard News: How to Live & Love

Sarah Williams  is extraordinary. You could say she had it all –  a happy marriage, a secure post as an Oxford professor, two healthy children. But it would be her third child – someone who would never have credentials, health, or success, who would teach her what it truly means to be human. Meet Cerian, whose birth day was also her death day, and whose wisdom and perfection live on to teach us all. Sarah wrote of this journey in her new book, Perfectly Human: Nine Months with Cerian. Her word...
Tags: Books, Death, Children, Religion, Guest Posts, Oxford, Faith, Sarah, Oxfordshire, PAUL, Sarah Williams, Vancouver Canada, Mrs Williams, Sarah C Williams, Cerian Welsh, Cerian


ADHD Summer Camp Can Improve Social Skills of Special Kids

Children look forward to summer camp for various reasons: trying unique and exciting activities, making new friends (or reconnecting with old ones), and seeking adventure away from parents. Parents often look to camp for growth opportunities – physical, social and emotional. Great summer camps offer all of this to many children, including some with ADHD. A camp designed especially for children with ADHD offers a lot of benefits. Independence The act of leaving the family and joining a cabin g...
Tags: Health, Children, Lifehacks, Talisman Summer Camp


"By the time I got readmitted to the school district, I was 14 but looked pretty much as I do now: six feet tall, full beard, lean, hairy."

"But something miraculous was happening; my peers were catching up to me. Other kids in my grade had started shaving, developing muscles, and thinking about sex as obsessively as I had been since age 4. Plus I was going to a public high school in Los Angeles with 3,000 students. Suddenly, I was just another skinny white kid who smoked too much pot. I stopped sticking out. Most important, after more than a decade, puberty was finally done with me. The hormonal roller coaster leveled out. I calmed...
Tags: Children, Law, Los Angeles, Teenagers, Ireland, Dartmouth, Meredith, New York Magazine, Masculinity, Ann Althouse, Strange Medical Condition


Junior high school students caught forming swastika with their bodies

California youths traded racist and violent messages in county called ‘hotbed for white supremacists’A group of California junior high students were caught forming a swastika with their bodies on school grounds and exchanging racist and violent messages on a group chat, administrators said.The scandal at Matilija junior high school, which culminated in an emotional meeting with parents and school officials Monday night, has sparked intense debate in a region that has experienced a sharp increase...
Tags: Education, Children, California, Race, Society, US news, US education, Matilija


Rigorous new scientific study: Link between kids screen time and their well-being is highly overstated

In a heavy-duty new scientific paper published this week, University of Oxford researchers argue that the association between adolescent well-being and digital technology use is tiny. Really tiny. From Scientific American: (The paper by experimental psychologist Andrew Przybylski and grad student Amy Orben) reveals the pitfalls of the statistical methods scientists have employed and offers a more rigorous alternative. And, importantly, it uses data on more than 350,000 adolescents to show per...
Tags: Psychology, Post, Kids, News, Children, Mental Health, University of Oxford, Screen Time, Odgers, Netta Weinstein, Andrew Przybylski, Przybylski, Amy Orben, Screen Cops


Child abuse cases quadruple when report cards are sent home on Fridays

Researchers discovered a four-fold increase in verified cases of child abuse when report cards were sent home on Friday as compared to other days. Corporal punishment is legal throughout America, including in many public and most private schools. A child is hit, on average, every 30 seconds in American public schools. None I certainly remember that feeling when I was young: The dreaded Friday that report cards went home. My grades were mostly good, though there would inevitably be that class I ...
Tags: Europe, Florida, Education, Children, Youth, US, America, Vulnerability, United States, Iowa, New Jersey, Innovation, Paraguay, Finland, Violence, Norway


Revised UK child citizenship character test 'still poor'

Guardian reported last year that hundreds of children had had applications deniedThe government has updated its guidance on how the “good character” requirement should be applied to children in citizenship applications, but campaigners say the move does not go far enough and are calling for it to be scrapped entirely.Campaigners have previously criticised the guidelines for failing to differentiate between young people who have grown up in the UK and want to register as British citizens, and adu...
Tags: UK, Children, UK News, Immigration and asylum


Why ‘mom guilt’ is an unreasonable term

America's poor family leave policies for new parents are the reason why 'mom guilt' is universal – but that guilt is unreasonable, says Smith Brody. 'Dad guilt' is not a term, but men should also be part of this conversation.For every month of parental leave that a father takes, the mom's lifetime earnings increase by 7%. Studies prove fathers who take parental leave ultimately have better relationships with their teenage children. The Fifth Trimester: The W...
Tags: Work, Parenting, Children, Women, Pregnancy, America, Policy, Work-life balance, Innovation, Women In Business, Smith Brody


Is granting children's wishes cost-effective? A new study looks at Make-A-Wish.

Make-A-Wish stories are heartwarming, but are they worth the cost?Effective donations to the right charities can save lives, even if they don't make for good reading.A recent study into the value of wishes on health care costs gives good news for everybody. Remember Batkid? That adorable little cancer patient who saved San Francis— I mean, Gotham, from the Riddler and Penguin? Who had a whole article about him in the San Francisco Chronicle written by Clark Kent? Who reminded us that the world i...
Tags: Children, Cancer, Gotham, Innovation, Columbia University, Health Care, Penguin, Vox, Philanthropy, Batkid, Peter, San Francisco Chronicle, Peter Singer, Against Malaria Foundation, Wish Foundation, Clark Kent


How financial literacy impacts youth prostitution, AIDS, and women’s survival

Around the world, girls are in positions of extreme vulnerability and risk. How can we increase the survival and empowerment of girls and women who have no education, who are married off as children, forced into prostitution, and who live in regions where AIDS/HIV is common?One proven strategy is financial literacy programs, from as early as age six. It is the bedrock of change. When girls understand finance, savings, and how to think assess opportunity and risk, it is proven to impact seemingly...
Tags: Asia, Money, Children, Sex, Finance, Africa, Women, Economics, Poverty, Vulnerability, Innovation, Bruce, Sexual Violence, Judith Bruce Invest


How Toys Can Boost Your Child’s Development

How a child views their world starts from the arms of their caretakers. Their views are closely guarded with what you put in front of them. From the time they are in your womb until the end of their teens, they act like a sponge — absorbing everything around them and creating impressions that suit their mind. This thing can be a boon and a bane in differing situations. However, if you do build the foundations strong, you would be able to inculcate the good values of being human into your child. ...
Tags: Children, Lifehacks, BabyUniqueCorn Toys


Crazed Beijing Man Injures 20 Elementary School Children

A crazed China man injured twenty elementary school children with a hammer in a vicious attack at a Beijing school, fortunately killing no one and with investigators currently finding no known motive behind his sickening assault. Occurring at the “Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School”, three of the innocent victims were grievously […]
Tags: Crime, Children, China, International, Beijing, Anime, Crazed Beijing Man Injures


'I saw things I'd never imagined': Caracas street children – in pictures

Drugs, violence and harassment are part of daily life for the growing population of homeless children in VenezuelaAll photographs: Miguel Gutiérrez/EPA Continue reading...
Tags: Children, Americas, Society, World news, Global development, Venezuela, Epa, Caracas, Miguel Gutierrez


9-Year-Old Chicago Boy Who Went Missing After School Found Safe

Michael Campbell, a 9-year-old boy from the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago who was reported missing Tuesday night (Jan. 8) after he didn’t return home from school, has been found safe.According to Chicago police, Campbell was last seen at 3 p.m. when classes ended at Harvard Elementary School, which is about a block away from his home. Michael’s mother reported him missing that night at 8:30 p.m. and spoke with reporters, pleading for him to return home safely. “Baby, please, please, please ...
Tags: Kids, News, Children, Abc, Chicago, Jazz, Good News, Michael, Missing Persons, Campbell, Englewood, Vincennes, Michael Campbell, Chris Campbell, Missing Persons Found, Harvard Elementary School


The 12 high-school cliques that exist today, and how they differ from past decades

Researchers conducted focus groups with students who recently graduated from high school to ask them about their experience with peer groups.Altogether, the participants identified 12 distinct "peer crowds" and ranked them in a social hierarchy.The results show that, compared to past decades, some groups have risen or fallen in the hierarchy, and a couple new groups have emerged. None How do modern high-school peer groups compare to the familiar cliques of past decades — jocks, stoners, brains? ...
Tags: Psychology, Hollywood, Education, Children, Chicago, Atlantic, Innovation, Community, Derek Thompson, University Of Illinois, Gordon, UIC, University of Texas at Austin, Rachel Gordon, Mark Prigg, Journal of Adolescent Research


Should You Change Your Kids’ Lifestyle When You Have A Financial Emergency? Or Not?

Had a major life issue that disrupted your finances?  If so, did you cut back or try to maintain the status quo for your children because they’ve already experienced so much upheaval? The post Should You Change Your Kids’ Lifestyle When You Have A Financial Emergency? Or Not? appeared first on Bible Money Matters and was written by Melissa. Copyright © Bible Money Matters - please visit biblemoneymatters.com for more great content.
Tags: Family, Children, Marketing, Frugality, Melissa


"Christie Tate has been writing online about her family for more than a decade. Now, her daughter is old enough to notice."

"After receiving a laptop for Christmas, Tate wrote in a widely shared essay in the Washington Post last week, the fourth-grader quickly marched up to her mom and wondered, 'Why are all of these pictures of me on the Internet?' She asked if all the essays and photographs she had found by Googling could be taken down. 'I told her that was not possible,' Tate wrote. And furthermore, 'I’m not done exploring my motherhood in my writing.'... In her essay-length defense of her decision to keep writing...
Tags: Privacy, Children, Law, Washington Post, Blogging, Motherhood, Tate, Ann Althouse, Christie Tate


How the Nazi’s inhumane parenting guidelines may still be affecting German children

In 1934, a German pulmonologist wrote a book that contained child-rearing advice that promoted extreme forms of neglect in order to encourage toughness in children. The Nazis later incorporated these principles into a mothers' training program that millions of German women undertook. Some German therapists suggest that the effects of these harsh parenting styles are still being felt by German adults and their children today. None In 1934, the German pulmonologist Johanna Haarer wrote a bestselli...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Children, Relationships, Germany, Innovation, Dalhousie University, Grossmann, McLean Hospital, Jonathan Haidt, John Bowlby, Evolutionary pscyhology, Johanna Haarer, Haarer, Hartmut Radebold, Martin Teicher


Peter Dutton calls for national child-sex offender register

But critics say there is no evidence such registers increase community safety or reduce re-offendingThe names, faces and “general” location of child sex offenders could be publicly available online under a proposal from Peter Dutton to establish a national child-sex offender register.The states and territories, as well as non-government stakeholders, including the Law Council and advocacy groups such as the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, have been asked their views on the register, which would be t...
Tags: Children, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Child protection, Crime - Australia, Peter Dutton, Law Council, Daniel Morcombe Foundation


Having a second child worsens parents’ mental health: new research

Children are a wonderful gift, bringing joy, laughter, and love. But, then there are the toys, the sleepless nights, the constant barrage of “why?" questions and the plethora of sticky handprints.For many parents, the decision to have a second child is made with the expectation that two can't be more work than one. But our research on Australian parents shows this logic is flawed: second children increase time pressure and deteriorate parents' mental health. Our study used data from the Househol...
Tags: Parenting, Children, Australia, Happiness, Mental Health, Innovation, University Of Queensland, Labour Dynamics, Janeen Baxter, Leah Ruppanner, Sociology University of Melbourne, University of QueenslandThis


Connecting With Your Child: 5 Things You Can Do To Stay Close Despite Your Work

Having spent the last two decades working in the advertising industry based in New York but with clients all over the country, being on the road is just something that always came with the job. My wife had always been really supportive of my ambitions and therefore, excessive travel has never been much of an issue. However, 7 years ago, I became a dad — first to my daughter Hannah and two years later, to our little Sophie. With fatherhood came the challenges of being away on client engagements (...
Tags: New York, Children, Lifehacks, HANNAH, Hudson News, Sophie With


WA Indigenous communities reeling after suicides of two girls within a day

Girl, 12, dies in Pilbara mining town of Port Hedland and girl, 14, dies in East Kimberley community of WarmunTwo communities in Western Australia are reeling after the suicides of two Indigenous girls who died within a day of each other.A 12-year-old Aboriginal girl took her life in the Pilbara mining town of Port Hedland on Sunday, and a 14-year-old Aboriginal girl from the remote community of Warmun in the East Kimberley took her own life on Monday. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Children, Australia news, Mental Health, Indigenous Australians, Western Australia, Kimberley, Pilbara, Port Hedland, Warmun


13-Year-Old Kills Parents Over Net Cafe Cash

A 13-year-old boy has been arrested for hammering both his parents to death, due to them not giving him money to go to a net cafe. Occurring in Dali City of China’s Yunnan Province on December 31st, the troubled boy decided to kill his 51-year-old father and 45-year-old mother with a hammer at home after […]
Tags: Murder, Crime, Children, China, International, Bizarre, Anime, Yunnan, Yunnan province, Net Café, Dali City of China


French cardinal goes on trial accused of helping cover up abuse

Philippe Barbarin faces jail if convicted of failing to report priest who abused ScoutsThe highest-profile Catholic cleric to be embroiled in a paedophile scandal in France is going on trial charged with failing to report a priest who abused Scouts in the 1980s and 90s.Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon, one of the most prominent Catholic figures in France, is accused with five others of helping to cover up abuse. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Children, France, Religion, World news, Catholicism, Christianity, Catholic, Lyon, Philippe Barbarin


High-profile French cardinal goes on trial accused of helping cover up abuse

Philippe Barbarin could face up to three years in jail if convicted of failing to report priest who abused ScoutsThe highest-profile Catholic cleric to be caught up in a paedophile scandal in France is going on trial charged with failing to report a priest who abused Scouts in the 1980s and 90s.Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon, is accused along with five others from his diocese of helping cover up abuse in one of the parishes in the area. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Children, France, World news, Catholicism, Christianity, Lyon, Philippe Barbarin


Homeless children struggle to survive on the streets of Ethiopia's capital

Driven from their rural homes by family problems and lack of opportunity, more and more children are making for Addis Ababa. Alone and vulnerable, they receive no state supportBehind Addis Ababa’s most iconic public space, Meskel Square, down a cobblestone alleyway in the shadow of half-finished high-rises, lies a small corner of the Ethiopian capital known by locals as “DC”.Nestled between cramped brothels and dimly lit bars, it consists of low-slung, tin-roofed dwellings containing rows of bun...
Tags: Children, Society, World news, Global development, Ethiopia, Social protection, Addis Ababa, Meskel Square


Six ways to raise a resilient child

Want to help your children deal with stress and adversity? It’s easier than you thinkHelping our children navigate the stresses and strains of daily life is more important than ever. Figures released in November last year by NHS Digital show a worrying rise in young people’s mental health problems; sadly, my experience as a GP confirms this. One in eight children aged between five and 19 in England has a diagnosable mental health condition; the prevalence of emotional disorders, including anxiet...
Tags: Family, England, Children, Life and style, Parents and parenting, NHS Digital, Emma Saddleton, Saddleton


Screen time not intrinsically bad for children, say doctors

Device use may not be issue if parents supervise other areas of children’s lives, study claimsSpending time looking at screens is not intrinsically bad for children’s health, say the UK’s leading children’s doctors, who are advising parents to focus on ensuring their children get enough sleep, exercise and family interaction rather than clamping down on phones and laptops.The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has produced the first guidance for parents on how long children should spe...
Tags: Health, UK, Children, Obesity, Social Media, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Digital Media, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health


Depression in girls linked to higher use of social media

Research suggests link between social media use and depressive symptoms was stronger for girls compared with boysGirls’ much-higher rate of depression than boys is closely linked to the greater time they spend on social media, and online bullying and poor sleep are the main culprits for their low mood, new research reveals.As many as three-quarters of 14-year-old girls who suffer from depression also have low self-esteem, are unhappy with how they look and sleep for seven hours or less each nigh...
Tags: Health, Media, Children, Social Media, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Digital Media


TDC Speaker Feature: Shaykh Waleed Basyouni

Shaykh Waleed Basyouni, PhD, graduated with a Bachelor in Islamic Sciences from Al-Imam Muhammad University (KSA), did his Masters in Islamic Theology, World Religions and Modern Religious Sects from Al-Imam Muhammad University, and earned a Doctorate in Theology from the Graduate Theological Foundation in Indiana. Shaykh Waleed Basyouni is currently the Vice President of Al Maghrib Institute, a Director of the Texas Dawah Convention, and a member of the American Muslim Jurists Association (AMJA...
Tags: Children, Religion, Society, Indiana, Islam, Muslim, Announcements, Muslims, Hajj, TDC, Featured Home, Featured Society, Family and Community, Islamic Sciences, Graduate Theological Foundation, Muslimmatters