Childcare

Flint Weighs Scope of Harm to Children Caused by Lead in Water – New York Times

Friday, January 29, 2016

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US Placed Immigrant Children With Traffickers, Report Says – New York Times

Friday, January 29, 2016

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Mormons Banned Accused Molester From Contacting Children – ABC News

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints banned a member from contact with children who is accused of sexually abusing children during a camping trip nearly four decades ago when he was known as television show host “Mr. Wonder.” Frank Szeles, as he was known in the San Diego area, was “removed from all positions related to children” after failing to comply with the church’s child protection policies, Eric…

Senate probe: Should governments look after migrant children? – Christian Science Monitor

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The children who flee dangerous conditions in their home countries received a spotlight in two countries on Thursday. In the United States, migrant children were the focus of a Senate investigation led by Sen. Rob Portman (R) of Ohio, The Associated Press reported. Senator Portman discovered a problem in his own home state that he found unacceptable – six Guatemalan children, placed by a government agency with sponsors who forced…

Poppy raises cash, expands on-demand childcare service in Seattle region – GeekWire

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Poppy founder Avni Patel. In early 2015, Avni Patel found herself at a familiar crossroads for entrepreneurs. She’d left a corporate brand development career to launch a startup — and it wasn’t going well. Between her struggling business and two small children, Patel forgot to book a babysitter for an important event. She tried her usual roster and then violated an unspoken rule among parents. She asked to borrow her friends’…

Two missing St. Pete children have been located – WFLA

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Dorian and Frederick Sandhu are missing. St. Pete Police Dept. photo UPDATE: These two children have been located. PREVIOUS STORY: ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (WFLA) — Police have issued an Amber Alert for two children who are missing and believed to be in danger. The children are 4 and 5 years old and have been missing since early Thursday morning. Dorian Sandhu, age 5, and Frederick Sandhu, age 4 had been…

30 years after tragedy, Challenger Centers inspire children to new heights – WMUR Manchester

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The loss of the space shuttle Challenger was a national tragedy that was deeply personal for many in New Hampshire. Click to watch News 9’s coverage. Thursday marks 30 years since Challenger broke up shortly after liftoff. Among the crew of astronauts was a 37-year-old high school teacher from Concord, Christa McAuliffe. Her husband told News 9 that for his family, the Challenger accident will always feel like an event…

Britain Announces Plans to Take in Migrant Children – New York Times

Thursday, January 28, 2016

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10 million African children obese or overweight – USA TODAY

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A handout picture taken on Nov. 23, 2015 shows children looking on as a rider in the Mt. Kenya Epik cycling challenge rides through a rural village in Laikipia County, 156 miles north of the Kenyan capital Nairobi.(Photo: STUART PRICE, AFP/Getty Images) JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Obesity is on the rise in a rapidly urbanizing Africa. A new report from the World Health Organization shows the alarming extent of the problem: The…

UK to give sanctuary to unaccompanied refugee children – BBC News

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The UK will accept children from refugee camps in the Middle East The UK is to accept more unaccompanied child refugees from Syria and other conflict zones – but the government has not said how many. The Home Office will work with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to identify “exceptional cases” from camps in Syria and neighbouring countries. The UK is to take 20,000…

Senate Subcommittee Examines Migrant Children Abuse – ABC News

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Federal officials don’t know how many migrant children they’ve sent to live with convicted criminals across the U.S. over the last three years, at a time the government sought to speed young Central American migrants out of shelters and into private homes, the chair of a bipartisan congressional subcommittee said Wednesday. Overwhelmed by the numbers of children crossing the border, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services weakened its…

2 children die in Wisconsin house fire, police say – Fox News

Thursday, January 28, 2016

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. –  A house fire has claimed the lives of two children from a family in eastern Wisconsin, including an 11-year-old girl who went back into the house to rescue two other children, officials said Wednesday. Sheboygan Falls Public Safety Director Steven Riffel identified the children who died as a 7-year-old boy, Carter Maki, and 11-year-old Natalie Martin. Another boy, 10-year-old Benjamin Martin, was in very…

Beloved principal killed in bus crash pushed children from harm’s way – Indianapolis Star

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Amy Beverland Elementary Principal Susan Jordan, center, is shown here with her family. They are back row, from left: Lisa Jankowski, Amy Dinwiddie, Susan Jordan, Dan Kelley and Andy Jankowski; and front row, from left: Katherine Dinwiddie, Kelley Jankowski, Josh Jankowski, Wilkes Dinwiddie.  Provided by Lisa Jankowski Buy Photo Last SlideNext Slide Susan Jordan, principal of Amy Beverland Elementary School, was killed when a school bus jumped a curb at…

Children urge Australia to free them from Nauru island ‘prison’ – CNN International

Thursday, January 28, 2016

“It’s not a crime to want to have a better life and future,” said one 18-year-old girl who asked CNN not to reveal her name because she fears for her safety. “We are treated as prisoners.” Stopping the Boats As Europe struggles to cope with the flood of migrants and refugees arriving by boat, Australia has for years embarked on a controversial and unusual policy. It intercepts boatloads of migrants…

The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups (book review) – Treehugger

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A new book by Dr. Leonard Sax explains how American parents have forgotten to do the most important job in the world — raising capable, conscientious, disciplined children who will become valuable members of society. It’s time for parents to start doing their job again. In a fascinating new book called The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups, family physician and psychologist…

Teaching Parenting Skills At Doctor Visits Helps Children’s Behavior – NPR

Thursday, January 28, 2016

i A mother watches a video taken of herself playing with her daughter while at Bellevue Hospital in New York for a checkup. Brenda Woodford provides coaching on parenting skills. Courtesy of Children of Bellevue Archives hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Children of Bellevue Archives A mother watches a video taken of herself playing with her daughter while at Bellevue Hospital in New York for a checkup. Brenda Woodford…

Beloved principal killed in bus crash pushed children from harm’s way – Indianapolis Star

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Last SlideNext Slide Susan Jordan, principal of Amy Beverland Elementary School, was killed when a school bus jumped a curb at the school, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.(Photo: Provided by Lawrence Township Schools) UPDATE WEDNESDAY 11:25 A.M.:  The driver of the bus showed no outward signs of impairment at the scene of the crash, police told IndyStar. INDIANAPOLIS STAR No signs of driver impairment at scene of bus crash that killed…

Children urge Australia to free them from Nauru island ‘prison’ – CNN International

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

“It’s not a crime to want to have a better life and future,” said one 18-year-old girl who asked CNN not to reveal her name because she fears for her safety. “We are treated as prisoners.” Stopping the Boats As Europe struggles to cope with the flood of migrants and refugees arriving by boat, Australia has for years embarked on a controversial and unusual policy. It intercepts boatloads of migrants…

Children die in Sheboygan Falls house fire – The Sheboygan Press

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Last SlideNext Slide An 11-year-old who ran back into a burning home in an attempt to save family members died along with a 7-year-old sibling in a Sheboygan Falls fire on Tuesday. A third 10-year-old sibling is in critical condition at this time. A fourth 9-year-old sibling was able to escape the…

Teaching Parenting Skills At Doctor Visits Helps Children’s Behavior – NPR

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

i A mother watches a video taken of herself playing with her daughter while at Bellevue Hospital in New York for a checkup. Brenda Woodford provides coaching on parenting skills. Courtesy of Children of Bellevue Archives hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Children of Bellevue Archives A mother watches a video taken of herself playing with her daughter while at Bellevue Hospital in New York for a checkup. Brenda Woodford…