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No, Prime Minister, we don’t need state parenting lessons. Just ask Scotland – Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

David Cameron has strong views about the family; often ones that ought to remain inside his head. He quite is keen on marriage and good parenting, but how to make this into a government policy? He offers some thoughts in his speech today. His words: ‘In the end, getting parenting and the early years right isn’t just about the hardest-to-reach families; it’s about everyone. We all have to work at…

Parents sue Luzerne County and Children and Youth over toddler’s death – Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The parents of a deceased toddler have sued Luzerne County and its Children and Youth agency in federal court, arguing “sheer incompetence” and lack of oversight caused the boy’s death. The death of 21-month-old Anthony Puscavage led to the agency’s license downgrade last fall, a state report said. Wilkes-Barre Attorney Jonathan S. Comitz filed the suit Monday on behalf of Wilkes-Barre residents Nichole Puscavage and Anthony Cook. Puscavage administers her…

Mark Zuckerberg Shares Vaccination Photo – ABC News

Monday, January 11, 2016

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Young girl fulfills dream, builds snowman inside children’s hospital – WWAY NewsChannel 3

Monday, January 11, 2016

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Emily Whitehead Foundation donates $100000 to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – The Daily Collegian Online

Monday, January 11, 2016

Four years ago, Emily Whitehead was battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and undergoing experimental treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Today, she is healthy and three and a half years cancer free. After Emily Whitehead beat cancer, her family started the Emily Whitehead Foundation in 2015 to raise money to support the experimental research that helped cure her. In its first year, the foundation raised over $125,000. So far, it…

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Named Leader in LGBT Healthcare … – PR Newswire (press release)

Monday, January 11, 2016

<!– imageTag: –> <!– imageTagafter: and imageUrl: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20160108/320349 –> The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has been named a leader in LGBT healthcare equality by…

Anti-vaccination mother invites unvaccinated children to a zoo picnic – Daily Mail

Monday, January 11, 2016

Fears have been raised about anti-vaccination event at Melbourne zoo Mother branded ‘irresponsible’ after advertising the event on Facebook She invited parents and unimmunised children to gather at the zoo Acting Health Minister Jenny Mikakos slammed the proposed event  By Jenny Awford For Daily Mail Australia Published: 08:36 EST, 10 January 2016 | Updated: 14:06 EST, 10 January 2016 View comments A mother has been branded ‘irresponsible’ after organising an anti-vaccination party…

No, Prime Minister, we don’t need state parenting lessons. Just ask Scotland – Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Monday, January 11, 2016

David Cameron has strong views about the family; often ones that ought to remain inside his head. He quite is keen on marriage and good parenting, but how to make this into a government policy? He offers some thoughts in his speech today. His words: ‘In the end, getting parenting and the early years right isn’t just about the hardest-to-reach families; it’s about everyone. We all have to work at…

At least 11 Syrian children killed by Russian airstrike, rebel rocket fire … – Fox News

Monday, January 11, 2016

Eleven children have been killed by a Russian airstrike and rebel rocket fire which hit separate targets in Syria, according to a British-based monitoring group. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike that hit the school in the town of Anjara in the province of Aleppo killed eight children and also injured 20 children and teachers. The Britain-based monitoring group also reported that three children were…

Where are the men in Israel’s early childhood education? – Jerusalem Post Israel News

Monday, January 11, 2016

Israel is lagging behind other Western countries with regard to gender balance in early childhood education, according to Dr. David Brody, academic dean at Efrata College of Education in Jerusalem. Brody has spent most of his career focusing on early childhood education, teacher training and academic research. He recently sat down with The Jerusalem Post to discuss the role of men in early childhood education and his…

‘Plain’ reading: Demand for Amish books growing – Tribune-Review

Monday, January 11, 2016

Carole Orris finds the books she likes most in a special section at Springdale Library, where fiction books about the Amish and their lifestyle are in demand. “I’ve been reading Amish books for four or five years now,� says Orris, 72, of Springdale Township. “I like the cultural aspect and the nice stories. The books are classified as Christian. It’s just a plain story…

No, Prime Minister, we don’t need state parenting lessons. Just ask Scotland. – Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Monday, January 11, 2016

David Cameron has strong views about the family; often ones that ought to remain inside his head. He quite is keen on marriage and good parenting, but how to make this into a government policy? He offers some thoughts in his speech today. His words: ‘In the end, getting parenting and the early years right isn’t just about the hardest-to-reach families; it’s about everyone. We all have to work at…

Where are the men in Israel’s early childhood education? – Jerusalem Post Israel News

Monday, January 11, 2016

Israel is lagging behind other Western countries with regard to gender balance in early childhood education, according to Dr. David Brody, academic dean at Efrata College of Education in Jerusalem. Brody has spent most of his career focusing on early childhood education, teacher training and academic research. He recently sat down with The Jerusalem Post to discuss the role of men in early childhood education and his…

China Removes More Obstacles to Having Children – Wall Street Journal

Monday, January 11, 2016

BEIJING—Chinese officials are cutting some of the red tape surrounding childbirth in China now that the government is scrapping the one-child limit on families to let them have a second. Chinese population planning officials said in a media briefing Monday that couples will no longer have to apply for official approval to have a child, whether for the first or second, and that, instead of imposing birth control methods, officials…

Syria monitor says children dead after Russian airstrike hits school – The Guardian

Monday, January 11, 2016

At least eight children have been killed along with their teacher in a Russian airstrike that hit a school in Syria’s Aleppo province, a monitor says. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike in the town of Anjara also injured at least 20 people, all of them children and teachers. The group said there had been heavy airstrikes and clashes between government and rebel forces since Sunday in…

Clothing children is a mission from God for retired master sergeant from … – The Olympian

Monday, January 11, 2016

Dozens of Thurston County children have warm pajamas, hoodies or school clothes because of Elaine Hart. Hart says she sews as a mission from God. The 74-year-old with a slight build and cropped white hair retired as a master sergeant after 27 years of military service. She also worked for the state of Washington for 30 years. She went from a career of managing air cargo to sewing fleece hoodies…

Star Wars 7: is Rey turning to the dark side? And three other big questions – The Week UK

Monday, January 11, 2016

As Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens continues to shatter box office records, fans around the world are returning to cinemas to see the film again, hoping to solve some of its many riddles. Warning: spoilers ahead JJ Abrams’s film wraps up some loose threads from the original trilogy, but introduces a bunch of intriguing new characters, each with their own story. Here are the three most interesting questions that…