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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Danziger: Another Golden Child

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

April 25, 2018
Clinton urges renewed fight for values

Hillary Clinton Urges Renewed ‘Fight For Values’

“Believe in our country, fight for our values and never, ever give up,” Clinton said at a Children Defense Fund event.

November 17, 2016
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For Children, A Holiday From Divorce

For too many children of divorce, this is the season for worry and heartbreak as people who are supposed to be parents surrender all claims to the honor.

October 27, 2016
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What’s The Best Way To Choose A Guardian For Your Kids?

It’s one hell of an emotional decision.

January 20, 2016

Let’s Give The Kids A Holiday From Divorce

Most children want to love everybody in their family, and they rely on us adults to show them how. We are their role models, always. What kind of role model shall we be?

October 22, 2015
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Schools Increase Awareness Of Trauma’s Impact On Learning

The Jennings School District is on the forefront of work to create trauma-informed schools, places where teachers move away from suspending students for disruptive behavior, and toward looking for the root cause of the actions.

August 5, 2015
preschoolers and seniors

Preschoolers, Seniors Work Together At Day Care Inside Retirement Home

Interacting with children revitalizes senior citizens but also helps acquaint young families and children with the realities — positive and negative — of aging.

July 8, 2015
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California Governor Signs Tough New Vaccination Law

California joins Mississippi and West Virginia as the only states to ban vaccination waivers based on religion.

July 1, 2015

Moving From Punishing Students Who Misbehave To Understanding The Causes

Data show that certain children are punished again and again — missing weeks of class without a noticeable change in behavior. Such trends, only recently tracked, are raising serious concerns among legal advocates, parents and others who say schools rely too often on punitive discipline, especially for the very young.

May 20, 2015
Travel, Cruise Ships, Vacation, Disney, Water Slides, Amuseument Parks, Children, Ships, Royal Caribbean

Cruise Ships Wage Water Slide War

Go for the ride of your life — while aboard a cruise ship, mind you — on these thrilling water slides.

May 14, 2015
Education, Money, USDA, Food, Children, School, Lunch, Government Programs, Poverty

Some School Food Program Recipients Ineligible, Audit Finds

A USDA audit on school lunch and breakfast programs illustrated that there’s no such thing as a free lunch after wrongdoing was uncovered.

May 6, 2015
Detention Center, Migrants, Immigration, Mothers, Children, Latin America, Texas, World News, Political, Court Opinion

Why Only One Detention Center For Migrant Kids Might Survive Judge’s Opinion

A court opinion may shift how migrant children and their mothers are detained in the U.S.

April 30, 2015
Peanut, Allergy, Health, FDA, Testing, Patch, Children

Patch To Treat Peanut Allergies To Get Expedited FDA Review

A new peanut allergy patch was granted expedited review by the FDA and could be set for commercial release in 2018.

April 10, 2015
Health, Teens, Youth, America, Birth Rate, Children, Birth Control, Implants, Contraception

Teen Birth Rate Falls In U.S.

While the teen birth rate falls, few are opting for implants or other preventative measures of birth control which would further lower birth rates.

April 8, 2015
School Bus, Scofflaw, Infrastructure, Children, Safety, Wyoming, National News,

States Use Cameras To Crack Down On School Bus Scofflaws

A law banning the illegal passing of school buses gains popularity in the states after an increase in fatal hit-and-runs.

April 2, 2015

Cohabiting…With Children

Is the growing trend of cohabitation a problem?

March 12, 2015

First U.S. Child Dies From Enterovirus D68

A child from Rhode Island is the first to pass away from the ongoing outbreak of enterovirus D68.

October 1, 2014

Ten Killed In Ukraine’s Donetsk On Back-To-School Day

The Donetsk People’s Republic shot at teachers and parents at a local Ukrainian school on the first day of classes.

October 1, 2014

Father Accused Of Killing 5 Children Treated For Mental Illness In The Past, Lawyer Says

By Tim Flach, The State (Columbia, S.C.) LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. — Timothy Jones Jr. waived his initial appearance in court Friday after being served with warrants charging him with killing his five children and dumping their bodies in rural Alabama. One of his attorneys, Boyd Young, announced the decision at Lexington County bond court at […]

September 12, 2014

4 Children Die When Trapped By Fire: ‘I Tried To Get Everybody Out’

By Rosemary Regina Sobol, Marwa Eltagouri, and Lolly Bowean, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — For many, the first sign of danger was a neighbor banging on their doors and yelling, “There’s a fire!” Others were awakened by the frantic barking of their dogs. By the time they rushed out of the apartment building in the Roseland […]

September 8, 2014

Science Of Young Brains Has Put More Emphasis On Early Education

By Jeffrey Weiss, The Dallas Morning News DALLAS — A generation or so ago, even the best day care centers were mostly about keeping little kids clean and fed and away from chomping on each other. These days, the best-respected programs have curriculums and lesson plans and assessment goals. Even for infants. What happened? Science […]

August 29, 2014

After Uzi Death, Gun Ranges Debate Safest Way To Teach Kids To Shoot

By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times TUCSON, Ariz. — The accidental death of an instructor at an Arizona shooting range, killed while teaching a 9-year-old girl to fire a fully automatic Uzi, has touched off a national debate on whether children should be given access to such weapons. But among those who enjoy and teach […]

August 29, 2014

Parenting Is Full Of Goodbyes

This is the month of departure for many parents, the time of year when they brace themselves for new versions of their children getting on with life. In recent days, my encounters — from random conversations at the grocery to lengthy email exchanges with friends — are full of other parents’ tales of goodbyes. Facebook, […]

August 28, 2014

Just A Taste Of Alcohol For Children Is Too Much, Research Shows

By David Templeton, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH — A parent enjoying an alcoholic drink might find his or her young child to be curious about what’s in that bottle or glass. It raises the question: Should the parent offer the child just a taste? Will it remove the temptation or encourage use or even abuse? University […]

August 28, 2014