Tag: Children

The Failure of the Adults

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate activist, has captivated the world. The Swedish teenager, who just a little over one year ago conducted a lonely, solo school strike in front of her country’s Parliament, is now inspiring a global movement of millions. Scientists at London’s Natural History Museum have even named a tiny beetle after Thunberg—proof, […]

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Mother charged in ‘horrific’ deaths of children found hanging in Pennsylvania basement

× Mother charged in ‘horrific’ deaths of children found hanging in Pennsylvania basement ALBANY TWP., Pa. – A Pennsylvania mother faces several counts of murder after she allegedly killed two of her children by hanging them in the basement of their Albany Township home in September. Lisa Snyder, 36, was charged Monday with two counts of […]

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Robotics students build customized cars for children with special needs

Please enable Javascript to watch this video KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Robotics students at Barstow School in Kansas City are revealing newly-designed custom cars for children with special needs. Twenty-two children received motorized cars thanks to the Barstow students and Variety KC Go Baby Go partnership. “Our world is not constructed for people with different […]

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Father arrested after son brings heroin to school, says it turns him into Spider-Man, officials say

× Father arrested after son brings heroin to school, says it turns him into Spider-Man, officials say HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGHP) — A father in Holyoke, Massachusetts was arrested on an active warrant after his 5-year-old son allegedly brought a bag of heroin labeled “Spiderman” to school Thursday, WWLP reports. Police went to the home of Benny Garcia, 29, […]

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‘Lost In America:’ The film that aims to put a spotlight on the homeless youth crisis in America

Please enable Javascript to watch this video According to the The National Network for Youth, there are an estimated 4.2 million homeless youth living in America. These are some of the statistics that filmmaker Rotimi Rainwater cites in his up-and-coming documentary film, ‘Lost In America,’ about the lives of youth living on the street in […]

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‘My mom is trying to kill me!’ Boy cries for help in disturbing 911 audio

Warning: 911 video and audio are graphic HENDERSON, Nev. – Nevada police have released body camera video and 911 audio after officers fatally shot a woman suspected of repeatedly stabbing her son. The deadly police shooting happened Oct. 21 after Henderson police went to an apartment complex to follow up on a disconnected 911 call. […]

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Lenovo pilots VR as an alternative to general anesthesia for kids

Whether you’re an adult or a child, medical procedures can be intimidating or uncomfortable enough to cause panic — one reason patients might need to be knocked out with general anesthesia. But Lenovo and the Starlight Children’s Foundation have been pilot testing virtual reality headsets as an alternative to general anesthetics for kids, alleviating panic […]

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Psychology Around the Net: November 9, 2019

To Learn Best, Psychologists Say You Need to Fail 15% of the Time: “The 85% Rule” states we do our best learning when we only get it right 85% of the time; if we fail 15% of the time, we’re learning our fastest. Says Robert Wilson, Ph.D., a cognitive scientist with the University of Arizona: […]

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What’s around you? The steps police want trick-or-treaters taking to stay safe on Halloween

Three Children In Halloween Costumes Trick Or Treating × What’s around you? The steps police want trick-or-treaters taking to stay safe on Halloween Three Children In Halloween Costumes Trick Or Treating NORFOLK, Va. – It’s exciting going from house to house, collecting candy on Halloween, but it’s also easy for kids to lose track of what’s […]

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“Affordable” Child Care Is a Failure of Imagination

Imagine if public K-12 education in America were no longer free, no longer a right. Parents would need to come up with tuition fees—an average of about $12,000 per child—or else figure out alternative arrangements. It would be chaos. Some parents would zero out their savings; others would leave the workforce to care for their […]

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Boy who saved 5 lives as an organ donor to be honored in Rose Parade

Please enable Javascript to watch this video STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) – A California boy killed in an accidental shooting two years ago and then saved five lives as an organ donor will be honored in the upcoming Rose Parade. There are memories and love in every corner of Silvia Van Steyn’s Stockton home “He loved […]

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Psychology Around the Net: October 26, 2019

However, not everyone reacts the same way to the changing seasons, and this week we’re going to look at ways to stay balanced during seasonal changes. Why don’t we throw in some news on recent studies on youth contact sports and mental health, behaviors that identify emotional cheating, what happens when you start going through […]

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Homearama showcase house benefits Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office children’s leadership programs

× Homearama showcase house benefits Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office children’s leadership programs CHESAPEAKE, Va. – On the surface, it’s the latest and greatest in home construction and design, but the Siesta Key Chesapeake House’s impact goes much deeper. The 3,300 square foot home is on display at the 2019 Homearama, an local annual showcase for local home […]

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Parker Looks Up: Michelle Obama’s Biggest (and Littlest) Fan Just Published Her First Book

She’s been a viral sensation (more than once), has had a dance party with the forever first lady, and has published her first book—all before the age of five. The adorable little art lover known as Parker Curry can now add “author” to her pre-K resume, as on Tuesday, she and her mom, parenting blogger […]

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Psychology Around the Net: October 12, 2019

New Psychology Research Has Linked Death Anxiety to Bedtime Procrastination: A new study published in The Journal of General Psychology suggests “death anxiety” is a predictor of bedtime procrastination in males. After surveying 229 Turkish participants about their attitudes about death, sleeping behaviors, and self-control, researchers found that men who are bothered by their own […]

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