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Should smartphones have an age requirement?

Patricia Garcia - Vogue, 20 June 2017.
21-06-2017
America has put age requirements in place to serve as roadblocks for young people looking to buy products such as alcohol, cigarettes, and guns, but today a concerned parent wants to apply those same standards to something else he thinks is quickly becoming a threat to American kids: smartphones.
 

Fragile lives

Devi Kar - The Telegraph India, 20 June 2017.
21-06-2017
Why do children have to be praised all the time? Why can't teachers scold a child spontaneously without having to worry about being blamed for undermining the child's self-esteem?
 

9 ways parents can help bullied kids learn resilience

Phyllis L. Fagell - Washington Post, 20 June 2017.
21-06-2017
We should help them understand that they are the main character of their story and that bullying is just one small part of it.
 

Parenting: when should you impose a curfew?

Joan Mbabazi - New Times, 21 June 2017.
21-06-2017
Whenever it gets dark and children are not yet back home, parents get nervous with a thousand questions running in their minds about their children’s safety. One measure some parents take to ensure their children do not lose track of their education journey is imposing curfews.
 

How to parent “equally” when one of your children has a disability

The Huffington Post, 20 June 2017.
21-06-2017
Balancing the demands of more than one child is never easy, but it can be especially challenging if one of your children has special needs.
 

How to protect babies and children from the dangers of hot weather

The Telegraph, 20 June 2017.
21-06-2017
Babies and children are more susceptible than adults to the effects of heat and need to be monitored carefully during hot weather. Families are especially vulnerable when travelling abroad, or in a new location, where the baby equipment may be unfamiliar and the temperatures higher than at home.
 

What we owe refugee children

Elias Bou Saab - Project Syndicate, 20 June 2017.
21-06-2017
A former Lebanese education minister explains the educational commitment due to refugee children and how the world cannot expect a small group of countries on the borders of war zones to bear sole responsibility for displaced people.
 

A new study about guns and ‘children’

Robert Verbruggen - National Review, 20 June 2017.
21-06-2017
Pediatrics has published a new study that covers nonfatal injuries in addition to deaths, and it explains how these incidents break down in terms of demographics, geography, and circumstances.
 

Drive to get children back to school failing worldwide

Rebecca Ratcliffe - The Guardian, 21 June 2017.
21-06-2017
As UN figures show out-of-school rates unchanged since 2012, researchers say goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030 is unlikely to be met for generations. Unesco’s figures, released this week, estimate that the global poverty rate could be more than halved if everyone completed secondary school.
 

How China’s fearsome Tiger Dads found their way

Mandy Zuo - South China Morning Post, 17 June 2017.
17-06-2017
Strict fathers are winning support as society resists rising Western influence to embrace traditional Chinese parenting style.
 
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