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Many parents of children with disabilities don’t make care plans, study finds
Science News - 9 February 2018. [13-02-2018]
Many parents of children with disabilities don’t make advance care plans in the event of the parent's or other caretaker's death or disability, according to a new nationwide U.S. survey.
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.
Child Marriages rise in urban India, decline in rural
Ians Vipul Vivek - India West, 11 June 2017. [11-06-2017]
Underage marriages, especially of girls, are rising in urban India and declining in rural India, according to a new analysis of census data, but while the immediate reasons are not clear, patriarchy and the continuing hold of tradition are implicated.
When children suffer trauma, adults must pay heed
Steven Berkowitz - Lancaster Online, 11 June 2017. [11-06-2017]
PTSD is not just a disease of war. It can affect any individual, at any age. For children, the effects of PTSD can be especially challenging to identify, and often children do not receive effective treatments until they have suffered for many years.
5 ways marriage is harder in 2017
Danielle Page - NBC News Better, 6 June 2017. [09-06-2017]
The unique hurdles couples are dealing with in the modern age — from social media to more baggage.
Overweight children are being turned into social outcasts
Colin Fernandez - Daily Mail, 7 June 2017. [08-06-2017]
Overweight children have fewer friends and are more disliked than their thinner schoolmates, a study found. They are also more likely to have unreciprocated friendships – thinking other children are their friends when the feeling is not mutual.
Challenges of parenting children with disabilities in Africa
Doreen Nawa - Zambia Daily Mail Limited, 4 June 2017. [05-06-2017]
No-one would claim that parenting is easy, but when one has a child with a disability, there is a whole new level of challenges involved.
When parenting feels like drowning
Jami Ingledue - Huffpost, 1 May 2017. [02-05-2017]
Parenting is demanding and overwhelming under the best of circumstances. But parenting a child who has behavioral health needs such as Autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, OCD, feels like you are drowning, all of the time, relentlessly.
Why are we criminalizing behavior of children with disabilities?
Valerie Strauss - The Washington Post, 25 April 2017. [26-04-2017]
If school districts are going to continue to station police officers in schools, they should heed federal guidance to adopt written policies that clearly limit officers’ roles to safety and security, not routine school discipline. We must equip our schools to positively and proactively address the behavioral needs of students with disabilities, not arrest children in need of support.
10 Regular bedtimes stop children from becoming overweight
Camilla Turner - The Telegraph, 24 April 2017. [24-04-2017]
Regular bedtimes stop children from becoming overweight, a study by Ohio State University has found. Eating meals at the same time every day and watching less than half an hour of television a day will also help to stave off obesity later in life, research suggests.
11 700 disabled children "injured in schools while restrained"
The Herald, 8 April 2017. [08-04-2017]
Hundreds of disabled children were injured in schools while being physically restrained, an investigation has found. Pupils were pinned face down on the floor, strapped into chairs, suffered broken bones and one had their head covered with a “spit Hood”, according to 5 live Investigates.
12 Autism: The children who find haircuts painful
Lucy Ballinger - BBC News, 8 April 2017. [08-04-2017]
Sitting in a hairdresser's chair may sound simple, but for a child with autism having a haircut can be painful. One barber has developed a unique technique where he will cut a child's hair during long periods while sitting on the floor, on window sills or even in the car.
13 Careful planning needed for families with special needs children
Liz Skinner - Investment News, 31 March 2017. [01-04-2017]
Clients who have special needs children require distinctive planning help in order to save enough resources for a lifetime of care in ways that don't jeopardize collection of federal benefits. Advisers need to help families save without risking eligibility of federal benefits.
14 In Sweden, hundreds of refugee children gave up on life
Maine Public, 30 March 2017. [01-04-2017]
The Swedish word uppgivenhetssyndrom sounds like what it is: a syndrome in which kids have given up on life. That's what several hundred children and adolescents have done — literally checked out of the world for months or years. They go to bed and don't get up. They're unable to move, eat, drink, speak or respond. All of the victims of the disorder, sometimes called resignation syndrome, have been youngsters seeking asylum after a traumatic migration, mostly from former Soviet and Yugoslav states.
15 To the parents of children who stare at my disabled daughter
Valerie Strauss - The Washington Post, 22 March 2017. [23-03-2017]
A professor of psychology at the University of Virginia and successful writer of several books tells us about his family and offers an unusual lesson for everybody.
16 How to help children with autism make, and keep, friends
Arlene Karidis - The Washington Post, 20 March 2017. [20-03-2017]
To be successful, these kids need to begin exercising their social and emotional muscles early, and in different settings, with children who have similar issues, and with those who do not. There are plenty of opportunities to gain experience in special programs designed for them, such as autism group meetups where they may engage with people their age who have similar needs.
17 Eating disorder concerns are worth acting on
Jill U. Adams - Herald Tribune, 114 March 2017. [14-03-2017]
Approximately half of teenage girls and a quarter of teenage boys are dissatisfied with their bodies. Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating most commonly emerge during the adolescent years, but there are younger and younger cases, as young as 5 years old.
18 Parents of children with learning disability fear reactions
Haroon Siddique - The Guardian, 30 November 2016. [30-11-2016]
Almost two-thirds of parents of children with a learning disability say that they have missed a social engagement because of fear about what the public reaction to their child will be, a survey has found. Also, 70% of parents of children with a learning disability have felt unwelcome in public and a fifth have been asked to leave a public space due to their child’s behaviour, heightening their sense of isolation.
19 Lack of sleep is making our children obese
Jenny Stephenson - The Guardian, 14 November 2016. [15-11-2016]
Researchers at King’s College London have just added more evidence to the pile showing that irregular bedtimes and insufficient sleep in childhood may result in increased calorie consumption and obesity. Also, children who aren’t getting enough sleep are more likely to experience daytime behavioural problems than those who do not.
20 Keeping children sedentary is causing harm
Valerie Strauss - The Washington Post, 11 November 2016. [12-11-2016]
Children are spending less time outdoors than ever before, and this is changing the development of their muscles and senses. They are becoming a generation of “unsafe” children — reports of clumsiness and falls are on the rise in schools. As adults, at least we have a choice if we’d like to take a movement break. Children don’t always have that luxury.
21 Schools ban children bringing in birthday cake and sweets
Megan Murray - Good To Know, 25 October 2016. [26-10-2016]
For many children, taking cake or sweet treats into school on their birthday has been something of a tradition. But now, fears over childhood obesity and encouraging unhealthy attitudes towards food have led to many schools banning birthday treats.
22 Working parents linked to obese children
Miriam Stoppard - Mirror, 25 October 2016. [26-10-2016]
Research says children of parents who both work are more likely to be overweight, and childhood obesity parallels the rise in women going out to work. Danish researchers say latchkey kids exercise less and suffer from a lack of sleep – all of which can lead to the pounds piling on.
23 Parental absence increases chance of nicotine and alcohol
Tim Newman - Medical News Today, 12 October 2016. [12-10-2016]
Research published this week in Archives of Disease in Childhood examines risky behavior in children who have experienced parental absence. Adding to earlier studies, the results show that behavioral changes begin earlier than previously thought.
24 Finding holiday care for learning disabled children
BBC News, 25 August 2016. [26-08-2016]
In the UK, parents of children with learning disabilities are being pushed “to breaking point” by a lack of support during the holidays.
25 Food allergies unlikely to run in the family
Will Chu - Food Navigator, 25 July 2016. [26-07-2016]
The chances of a food allergy in the brother or sister of an affected child are only marginally higher than in the general population, a study has concluded.

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