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UN chief appeal on World Refugee Day

UN chief appeal on World Refugee Day

With 68 million people worldwide displaced due to conflict or persecution —52% of them are children—, the head of the United Nations has called for unity and solidarity as a first step to support them on World Refugee Day, observed 20 June.
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Let’s tell the truth about single parenting
Joan Thatiah - Daily Nation, 5 June 2018.
While it is possible to live a happy and fulfilled life while being a solo parent, the truth is there is nothing glamorous about it.

UK: Primary school children affected by hygiene poverty
Sally Weale - The Guardian, 19 June 2018.
Primary school children are arriving for their lessons unwashed and in dirty clothes because their parents cannot afford to buy washing powder, soap or shampoo, according to a survey by a UK charity.

Fathers forgotten when it comes to services to help them be good parents
The Conversation, 14 june 2018.
Most programs were offered in clinic or hospital settings, and they range from general education programs to relationship and co-parenting programs to clinical and case management programs.

The dangers of distracted parenting
Erika Christakis, The Atlantic, july-august 2018.
When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.

Marriage is (literally) good for the heart
The Business Times, 29 June 2018.
A sweeping survey of research conducted over the last two decades covering more than two million people aged 42 to 77 found that being hitched significantly reduced the risk of both maladies.

What separation from parents does to children
William Wan - The Washington Post, 18 June 2018.
Child-parent separation is driving pediatricians, psychologists and other health experts to vehemently oppose the Trump administration’s new border crossing policy, which has separated more than 2,000 immigrant children from their parents in recent weeks.
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