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Orphans International Announces New Director for 20th Year

New York, N.Y. The Board of Directors of Orphans International Worldwide (OIW) announces with great pleasure the hiring of Luisa Duarte-Silva, Ph.D. as Executive Director. She will be the third permanent E.D. since the charity was founded nineteen years ago. Luisa has two adopted boys from Vietnam, has worked extensively with orphanages in Asia and […]

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New Children’s Book Offers Highly Effective Anxiety Coping Strategies

April 2nd is International Children’s Book Day, making it a great day to consider the impact that some books can have on today’s youth. One author, Reena B. Patel, is on a mission to help children learn how to identify and address stress and anxiety. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders […]

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What Every Parent Needs to Know About Kids and Screen Time

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), in 1970 children didn’t start regularly watching TV until they were four years old. Today, they report that children begin interacting with digital media at four months old. One look around and it’s easy to see that many children have their own cell phone, tablet, television, or […]

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11 Positive Parenting Tips Every Parent Should Know

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, by the time children have reached the fifth grade, around 80 percent of them have been physically punished. They also report that physical punishment, which includes spanking and hitting, has been shown to be ineffective and lead to more aggressive behavior. They recommend that parents use more effective […]

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Life Changer: My Visit to an Indonesian Orphanage

Manado, Indonesia. In life, we have events that define or shape the role we play in the world. An experience that alters our ways of thinking and doing. A woman catching a bouquet at a wedding may decide to finally marry. A young teenager may watch a vegan inspiring documentary of meat processing plants and […]

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Detention of Unaccompanied Minors at U.S. Entry Nothing New

Washington, D.C. When a 12-year-old boy traveled to the United States from Poland, looking for his mother in New York City, he was put into detention. The unaccompanied minor, Chain Shlome Kleinman, was slated to be deported unless the U.S. government found his relatives and verified his information. Kleinman made the journey in 1907 as […]

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U.N.: More Kids Killed, Maimed and Recruited to Conflict

New York, N.Y. More than 10,000 children were killed or maimed in conflict last year while more than 8,000 youngsters were recruited or used as combatants, the United Nations reported on Wednesday. These violations contributed to the overall rise in the number of children globally affected by fighting in 2017, as documented in the annual report of the […]

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UNICEF: Migrant Children at U.S. Border Have Right to Protection

New York, N.Y. Separating children from their families is in no-one’s best interest – the head of U.N. Children’s Fund UNICEF said on Tuesday – pointing to “heartbreaking” stories of infants who have been reportedly removed from their parents after entering the U.S. from Mexico illegally. Genesis Cerrato, 16, with her one-year-old son. Along with her whole family, […]

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