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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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Indonesia Commits to Eliminate all Forms of Child Labor by 2022

Washington, D.C. The Republic of Indonesia has committed to eliminate all forms of child labour by 2022 to fulfill global development goal pledges, according to the United Nations.  Photo: ILO/Asrian Mirza. The Asian country has made progress in tackling child labour, with the number of child workers falling from over four million in 2009, to 2.9 million in […]

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U.S. Scrambles to Explain Accounts of ‘Missing’ Children

Washington, D.C. The Trump administration is pushing back against news reports that it has lost track of almost 1,500 immigrant children who came to the United States as unaccompanied minors. “The Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Program was never intended … to be a foster care system. With more than 10,000 children in custody … the […]

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Expert Tips for Helping the School-Aged Athlete Avoid Burnout and Injury

  According to Stanford Children’s Health, there are over 3.5 million children who sustain sports-related injuries every year. Add to that the notion that around 70% of kids who play organized youth sports quit by the time they turn 13, and it’s clear to see the red flags. Those who have a school-aged athlete can […]

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