Boy Scouts vs. Girl Scouts

In 2017, two 10-year-old siblings were choosing between the groups. Five years later, we checked back in with them.

#audio-neutral-informative, #boy-scouts, #children-and-childhood, #girl-scouts

Snapchat Introduces Its First Parental Controls

The messaging app, which is popular with teenagers, has faced legal pressure to roll out tools so parents can keep an eye on their children’s social media activity.

#children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #parenting, #snap-inc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #youth, #youtube-com

The Alex Jones Verdict and the Fight Against Disinformation

What is the significance of the defamation case against America’s most prominent conspiracy theorist?

#audio-neutral-informative, #children-and-childhood, #compensation-for-damages-law, #conspiracy-theories, #decisions-and-verdicts, #infowars, #jones-alex-1974, #rumors-and-misinformation, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #texas

Archie Battersbee, Gravely Ill 12-Year-Old, Dies After Removal of Life Support

The boy’s family had made several legal appeals to keep him on a ventilator, but judges in Britain sided with doctors in finding that he had no hope of recovery.

#battersbee-archie, #children-and-childhood, #coma, #death-and-dying, #decisions-and-verdicts, #essex-england, #evans-alfie, #families-and-family-life, #gard-charlie-2016, #great-britain, #life-sustaining-support-systems-withdrawal-of, #parenting

Ukraine’s Children Bear Burdens of War: Photos

Summer for Ukraine’s children means sunshine and swimming, but also long hours in bomb shelters and mine-safety training. A photographer captured their days in Kyiv for The New York Times.

#children-and-childhood, #kyiv-ukraine, #marinka-ukraine, #mariupol-ukraine, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

3 Days. 68 Kids. Snapshots of Summer on Coney Island.

The New York Times for Kids visited the quirky but classic destination.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #beaches, #children-and-childhood, #coney-island-brooklyn-ny, #fashion-and-apparel, #summer-season

How Changing One Law Could Protect Kids From Social Media

Raising the age requirement for social media use could empower parents.

#children-and-childhood, #childrens-online-privacy-protection-act, #computers-and-the-internet, #parenting, #privacy, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states

What Is It About Friendships That Is So Powerful?

They not only make you happier; they can make you richer.

#chetty-raj, #children-and-childhood, #christakis-nicholas-a, #friendship, #income-inequality, #poverty, #united-states

Here’s What School Covid Policies Should Look Like This Year

The crisis kids face at this point in the pandemic is not the virus, but the cost of so many years of disrupted school.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #masks, #parenting

‘Friending Bias’

A large new study offers clues about how lower-income children can rise up the economic ladder.

#children-and-childhood, #friendship, #income-inequality, #internal-storyline-no, #research, #united-states-economy

How Some Parents Changed Their Politics in the Pandemic

They were once Democrats and Republicans. But fears for their children in the pandemic transformed their thinking, turning them into single-issue voters for November’s midterms.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #facebook-inc, #masks, #midterm-elections-2022, #parenting, #project-democracy, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

I Would Have Liked Childhood More Without the Pressure to Grow Up

Let’s not make being a kid harder than it already is.

#children-and-childhood, #memory, #parenting

The Wonderfully Mundane Joys of Summer

Kids getting to be kids again.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #children-and-childhood, #internal-sub-only-nl, #road-trips, #roller-coasters, #summer-season

A Polish Priest’s War Against Abortion Focuses on Helping Single Mothers

The Rev. Tomasz Kancelarczyk sees little effect on women’s decisions whether to have a child from a 29-year abortion ban. What may matter more is support for women who choose to have a child.

#abortion, #babies-and-infants, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #domestic-violence, #europe, #families-and-family-life, #law-and-justice-poland, #law-and-legislation, #parenting, #poland, #politics-and-government, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roman-catholic-church, #single-persons, #special-education, #tomasz-kancelarczyk, #women-and-girls

Dr. Oh Eun-young, ‘the God of Parenting,’ Will See You Now, on TV

In South Korea, Dr. Oh Eun-young, a celebrated psychiatrist, has helped destigmatize seeking therapy and blown up the traditionally private relationship with patients by putting it all on TV.

#children-and-childhood, #doctors, #mental-health-and-disorders, #oh-eun-young, #parenting, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #south-korea, #television

Few Parents Intend to Have Very Young Children Vaccinated Against Covid

In a new survey, 43 percent of parents of children ages 6 months through 4 years said they would refuse the shots for their kids. An additional 27 percent were uncertain.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kaiser-family-foundation, #parenting, #polls-and-public-opinion, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

The Movement to End Homework Is Wrong

Doing away with it would change the purpose of school itself.

#children-and-childhood, #education, #education-k-12, #homework, #internal-sub-only-nl

Pope Francis Will Travel to Canada to Apologize to Indigenous Community

Pope Francis will travel to an Indigenous community in Canada to apologize for the church’s role in residential schools that tried to erase Indigenous culture, and where thousands of children died.

#apologies, #assembly-of-first-nations, #canada, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #francis, #indigenous-people, #kamloops-indian-residential-school-british-columbia, #priests, #reparations, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #sinclair-murray-1951

There’s a Reason We Can’t Have Nice Things

“Racism has undermined efforts to deliver a social safety net in the U.S. for a very long time,” one scholar says.

#american-families-plan-2021, #black-people, #children-and-childhood, #democratic-party, #race-and-ethnicity, #senate, #united-states-economy, #whites

Mourning Technoblade: Fans Grieve a Minecraft Star They Never Met

The expert gamer built a following of millions of mostly young players on YouTube, without revealing his name or face.

#children-and-childhood, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #microsoft-corp, #minecraft-video-game, #mojang-ab, #technoblade-d-2022, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Books That Immerse Me in a Better World

A conversation with Karina Yan Glaser, who writes middle-grade books set in a Harlem where kids can roam and neighbors know one another’s names.

#books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #glaser-karina-yan, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #internal-sub-only-nl, #writing-and-writers

4-Year-Old Girl Dies in Russian Strike in Vinnytsia

A toddler with Down syndrome was happily pushing a stroller through a Ukraine park before a Russian missile landed. “I want to shout out to the whole world,” an anguished survivor of the attack cried.

#children-and-childhood, #civilian-casualties, #liza-dmytriyeva, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #vinnytsia-ukraine, #zelenska-olena

Ex-Goddess Works to Reform 700-Year Tradition. Her M.B.A. Helps.

As a child, Chanira Bajracharya was worshiped in Nepal, but still made time to study. She is now encouraging the girl goddesses who’ve followed her to do the same.

#bajracharya-chanira, #buddhism, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-personal-profile, #education-k-12, #hinduism, #kathmandu-nepal, #nepal, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

My Dog’s Death Taught Me Spiritual Detachment. Then My Sister Got Sick.

When she got cancer, she started joking about life without her. I was not amused.

#children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life

For Young Offenders, Restitution Debts Can Present Crippling Obstacles

A new report asserts that ordering juvenile offenders to pay compensation to their victims often derails their lives, and victims’ rights groups see shortcomings as well.

#children-and-childhood, #compensation-for-damages-law, #juvenile-delinquency, #law-and-legislation, #united-states

Mitt Romney Is Inventing Policies for a Fantasy G.O.P.

A pro-life movement that rejects a safety net for children and families is less hypocritical than it may seem.

#abortion, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #child-tax-credits-and-stipends, #children-and-childhood, #conservatism-us-politics, #families-and-family-life, #law-and-legislation, #poverty, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #senate, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Supreme Court Dealt a Terrible Blow to Children’s Health

We are now learning that climate change and air pollution can act together to increase health effects.

#air-pollution, #children-and-childhood, #disasters-and-emergencies, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #premature-babies, #respiratory-diseases, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #weather

The Nihilism of the Minions

The latest hit children’s movie is nearly devoid of artistic and moral value. Are we OK with that?

#animated-films, #children-and-childhood, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mister-rogersneighborhood-tv-program, #movies, #parenting

Modern Love Podcast: ‘Do It, I Dare You.’

Step inside the secret, beautiful world of a nanny in New York City and his tiny companion.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #new-york-city, #parenting

6 Ways to Help Your Child Deal With Anger

Anger has a bad reputation, but it is a basic human emotion like any other. Here’s how to help children cope.

#anger-emotion, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #emotions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence

The Books About Sex That Every Family Should Read

The author Cory Silverberg bucks decades of conventional wisdom on how to teach kids about intimacy.

#anatomy-and-physiology, #books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parenting, #reproduction-biological, #silverberg-cory, #smyth-fiona

Where Can Young Children Get Vaccinated for Covid-19?

Age requirements vary among the larger pharmacy chains, and some won’t give the shots to children younger than 5.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cvs-caremark-corporation, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walgreen-co, #walmart-stores-inc

6 Cool Ice Pops to Make With Your Kids

It’s summer. Go wild.

#children-and-childhood, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #ice-cream-and-frozen-desserts, #recipes

Covid Vaccines Slowly Roll Out for Children Under 5

It was a milestone in the coronavirus pandemic, 18 months after adults first began receiving shots against the virus. The response from parents was notably muted.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Lemonade Stands Are No Longer So Simple

Lemonade stands have adapted for sour times, raising funds and creating fun along the way.

#children-and-childhood, #lemonade-stands, #parenting

Vaccines for Young Children Are Coming, but Many Parents Have Tough Questions

The vaccines seem safe for children and are likely to protect against severe illness. But data on efficacy are thin, and most children have already been infected.

#biontech-se, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #moderna-inc, #parenting, #pfizer-inc, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Florida Allows Doctors to Order Covid Vaccines for Young Children

Unlike the other 49 states and the District of Columbia, Florida did not allow health care providers to preorder the vaccines ahead of the federal government’s June 14 deadline.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #desantis-ron, #florida, #vaccination-and-immunization

Happy Father’s Day to Roy Ayers, My Brilliant, Absent Dad

Most of us with absent fathers think, “What about me?” We rarely stop to ask, “What about him?”

#ayers-roy-musician, #children-and-childhood, #documentary-films-and-programs, #fathers-day, #garvey-marcus-park-manhattan-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #men-and-boys, #music, #summer-of-soul-or-when-the-revolution-could-not-be-televised-movie, #thompson-ahmir-questlove

States Address Child Care Shortages After Federal Efforts Stalled

Federal legislation has stalled, so states are stepping in. In some places, that could mean looser regulations, like 16-year-olds caring for children, without supervision.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #colorado, #families-and-family-life, #iowa, #labor-and-jobs, #montana, #new-mexico, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #shortages, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #texas

Florida Allows Doctors to Order Vaccines for Very Young Children

Unlike the other 49 states and the District of Columbia, Florida did not allow health care providers to preorder the vaccines ahead of the federal government’s June 14 deadline.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #desantis-ron, #florida, #vaccination-and-immunization

F.D.A. Authorizes Moderna and Pfizer Covid Vaccines for Youngest Children

A recommendation from the C.D.C. director would be the final step before doses are rolled out for the roughly 20 million children under the age of 5.

#biontech-se, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

What to Know About the Covid Vaccine for Little Kids

Here are answers to five common questions.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #newsletters, #parenting, #vaccination-and-immunization

N.Y.C.’s vaccine plan for children younger than 5 relies on pediatricians and vaccine hubs.

The city hopes to start vaccinating children under 5 on June 22 at many kinds of locations.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

A Better Way to Measure Immunity in Children

Some scientists believe that a clearer picture of Covid vaccine efficacy could have emerged sooner if investigators had tracked certain immune cells, not just antibodies.

#antibodies, #biontech-se, #children-and-childhood, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immune-system, #moderna-inc, #parenting, #pfizer-inc, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Relief for Parents

Covid vaccines for young children are finally coming.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-storyline-no, #moderna-inc, #parenting, #pfizer-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization

My Dad Wasn’t Around, but I Had No Shortage of Black Father Figures

For me, fatherly affection came from coaches and the men in my Black Baptist church.

#children-and-childhood, #fathers-day, #men-and-boys, #parenting

Why Kids Under 5 Should Get a Covid Vaccine

An F.D.A. advisory panel’s recommendation of vaccines for children in the youngest age group could not have come at a more urgent time.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #vaccination-and-immunization

Parents Anxious to Vaccinate Young Children Describe an Agonizing Wait

Times readers with babies, toddlers or preschoolers who are unvaccinated against the coronavirus wrote in about worries and strains, loneliness and lost time.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #vaccination-and-immunization

Can Virtual Reality Help Autistic Children Navigate the Real World?

One company, Floreo, is hoping their tools will lead the way, despite some criticisms from autism self-advocates.

#autism, #children-and-childhood, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #upstart2022, #virtual-reality-computers

Moderna’s Covid Vaccine Is Effective in Children Under 6, F.D.A. Says

Outside experts will meet next week to decide whether to recommend that the agency authorize the vaccine for kids 6 months and older.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #moderna-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization