How to Prepare Babies and Kids for the End of Daylight Saving Time

For parents of small children, ‘falling back’ doesn’t mean an extra hour in bed. But the right plan can help ease the change.

#children-and-childhood, #daylight-saving-time, #sleep

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Forget Halloween. Children Are Frightening Year-Round.

Why little kids have a special ability to creep out their parents.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #ghosts, #halloween, #parenting

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Are ‘Kidfluencers’ Making Our Kids Fat?

Popular YouTube channels often bombard young children with thinly veiled ads for junk food, a new study finds.

#advertising-and-marketing, #children-and-childhood, #fast-food-industry, #federal-trade-commission, #food, #obesity, #parenting, #toys, #youtube-com

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Respecting Children’s Pain

A new study challenges those who care for children to end what researchers say is the common undertreatment of pain in children, starting at birth.

#brain, #children-and-childhood, #chronic-condition-health, #lancet-the-journal, #nerves-and-nervous-system, #pain, #parenting

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Footprints Mark a Toddler’s Perilous Prehistoric Journey

Mammoths and giant ground sloths roamed the same terrain that a young adult swiftly moved through while toting a young child.

#animal-behavior, #children-and-childhood, #feet, #fossils, #mammoths-animals, #new-mexico, #paleontology, #quaternary-science-reviews-journal, #research, #sloths-animals, #white-sands-national-park-new-mexico, #your-feed-science, #youth

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Can I Safely Send My Kid to Day Care? We Asked the Experts

As states struggle with reopening, parents are scrambling to figure out child care amid a fall surge of coronavirus.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #parenting

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‘Now and Then’ at 25: Girlhood Finally Taken Seriously

This movie about inseparable tweens and the grown-ups they became was dismissed in 1995. Today it’s cherished by waves of new fans for the weight it gives their stories.

#birch-thora, #children-and-childhood, #friendship, #glatter-lesli-linka, #griffith-melanie, #hoffmann-gaby, #king-i-marlene, #moore-demi, #movies, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #now-and-then-movie, #odonnell-rosie, #pretty-little-liars-tv-program, #ricci-christina, #wilson-rita, #women-and-girls

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The Complexity in ‘Where Are You From?’

I lived at the same address throughout my American childhood, but neither of my Chinese-born parents could say exactly where they were from.

#children-and-childhood, #chinese-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #immigration-and-emigration, #wuhan-china

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Schoolchildren Seem Unlikely to Fuel Coronavirus Surges, Scientists Say

Researchers once feared that school reopenings might spread the virus through communities. But so far there is little evidence that it’s happening.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #jenkins-helen-e, #parenting, #your-feed-science

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At 12, She’s a Covid ‘Long Hauler’

Although most young people recover quickly, doctors are seeing more children and teens with lingering fatigue and other chronic problems.

#children-and-childhood, #chronic-condition-health, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #joints-body-part, #migraine-headaches, #parenting, #pediatric-inflammatory-multisystem-syndrome-pims

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Depression in Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Childhood Asthma

Mothers who were psychologically distressed during pregnancy had a higher risk of asthma in their offspring.

#anxiety-and-stress, #asthma, #children-and-childhood, #depression-mental, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #psychology-and-psychologists

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I Learned This Stress-Management Trick When I Was 3

It soothes me. Makes me more present, less anxious. And it just feels good.

#children-and-childhood, #dreams, #meditation, #sleep

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A Brief History of Questionable Parenting Advice

Wine is good for children but bananas are bad, according to the Times archives.

#archives-and-records, #babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #parenting

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I Used a Sperm Donor. Should I Introduce My Daughter to Her Half Siblings?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether to make your donor’s numerous offspring part of your child’s family — and more.

#artificial-insemination, #children-and-childhood, #privacy, #single-mothers

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Trick or Treat: It’s Mom and Dad!

The world’s worst parents come back to haunt us, in Lois Lowry’s “The Willoughbys Return.”

#books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #lowry-lois, #the-willoughbys-return-book

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Netherlands to Allow Doctors to Help End Lives of Terminally Ill Children

Hugo de Jonge, the Dutch health minister, said that “incurably ill” children ages 1 to 12 should be able to die with the help of a doctor.

#children-and-childhood, #de-jonge-hugo, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide, #netherlands, #politics-and-government

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A Mother Takes Readers on a Journey With Her Autistic Son

Amy S.F. Lutz asks difficult questions in “We Walk.”

#autism, #books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #lutz-amy-s-f, #we-walk-life-with-severe-autism-book

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The Science Behind Your Child’s Tantrums

And how to nip them in the bud before they start.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #children-and-childhood, #emotions, #parenting, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #research, #tantrums-in-children

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Help! My Kids Don’t Want to Go Outside

After months of lockdown, adults just want to get out of the house. For some children, the issue is more fraught.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #fear-emotion, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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How to Help Kids Open Up About Anything

Tips for creating safe spaces and developing emotional intelligence in your children.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #love-emotion, #parenting

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The Challenges of Remote Learning for Children Who Stutter

Feeling put on the spot on a video screen when you can’t get words out can be intimidating. Experts offer advice.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #harrington-brayden, #stuttering, #voice-and-speech

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Let Kids Have Halloween

They’ve suffered enough.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #halloween

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When What Parents Are Feeling Is More Than Just Stress

Paying attention to symptoms like headaches, dizziness and fatigue is crucial, now more than ever.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting

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How to Make Remote Learning Work? Unmute Yourself!

Longtime home-schoolers offer advice on what to do, and what not to do.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #home-schooling, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Why Are Schools Closed if Child Care Centers Are Open?

School is (whisper it) a form of child care. Child care, at its best, fosters children’s development. So how did we come to treat them so differently?

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #history-academic-subject, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting

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Who Would Win in a Dinosaur Battle Royale?

A cheat sheet for parents of dino-obsessed kids.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #dinosaurs, #paleontology, #parenting, #toys

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In Terms of Child Mortality, It’s a Good Time for Public Health

Despite the crises of 2020, parents can realistically expect that children born today will outlive them. That wasn’t always the case.

#antibiotics, #babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #cholera, #epidemics, #infant-mortality, #parenting, #smallpox, #vaccination-and-immunization

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C.E.O.s Rediscover the Family Dinner Table

Remote work during the coronavirus pandemic has given executives with children a taste of a different way to live.

#beyond-meat-inc, #blakely-sara, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dimon-james, #ellevest, #executives-and-management-theory, #foley-john-fitness-executive, #krawcheck-sallie-l, #mckinseyco, #new-york-city, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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Even as the Economy Grew, More Children Lost Health Insurance

A new analysis shows that coverage levels fell for a third straight year. And that was before the pandemic struck.

#children-and-childhood, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hispanic-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #medicaid, #state-childrens-health-insurance-program-s-chip

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Why Trump Disdains a Virtual Debate

“What happens when the bully in the bully pulpit can’t be a bully anymore?” a reader asks. Also: Children and social cues in the pandemic.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debates-political, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Pandemic Travel, With Another Family or Maybe Three

If vacationing with other families was complicated in Before Times — splitting costs, calling dibs on bedrooms — the coronavirus has only doused the fire with more fuel.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #intrepid-group, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #virtuoso-ltd

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How to Tell a Great Bedtime Story

Remember the three Ps: pitch, pacing and pausing.

#aesops-fables-book, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #parenting, #voice-and-speech, #wbur

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Parenting Was Never Meant to Be This Isolating

Nuclear families have always relied on a community for practical support.

#anxiety-and-stress, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #women-and-girls

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She’s 13, and the Source of a Family’s Covid-19 Outbreak

The C.D.C. and four state health departments described how one girl spread the coronavirus to 11 relatives during a gathering.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #georgia, #illinois, #massachusetts, #morbidity-and-mortality-weekly-report, #research, #rhode-island, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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For Parents, a New Level of Big-Picture Anxiety

Beneath the mantle of acute apprehension burns a molten core of profound, long-term worry.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting

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Parents Face Murder Charge in Death of Girl With Severe Lice

Some experts were skeptical that lice alone could have killed the girl, Kaitlyn Yozviak. The case underscored fears about how the pandemic has cut children off from people who could report neglect.

#brenda-trammell, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #georgia, #john-joseph-yozviak, #kaitlyn-yozviak, #lice, #mary-katherine-horton, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #shutdowns-institutional

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Now Taking the Stage in the Pandemic: The School Nurse

In the school reopening effort, nurses have a crucial role: being the first to spot and stop the spread of a contagious disease.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #new-york-city, #nursing-and-nurses

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Is Your Toddler Ready for a ‘Big Kid Bed’?

Figuring out when and how to make the switch can be complicated. Here’s how to make this milestone easier for you and your child.

#babies-and-infants, #beds-and-bedding, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #cribs-baby-beds, #parenting, #sleep

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Still Grieving Chadwick Boseman, Brother, Son, Superstar

To his brothers and his hometown in Anderson, S.C., the “Black Panther” actor, who died in August at age 43, was a friend who tried his best. “His best was incredible,” his brother Kevin said.

#actors-and-actresses, #anderson-s-c, #art, #black-panther-movie, #black-people, #boseman-chadwick, #children-and-childhood, #deaths-obituaries, #religion-and-belief

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Distance Learning, With Shades of Big Brother

A video on digital classroom etiquette makes it very clear: Your home is no longer your own, and your kids must pretend to learn in it.

#children-and-childhood, #e-learning, #education-k-12

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At-Home Learning, When Home Is in Ashes

How families in one Oregon community are coping with the aftermath of a massive wildfire.

#children-and-childhood, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #wildfires

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The Coronavirus Mostly Spares Younger Children. Teens Aren’t So Lucky.

Younger children are about half as likely as older teenagers and adults to become infected, new studies suggest.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #jama-pediatrics-journal, #research, #science-journal, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical, #united-states, #your-feed-science

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Sometimes It’s Not Just Shyness

Selective mutism is a common anxiety condition whereby kids who are normally chatty at home clam up around outsiders or at school.

#anxiety-and-stress, #child-mind-institute, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #mutism, #parenting, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #voice-and-speech

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Back-to-School Season in Italy

There is a cultural emphasis on children being with other children, and having them go to school in person.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #parenting, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

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The Rise of Child Labor in the Coronavirus Pandemic

With schools closed and families desperate for income, millions of children are being forced into work that is often dangerous, arduous and illegal.

#bihar-india, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-labor, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #india, #labor-and-jobs, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-nations

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As Covid-19 Closes Schools, the World’s Children Go to Work

Former students are taking illegal and often dangerous jobs in India and other developing countries, potentially rolling back years of progress in social mobility and public health.

#child-labor, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #india, #indonesia, #shutdowns-institutional

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How to Keep the Peace in a School Pod

‘It’s important to approach this with the idea that there’s no ideal situation. If there were, we’d all be doing it.’

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #friendship, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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How Do Children Fight Off the Coronavirus?

The secret may lie in an “innate” immune response that targets unrecognized invaders, scientists say.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #immune-system, #montefiore-medical-center, #new-york-city, #pediatric-inflammatory-multisystem-syndrome-pims, #research, #respiratory-distress-syndrome, #science-translational-medicine-journal, #your-feed-science

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Family Displaced After a Disaster? Here’s How to Cope

Experts offer advice on how to recognize the signs of trauma and re-establish some normalcy.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #emotions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #parenting, #wildfires

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Can We Take the Schooling Out of Home Schooling?

The “unschooling” movement might help us deal with the problems posed by remote learning.

#black-people, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #home-schooling, #parenting

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