She Never Saw Herself in Children’s TV Shows. So She Created Her Own.

For Chris Nee, the producer behind the popular “Doc McStuffins” series, diversity and representation aren’t nice-to-haves. They’re the things she wished TV producers considered when she was a kid.

#children-and-childhood, #television, #women-and-girls

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Why Remote Learning Is a Failure

Remote learning needs to end with the pandemic.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Child Marriage in North Carolina Must End

Pregnancy and parenting do not justify making a child a bride. 

#children-and-childhood, #marriages, #north-carolina, #sex, #sex-crimes

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Don’t Play With Your Kids. Seriously.

I have three kids under 10 who don’t expect — or even want — to play with me. It took some practice, but over time, we’ve all learned we’re better off doing our own thing.

#children-and-childhood, #parenting, #toys

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If You Ignore Pornography, You Aren’t Teaching Sex Ed

Refusing to discuss sexually explicit media won’t make it go away.

#children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #dating-and-relationships, #education-k-12, #men-and-boys, #parenting, #pornography, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls

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Book Review: ‘The Bench,’ by Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex

In “The Bench,” the Duchess of Sussex takes on “the special relationship” of fathers and sons, and the daunting challenge of rhyming verse.

#archie-earl-of-dumbarton, #books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #robinson-christian, #royal-families, #the-bench-book

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Are Vets and Pharmacists Showing How to Make Careers Work for Moms?

The big problem for professional women isn’t old-fashioned discrimination. It’s bigger than that — but there is a way forward.

#children-and-childhood, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #veterinary-medicine, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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We Must Fully Reopen Schools This Fall. Here’s How.

A blueprint for the C.D.C. to bring children back to classrooms safely.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #education-k-12

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Richard Robinson Dies at 84; Turned Scholastic Into an Empire

With help from Harry Potter, the Magic School Bus and the Baby-Sitters Club, he created the largest publisher and distributor of children’s books.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #deaths-obituaries, #education-k-12, #harry-potter-book, #robinson-richard-1937, #scholastic-corporation, #the-baby-sitters-club-book

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How Thousands of Indigenous Children Vanished in Canada

The discovery of the remains of 215 children at the site of a defunct boarding school in British Columbia has rekindled discussion of a sinister time in Canada’s history.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #children-and-childhood, #deaths-fatalities, #indigenous-people, #kamloops-indian-residential-school-british-columbia, #trudeau-justin, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

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Turning Child Care Into a New Cold War

Republicans talk a good game about families. And then stiff them.

#american-families-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #families-and-family-life, #republican-party, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Arthur Staats Dies at 97; Called ‘Time Out’ for Unruly Kids

A behavioral psychologist, he advised that it was more productive to briefly isolate a misbehaving child than to spank or yell. Thus a household phrase was born.

#children-and-childhood, #deaths-obituaries, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #staats-arthur-1924-2021, #time-out

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How a Nursing Shortage Affects Families With Disabled Children

A nursing shortage — driven by the pandemic — has made life miserable for parents with profoundly disabled children. “What if I’m so exhausted that I make a mistake?”

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #home-health-care, #medicaid, #nursing-and-nurses, #parenting, #shortages

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How to Keep Children Safe Around Water and Prevent Drowning

It’s an important safety issue to review every summer, and this may be an especially good moment to brush up.

#american-academy-of-pediatrics, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #drownings, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season, #swimming, #swimming-pools, #water

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Why Are So Many Children in Brazil Dying From Covid-19?

Coronavirus variants may be causing severe infections in children.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #medicine-and-health, #vaccination-and-immunization

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What Will My Son Remember of This Horrible Year?

Dispatches from the pandemic for my 3-year-old.

#amnesia, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Gaza Militant Group Says 17-Year-Old Killed by Airstrike Was a Member

The teenager, Khaled al-Qanou, was one of 67 children killed in Gaza during the latest war between Israel and militants. It is against international law to recruit children to fight.

#children-and-childhood, #civilian-casualties, #draft-and-recruitment-military, #gaza-strip

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Lois Ehlert, Creator of Boldly Colored Children’s Books, Dies at 86

Ms. Ehlert, whose best-known book was “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom,” made distinctive collage artwork for readers ranging in age from infancy to 10.

#art, #books-and-literature, #caldecott-medal, #chicka-chicka-boom-boom-book, #children-and-childhood, #deaths-obituaries, #ehlert-lois-1934-2021, #writing-and-writers

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The Secret Recipe for All-Fun Parenting

It’s called being an uncle or aunt. I recommend it.

#children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parenting

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Covid-19’s Impact on America Has Just Begun

Many Americans  may never fully recover from the pandemic even if they didn’t contract the coronavirus.

#alcohol-abuse, #anxiety-and-stress, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #domestic-violence, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #income-inequality, #united-states, #yamhill-ore

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US Vaccine Rate: 70% May Be in Reach, New Poll Suggests

The survey found big increases over last month in Latinos getting the shot and in unvaccinated people who say they have made an appointment.

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

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70 Percent Covid Vaccination Rate May Be in Reach, New Poll Suggests

The survey found big increases over last month in Latinos getting the shot and in unvaccinated people who say they have made an appointment.

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

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5 Things to Do on Memorial Day Weekend

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually and in person in New York City.

#art, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #carolines-on-broadway, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #children-and-childhood, #comedy-and-humor, #douglas-dezron, #fellini-federico, #film-forum, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #high-line-manhattan-ny, #jazz, #mahama-ibrahim, #mastroianni-marcello, #memorial-day, #morningside-park-manhattan-ny, #movies, #music, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seneca-village-manhattan-ny, #vimeo-llc

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Eric Carle, Author of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar,’ Dies at 91

A self-described “picture writer,” he wrote and illustrated more than 70 books for young children, selling more than 170 million copies.

#art, #books-and-literature, #carle-eric, #children-and-childhood, #deaths-obituaries, #the-very-hungry-caterpillar-book, #writing-and-writers

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Moderna Vaccine Highly Effective in Adolescents, Company Says

The U.S., which has a surplus of vaccines, could soon have two options for teens while many countries face shortages.

#children-and-childhood, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #moderna-inc, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Democrats Quieter About Migrant Children Detention

House Democrats led angry efforts to denounce the Trump administration’s treatment of migrant children. With the issue bedeviling President Biden, they are voicing worries privately.

#becerra-xavier, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #democratic-party, #health-and-human-services-department, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Salman Rushdie on Literature

The literature of the fantastic has always embodied our profound truths, our finest attributes and our deepest prejudices.

#books-and-literature, #censorship, #children-and-childhood, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #religion-and-belief

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These Sisters With Sickle Cell Had Devastating — and Preventable — Strokes

Kyra and Kami never got a simple test that could have protected them. Their story exemplifies the failure to care for people with the disease, most of whom are Black.

#black-people, #children-and-childhood, #doctors, #genetics-and-heredity, #national-institutes-of-health, #preventive-medicine, #race-and-ethnicity, #sickle-cell-anemia, #stroke, #tests-medical, #transfusions, #ultrasonic-imaging-and-sonograms

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Jerome Kagan, Who Tied Temperament to Biology, Dies at 92

A Harvard psychologist, he originally attributed personality traits to nurturing only. Then he concluded, We’re largely born this way.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #children-and-childhood, #deaths-obituaries, #harvard-university, #kagan-jerome, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists

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8 Picture Books That Celebrate the Joys of Life

New work from Satoshi Kitamura, Lynne Rae Perkins, Shawn Harris, Bruce Handy, Hyewon Yum, Nikki Grimes, Elizabeth Zunon, Micha Archer, Julie Flett and Vera Brosgol.

#archer-micha, #books-and-literature, #brosgol-vera, #children-and-childhood, #flett-julie, #grimes-nikki, #handy-bruce, #harris-shawn-artist, #have-you-ever-seen-a-flower-book, #kitamura-satoshi, #memory-jars-book, #off-to-see-the-sea-book, #perkins-lynne-rae, #the-happiness-of-a-dog-with-a-ball-in-its-mouth-book, #the-museum-of-everything-book, #the-smile-shop-book, #we-all-play-book, #wonder-walkers-book, #yum-hyewon, #zunon-elizabeth

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What Activities Can Unvaccinated Children Do? Advice From 828 Experts.

This phase of the pandemic, when adults can be vaccinated but young children cannot, is confusing for many families.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Children and the Covid Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know

Children 12 to 17 are now eligible to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Here’s what we know about giving Covid shots to kids.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #parenting, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Alabama Lifts Its Ban on Yoga in Schools

For the first time in three decades, yoga can be taught, but the law will still bar teachers from using Sanskrit names for poses.

#alabama, #children-and-childhood, #conservatism-us-politics, #education-k-12, #freedom-of-religion, #gray-jeremy-1985, #ivey-kay, #language-and-languages, #law-and-legislation, #religion-state-relations, #state-legislatures, #yoga

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Kids Can Be ‘Homesick and Happy’ at Camp

Separation anxiety may be harder for parents than for children.

#camps-and-camping, #children-and-childhood, #parenting, #summer-season

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Migrant Children Still Vex Biden

The Biden administration’s drive to empty detention centers at the border has created new concerns as children fill emergency shelters run by the Department of Health and Human Services.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #child-custody-and-support, #children-and-childhood, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #health-and-human-services-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #office-of-refugee-resettlement, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why So Many People Are Resisting Vaccination

Vaccines helped people overlook their vulnerabilities even as many of them became suspicious of the benefits of those shots.

#baby-boomers, #children-and-childhood, #conspiracy-theories, #epidemics, #infant-mortality, #vaccination-and-immunization

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What It Would Take for N.Y.C. Schools to Fully Reopen This Fall

Mayor Bill de Blasio must soon make crucial decisions about medical waivers for teachers, remote schooling and social distancing for September.

#black-people, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Covid Is Killing Young Children in Brazil, Baffling Doctors

Experts believe Brazil’s overloaded hospital system and uneven access to health care are among the reasons babies and small children are succumbing to the virus at a high rate.

#babies-and-infants, #brazil, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #pediatric-inflammatory-multisystem-syndrome-pims

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How Do I Stop Children From Playing on My Property?

A private lawn or patio is not a public playground, but some people need the obvious explained to them.

#children-and-childhood, #privacy, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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723 Epidemiologists on When and How the U.S. Can Fully Return to Normal

Government mandates are lifting, but these experts say the pandemic won’t really end nationally until more people, including children, are vaccinated.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #vaccination-and-immunization

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New York’s ‘Zoomers’ Get Their Shots

What 12-to-15-year-olds had to say as they received their first doses:“I’ll tell generations after me how we got through this.” 

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

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Emptying the Nest. Again.

Many young adults moved back in with their parents during the pandemic. Now the parents are facing a second exodus.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-reopenings, #millennial-generation, #parenting

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The Bear Chased Us. Then We Chased the Bear.

When I was young and new in town, my next-door neighbor became my friend and protector.

#bears, #children-and-childhood, #love-emotion, #race-and-ethnicity

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Vaccinated Americans May Go Without Masks in Most Places, Federal Officials Say

Fully vaccinated people do not have to wear masks or maintain social distance indoors or outdoors, with some exceptions, the C.D.C. advised.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #fauci-anthony-s, #masks, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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‘I Just Got My Vaccine’: U.S. Rollout Expands to Children Ages 12 to 15

About 17 million children in the age group are newly eligible for the vaccine, the biggest indication yet that life could soon return to something more like normal for American teenagers.

#age-chronological, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #pediatric-inflammatory-multisystem-syndrome-pims, #united-states

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C.D.C. Advisers Endorse Pfizer Vaccine for Children Ages 12 to 15

Immunizations will quickly begin nationwide, officials predicted.

#advisory-committee-on-immunization-practices, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #parenting, #pfizer-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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They’re Not Anti-Vaccine, but These Parents Are Hesitant About the Covid Shot

Many of them are vaccinated, but when it comes to their kids, the unknowns give them pause.

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

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China Wants to Boost Births. But It’s Wary of Losing Control.

Some local governments are allowing couples to have more children without penalties, but the ruling Communist Party seems reluctant to lift restrictions altogether.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #census, #children-and-childhood, #china, #politics-and-government, #population, #women-and-girls

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To Vaccinate Younger Teens, States and Cities Look to Schools, Camps, Even Beaches

The F.D.A.’s authorization of Pfizer’s Covid shot for 12- to 15-year-olds is a milestone in battling the coronavirus, but actually getting them vaccinated involves new challenges.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #infertility, #medicine-and-health, #motivation-and-incentive-programs, #parenting, #pfizer-inc, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science, #youth

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