Warning Signs for Young Children

Warning Signs for Young Children

By Rainn Every 9 minutes, government authorities respond to another report of child sexual abuse.1 Child sexual abuse can include sexual contact with a child, but it may also include other actions, like exposing oneself, sharing obscene images, or taking inappropriate photos or videos of a child. These crimes can have a serious impact on the life […]

A new way to Pick the Best School for Your Child

A new way to Pick the Best School for Your Child

By David M. Houston, The Conversation When parents look for information to help them choose a good elementary or secondary school for their child, they often turn to a variety of sources online. For instance, they may check out state government websites that provide “report cards” on local schools. Examples include Virginia’s School Quality Profiles […]

Kids and Learning Loss: How Do We Catch Up?

Kids and Learning Loss: How Do We Catch Up?

By Manuel Holguin By March 25, 2020, a few months after the first reported case of COVID-19 in the US, all public schools were closed indefinitely. “It became immediately apparent that the pandemic would have a huge impact on students and specifically students of color and students from low-income communities,” said Allison Socol, Ph.D., during […]

Surprise – Your Kids may be Nervous About Ditching the Mask

Surprise – Your Kids may be Nervous About Ditching the Mask

By Elizabeth Englander and Katharine Covino-Poutasse, The Conversation The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new COVID-19 guidelines on Feb. 25, 2022, to help inform people’s individual decisions about wearing masks. The new guidance recommends masks be worn indoors only in areas of high community risk and allows approximately 70% of people in the […]

The Sunsetting of the Child Tax Credit Expansion Could Leave Many Families Without Enough Food on the Table

The Sunsetting of the Child Tax Credit Expansion Could Leave Many Families Without Enough Food on the Table

By Paul Shafer and Katherine Gutierrez, The Conversation The big idea The discontinuation of the Biden administration’s monthly payments of the child tax credit could leave millions of American families without enough food on the table, according to our new study in JAMA Network Open. The first missed payment on Jan. 15, 2022, left families […]

College Students With Young Kids – Especially Mothers – Find Themselves in a Time Crunch

College Students With Young Kids – Especially Mothers – Find Themselves in a Time Crunch

By Claire Wladis, The Conversation The big idea We found that college students who have children had significantly less time for college than their childless peers – about 4.3 hours less per week, to be specific – and that this “time poverty” is greatest for mothers of preschool-age children. That’s according to a 2021 study […]

Additional Paid Leave for Child Vaccinations Goes Into Effect December 24, Available Retroactively to November 2

Additional Paid Leave for Child Vaccinations Goes Into Effect December 24, Available Retroactively to November 2

NEW YORK, NY – Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Peter A. Hatch today announced that the amendment to the NYC Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law that provides additional leave for parents to get their kids vaccinated goes into effect tomorrow. In an effort to keeping the city healthy during the pandemic, the […]

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children: How Parents are Influenced by Misinformation, and How They can Counter It

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children: How Parents are Influenced by Misinformation, and How They can Counter It

By Jaime Sidani, Beth Hoffman & Maya Ragavan, The Conversation Since COVID-19 vaccines became available for children ages 5 to 11 in early November 2021, many families have been lining up to get their school-age kids vaccinated prior to holiday travel and gatherings. As of Dec. 14, 5.6 million U.S. children ages 5 to 11 […]

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