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How our careers affect our children

How our careers affect our children

All these aspects of parents’ careers, we found, correlate with the degree to which children display behavior problems, which are key indicators of their mental health.

South Africa: Long-term effects of violence against children

South Africa: Long-term effects of violence against children

Tackling violence against children, and also widespread poverty and inequality, has to be urgently prioritised if South Africa is to achieve a broad range of development goals including those on mental health, poverty and social well-being.

State is liable for safety of foster children

State is liable for safety of foster children

The Washington State Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state is responsible for the welfare of children after they’re placed with foster parents, broadening protections for more than 10,000 kids in government custody.

Parenting your parents

Parenting your parents

Parents age, children grow up, and at some point, adult children face the sobering reality that they will have to care for their aging parents, reversing the roles they’ve always known.

We need to teach children how to be ‘biliterate’

We need to teach children how to be ‘biliterate’

Humans are programmed for novelty so to a child brought up digesting fast-moving text, a page of printed words now feels dull. Research is finding changes in the way we take in information - the new norm is to jump around, scanning for words and skim-reading.

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