Children Face Foster Care Over School Meal Debt, District Warns

A school district in eastern Pennsylvania faced criticism after sending letters this month to more than three dozen parents warning that if their debt for school meals was not paid, their child could be placed in foster care. “Your child has been sent to school every day without money and without a breakfast and/or lunch,”…

Primary school children ‘should learn about FGM’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption FGM is banned in England, Wales and Northern Ireland but persists in some communities Primary schools in England should start teaching pupils about female genital mutilation when a new curriculum is introduced next year, campaigners say. Secondary school pupils are to be taught about FGM from 2020. But experts…

Sky: Children of the Light Review – The Next Logical Leap

Sky: Children of the Light is a deeper experience, both figuratively and literally, than it first appears to be. Sky directly echoes many of the beats and gameplay moments that defined Journey, thatgamecompany’s last major release. But where Journey flirted with social elements, Sky is a full-on love affair with cooperative multiplayer. Early hours suggest…

Cartoon-Adorned Rain Boots : rain boots for children

Peppa Pig & Hunter are Launching a Line of Rain Boots for Children A new, playful range of rain boots for children will be made available by the Hunter Boots brand who is proudly collaborating with beloved cartoon series ‘Peppa Pig.’ The later partner is celebrating its 15th anniversary, hence, the launch will serve as…

Children with gender identity issues ‘need help from all sides’

Image copyright Getty Images Solving gender identity issues in children is complicated, and is not always going to be the answer to everything, says NHS England’s gender identity development service. They need help “from all sides”, say experts from the London clinic, because many of the under-18s are also dealing with mental health problems. Referrals…

Luton house transformed to help parents of sick children

Image copyright Luton & Dunstable University Hospital Image caption The scaffolding was put up in March A former 1930s council house is being transformed into accommodation for parents whose babies are being cared for at a neo-natal unit. About 70 different trades people have volunteered to help renovate the building in Luton for the Luton…

Google Glass Has an Afterlife as a Device to Teach Autistic Children

SAN FRANCISCO — When Esaïe Prickett sat down in the living room with his mother, father and four older brothers, he was the only one wearing Google Glass. As Esaïe, who was 10 at the time and is 12 now, gazed through the computerized glasses, his family made faces — happy, sad, surprised, angry, bored…

Renting: How landlords can refuse to let to tenants with children

Image copyright Getty Images Landlords can refuse potential tenants with children when letting out a UK property, which has prompted complaints from some of those turned down. Some families searching for a home to rent say it is unfair and discriminatory to rule out tenants with children. But landlords point out that not all properties…

Good gut bacteria ‘helps starving children’

Image copyright International Centre for Disease Research A diet rich in bananas, chickpeas and peanuts improves gut bacteria in malnourished children, helping kick-start their growth, research suggests. These foods were found to be particularly good at boosting healthy microbes, in a US study of children in Bangladesh. The growth of bones, brains and bodies is…

Schools can do more for prisoners’ children, says head

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Children of prisoners suffer a “hidden sentence” of stigma and trauma, says Barnardo’s An education pack aimed at reducing trauma and stigma for children with a family member in prison should be in “every school in Wales”, according to a head teacher. Special school Ysgol Bryn Castell in Bridgend…