‘It’s a calling’: Ridgeland couple mentors children in Bali

CLOSEx Embed x Share When Ridgeland couple Sam and Trish Simmons first visited the Indonesian island they fell head over heels with the place. Now they try to go back every year to see old friends and make new ones. Dustin Barnes/The Clarion-Ledger Trish and Sam Simmons of Ridgeland are child sponsors for an SOS […]

Immigrants, Challenged Children A Good Fit

Manchester — The newest workers at an intensive residential treatment center for children in New Hampshire are still learning English, but they bring plenty of empathy to the job. Easterseals NH has struggled for years to hire workers for the Manchester facility it runs for children with severe neurological, psychological and behavioral challenges. Its solution […]

Former Police Detectives Urge Parents To Keep Close Tabs on Children and Get Rid of Old Narcotics

A former Police Detective who has founded the BeSure Consulting Technology Safety Education is encouraging parents to closely monitor their children’s cell phone activity and do drug testing. Richard Wistocki told a community forum at Centralia High School Wednesday night there is no such thing as privacy for children. He also pushed for everyone to […]

French regulator says up to 4100 children victims of epilepsy drug

A potential 4,100 children in France may have suffered a major malformation in the womb between 1967 and 2016 after being exposed to valproate, a drug commonly prescribed to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorders, France’s drug regulars said on Thursday. The country’s drug regulators, ANSM, estimated the number of children affected to be between 2,150 […]

Children from families earning less than £33000 should have priority for grammars, Justine Greening says

Children from families who earn less than £33,000 should be given priority in grammar schools, as the Government seeks to define “ordinary working families” for the first time. The Education Secretary said on Thursday that a new wave of selective schools will target children from families on modest incomes who tend to live outside inner […]

House Fire Kills 5, Including 3 Children, in Queens

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Poorer children half as likely to get into best schools, research shows

Children from poor families are only half as likely to get places in outstanding schools compared with their wealthier peers, according to new research published on the eve of national primary school offer day in England. As 600,000 families in England wait to see if their children have gained a place at a school of […]

“Why Did You Come to the United States?” Central American Children Try to Convince Courts They Need Protection

In 2014, the Mexican author Valeria Luiselli, waiting for her green card application to be resolved, took her family on a road trip through the American southwest. As she and her husband and young children drove to Roswell, New Mexico, they joked about their own status as “resident aliens” and informed Border Patrol officers at checkpoints […]

Mom who killed 2 children, self left note: ‘Just know I loved my kids’

Distraught after a failed relationship, Carla Lopez-Mejia sedated and strangled her two young children and then hanged herself in the family’s Lake in the Hills home, writing in a note that she had “lived in pain 27 years and I don’t want the same for them.” That’s the tragic picture that emerges from the police […]

Thousands of children receive counselling for loneliness

  Dame Esther Rantzen, Founder and President of Childline said: “I think we in the adult world are addicted to being busy, and that our children and young people are suffering as a result. “Of course many of us have to work hard, couples may need to take on several jobs to boost their income, […]