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Source: Global News

A mom beat her son with a belt after he stole her car — is corporal punishment ever good?

Saturday 18:11 GMT

The internet was ablaze recently with the vivid story of a mom’s reaction after her 13-year-old son stole her new BMW and took it for a joyride.

“People who use corporal punishment tactics say that it works, but I promise you, there are other ways to get kids to behave that doesn’t come with the negative consequences we see with [violence].”

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Source: Global News

‘Dear Abby’ slammed for telling parents not to give their kids ‘foreign names’

Saturday 17:15 GMT

While everyone is correctly dragging Dear Abby I just want to point out the actual cool Dear Abby who was awesome & often way before her time on social issues is dead, and THIS Dear Abby is her daughter, who now writes the column with the same pen name in a ghoulish pantomime.

There was a time when Dear Abby acted as a social barometer from which society got its cues to help sidestep improper behaviour.

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Source: The Guradian

'Rescue yourself!': Keira Knightley on why her daughter can't watch Cinderella

Saturday 04:15 GMT

Speaking on the Ellen Show, Knightley said her daughter (who was born in 2015) was “banned” from watching Cinderella, which Disney produced as a cartoon in 1950 and a live-action film in 2015.

However, Knightley expressed approval of Disney hits Finding Dory (which stars Ellen Show host Ellen DeGeneres), Frozen and Moana. Bell, the star of Frozen, expressed her disapproval of the Snow White fairytale, which became a classic Disney cartoon in 1938.

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Source: Fox News

Dr. Marc Siegel: Mystery muscle-weakening disease is frightening, but here’s why we shouldn’t fear it

Saturday 04:14 GMT

Parents around the U.S. are concerned about new reports this week of a frightening and mysterious – but still extremely rare – muscle-weakening disease that is primarily striking children.

The current outbreak of AFM, though extremely small when compared to the societal devastation of polio, nevertheless brings back the horrible dread of what it’s like for a parent to see a young child stricken without warning in the midst of a day of happy playing.

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Source: Global News

Bernardo parole hearing told of ‘crushing and debilitating’ impacts on victims, families

Thursday 16:23 GMT

Paul Bernardo was denied parole on Wednesday after harrowing victim impact statements described the “emotional hell” the convicted killer and rapist continues to inflict on his victims and their loved ones.

Bernardo, now 54, came up for parole in February, his first chance since he was arrested a quarter of a century ago for the murders of two young women, and applied for both full parole and day parole.

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Source: Global News

CDC warns of 62 new cases of rare, mysterious polio-like illness paralyzing children

Thursday 16:23 GMT

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control is warning about a rare mysterious illness affecting American children, which can cause “polio-like” symptoms.

“As we work to better understand what is causing AFM, parents can help protect their children from serious diseases by following prevention steps like washing their hands, staying up to date on recommended immunizations and using insect repellent,” Messonnier said.

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Source: ABC News

Boy falsely accused of sexual assault by woman says he's struggling to move on

Saturday 10:50 GMT

The 9-year-old boy at the center of a viral video, dubbed “Cornerstore Caroline,” said he’s struggling to move forward ever since a woman falsely accused him of sexual assault on camera, pushing him into a national conversation about racial profiling and excessive 911 calls made against African-Americans. In an exclusive interview with “Good Morning America” on Friday, Jeremiah Harvey, who is black, said he was traumatized and forced to look at race in a new way after a white woman claimed he groped her at a convenience store.

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Source: The Guradian

Homework for three-year-olds They’re too young to enter the rat race

Saturday 10:50 GMT

The rat race starts so young in New York that both my kids have been tested for selective state primary schools and will sit more tests after Christmas.

I have always been suspicious of the idea that some children and not others qualify for the tag of “free spirit”, and before now would have scoffed at the idea that homework puts undue pressure on the child. But slogging through worksheets after having spent six hours in the classroom seems to me, at this age, absurd.

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Source: CBS News

Democrats demand to know why EPA children's health official was abruptly put on leave

Saturday 10:50 GMT

A number of Democratic senators are demanding an explanation from the EPA about why it put a leading children's health expert on paid leave without warning.

The director of EPA's Office of Children's Health Protection, Dr. Ruth Etzel, spoke out only on "CBS This Morning" on Monday. At least eight U.S. senators sent letters criticizing the EPA's move and said it raises serious concerns about the agency's commitment to children's health.

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Source: Fox News

Hospital lets kids 'drive' to surgery with motorized car

Friday 15:27 GMT

Children in the hospital can now swap wheelchairs for four wheels and drive themselves to surgery in mini motorized cars.

The motorized vehicles are being used at a hospital in Leicester to make the journey into surgery a more positive experience. Kids booked in for operations can now drive themselves through the wards and corridors and arrive for surgery with a smile on their face.

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Source: Common Domain

Immigrant Children Are Staying Longer in Government Custody

Saturday 10:49 GMT

Migrant children who come into the U.S. without family are staying longer in crowded shelters as authorities struggle to handle their growing numbers and to screen potential sponsors, according to government data and advocates.

That is up from 56 in June and 41 last year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement, which is caring for about 13,000 newly arrived immigrant children.

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Source: Fox News

Texas woman caught on video dropping toddler at stranger’s front door blames address mix-up

Friday 14:32 GMT

Sometime later, the unidentified woman who'd been taking care of the child, walked up to a house she says she believed belonged to the boy's father, knocked on the door, rang the bell and ultimately left the toddler standing alone as she drove away.

It turns out the house the child was left as was next door to the father's residence, which bolsters the woman's claim she got the address confused.

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Source: Washington Post

Record number of families crossing U.S. border as Trump threatens new crackdown

Thursday 16:22 GMT

The number of migrant parents entering the United States with children has surged to record levels in the three months since President Trump ended family separations at the border, dealing the administration a deepening crisis three weeks before the midterm elections.

The latest DHS figures show U.S. agents made 396,579 arrests along the Mexico border during the government’s 2018 fiscal year, a 30 percent increase over the same period in 2017, when illegal migration dropped to a 56-year low.

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Source: DW

'I left my body there': A displaced Rohingya woman's story

Thursday 16:22 GMT

Officially, Rohingya are not allowed to leave the camps or even to work, and the children only receive only rudimentary school educations.

Nobody knows the exact number of Rohingya people stranded in the coastal town on the border between Bangladesh and Myanmar, an area that was once jungle. Officials estimate that up to 40,000 people live per square kilometer (250 acres).

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Source: DW

Norway apologizes to war-time 'German girls'

Friday 08:05 GMT

Norway has apologized to women and their descendants ostracized after World War Two for coupling or having children with occupying German soldiers.

Solberg said the estimated 50,000 women labelled "German girls," who had or were suspected of having intimate wartime relations with Nazi troops, ended up marked "for the rest of their lives."


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