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Mum Photographs Children With Down’s Syndrome To Challenge Negative Perceptions Of The Condition

A mother has created a photo series to challenge negative perceptions of children with Down’s syndrome. Julie Willson, from New Jersey, US, said she had wanted to do a photoshoot for Down’s syndrome awareness since her sister Dina, who had the condition, died in January 2011, aged 35.  Wilson invited 11 families of children with the condition…

Children In The UK Are Going Hungry At Christmas: These Projects Are Working To Change That

As schools prepare to close for the Christmas holidays and the level of excitement in classrooms reaches fever pitch, many parents face the very real dilemma of how to afford to feed their families for the next two weeks. According to the Department for Education 1.08 million children in the UK are registered for free school…

Six-Year-Old Girl Writes Adorable To-Do List For The Week Leading Up To Her Aunt’s Wedding

In preparation for her aunt’s wedding, a six-year-old girl penned the most adorable to-do list to make sure she was ready for the big day. Niamh Heneghan, from Castlebar in Ireland, gave herself tasks from Monday to Friday including fitness workouts and practising walking down the aisle. Other reminders included asking her mum how to…

School Replaces Detention With Meditation Classes For Kids And Teachers Were Fascinated With The Results

A school decided to replace detention with meditation classes and the results have been fascinating. Robert W. Coleman School in Baltimore, US, has a ‘Mindful Moment Room’ where kids are taught about mindful meditation and breathing exercises. Since setting up the programme two years ago, the school has not issued a single suspension.  “It’s amazing,” Kirk…

Junk Food Advertising Targeting Children Should Be Banned On Apps And At Cinemas, Urges Charity

Children should not be able to see junk food adverts in apps, on social media or even in the cinema, a national kids’ food charity has urged. The Children’s Food Trust’s comments came after the publication of a World Health Organisation (WHO) report that addressed concerns around advertising in apps, on social media and vlogs. The WHO report…

Parents Warned About Risk Of ‘Alternative Therapies’ For Children After Four-Year-Old Is Hospitalised

Doctors have warned of the dangers of “alternative” therapies for children. The warning, published in the journal BMJ Case Reports, comes after a four-year-old boy with autism was admitted to A&E after taking holistic supplements. The boy had a range of symptoms, including vomiting, constipation, weight loss and loss of appetite. Doctors revealed he had…

Why The Stigma Surrounding Single Parents Who Aren’t The Primary Caregiver Needs To Be Addressed

In 2016, there should be no shame about being a single parent who doesn’t have primary care of their child. According to single parent charity Gingerbread, there are around two million single parents in the UK. That accounts for a quarter of families with dependent children, which means there are many mums or dads who have children,…

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