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Report: Nebraska Routinely Holds Children in Solitary Confinement

A civil rights report reveals that young offenders in the state’s detention facilities are sometimes put in isolation for days, weeks or months for “relatively minor infractions.”

Posted on Jan 7, 2016 READ MORE


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Kids’ Questions on a Lockdown Planet

I just couldn’t square my son’s loving exuberance and confidence in the people around him with the sheer, teeth-hurting terror of children being stalked by an armed killer through the halls of the Friendship School. How, after all, do you practice for the unthinkable?

Posted on Dec 23, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Elder-Care Officials Put a Preschool in a Nursing Home

Providence Mount Saint Vincent retirement home in Seattle brings together the very young and the very old in an effort to stave off loneliness and help children grow into healthy, caring people.

Posted on Oct 21, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Landmark Bill for Mandatory Childhood Vaccinations

The new law will require one of the strictest vaccination regimes in the country, and California is now one of only three states that does not permit nonmedical exemptions.

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 READ MORE



The Hypocrisy of Criminalizing Unsupervised Kids Playing at a Park

A majority of Americans think children under the age of 10 shouldn’t be left without a guardian at parks; the Brits are developing the first transgender sitcom; meanwhile, college is probably not “doomed,” despite speculation to the contrary. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Aug 24, 2014 READ MORE



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Children Who Lose Contact With Nature Don’t Fight for It

“In one generation,” George Monbiot writes of a new kind of environmental crisis, “the proportion of children regularly playing in wild places in the UK has fallen from more than half to fewer than one in 10. In the US, in just six years (1997-2003) children with particular outdoor hobbies fell by half.”

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 READ MORE


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