children

  • California has the largest number of kids enrolled in CHIP in the nation, at more than 1.9 million youngsters. Photo Credit: Children's Action Alliance

    CA Children’s Health Insurance at Risk as Congress Fails to Fund It

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It’s been almost a month since Congress let funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program run out – and now, the State of California says the program known as CHIP will go broke at the end of December. The California Department...
  • Children are affected by the same environmental hazards as adults, only they’re more vulnerable given their smaller size and the fact that their bodies are still developing. Photo Credit: Pixabay

    How can we keep our kids safe from environmental hazards all around us in our everyday lives?

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk Children are affected by the same environmental hazards as adults, only they’re more vulnerable given their smaller size and the fact that their bodies are still developing. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), harmful exposures can start as early as in utero....
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  • Children should learn empathy and compassion at an early age according to The Jensen Project. Photo Credit:BPT

    Experts say it’s never too early to teach compassion and empathy to children

    BPT The news is filled with articles about the opinions and attitudes of the millennial generation and now, Generation Z. But what about the youngest generation — youths 4-9 years old? These children are growing up in a time of unprecedented access to information, when civility, kindness and compassion...
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    A Sincere Message to Our Superintendent

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Dear Superintendent,  I strongly recommend that your District’s parents, staff, and teachers receive some guidance from you regarding how adults may speak to our children (students) about the hatred, racism, white superiority which is ‘being voiced’ by members of groups such as the KKK, neo-Nazis;...
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    GRAHAM, DURBIN INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN DREAM ACT

    Would Give Immigrant Students a Path to Citizenship WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today introduced the Dream Act, which would allow immigrant students who grew up in the United States to earn lawful permanent residence and eventually American citizenship.  These young people, known as Dreamers,...
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    How to Occupy Your Kids Over Summer

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau It’s officially summer! That means the kids are home from school for a few long months. The first week or so might have been all fun and games, but now they’re starting to get bored, and they think it’s your job to...
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    5 Ways the Arts Are Good for Kids

    David Murphey Child Trends Young children love to draw, paint, sing, and dance, and these activities play an important role in their early development. The benefits of arts participation persist into adolescence and beyond. Here are five reasons why the arts are important for children. Arts participation is associated...
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    Teach Your Children about Money this Financial Literacy Month

    StatePoint April is Financial Literacy Month, an ideal time to think about the lessons your children are learning about money. Setting a good financial example is just the start. Parents should also actively engage children on the topic. These lessons can help put kids and teens on the right...