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Only 4% of white children lived in areas of concentrated poverty, a striking disparity compared to 19% of Latino children and 28% of both African American and American Indian children, a new report revealed. […] Read More

If the unthinkable happens, and your child trusts you to let you know he or she has been molested, how you respond will make a huge difference in their emotional equilibrium and their ability to heal. These 9 steps can help you. […] Read More

Every Saturday night, the Walsh families gathered for dinner, music and cousin time. There were nine children, ranging in age from 4 to 15. It was boisterously good fun. Kids catapulted across the lawn playing games, adults barbecued and set tables for dinner. The swing hanging from an old oak tree was in constant use. […] Read More

The vast majority of child sexual assault – nine out of 10 cases – involves family or someone known and trusted by the victim. How do you protect your child from inherently trusted people? Here are some do’s and don’ts. […] Read More

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg at the UN condemned preceding generations and current leaders, challenging them to immediately address and act on climate change. She joins other teens who are speaking out on crucial issues. […] Read More

Over half my elementary students are from Mexico, Central America and South America. They feel the political winds blowing against them. As long as folks refuse to understand them, these 9- and 10-year-olds rarely feel kindness. […] Read More

Gender discrimination is a ‘root cause’ of stateless children, the UN refugee agency reported, leaving many of them with no official nationality and possibly resulting in wide-ranging violations of children’s rights. […] Read More

Focusing on US counties with persistent rural poverty, Together for Hope’s work includes transformative literacy programs that create opportunities for the children in these counties, helping them break the chains of illiteracy. […] Read More

In order to help the growing number of refugee children who were entering pre-kindergarten or kindergarten without the necessary skills to succeed, Ready for School, a literary-based curriculum, helps bridge the educational gap. […] Read More

Most of my fourth-grade students come from economic poverty, and few have had experience with books and reading. One of the best parts of being a teacher is opening up their world to the great stories found in books. […] Read More