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Report Faults India Government Over Child Sex Abuse – NYTimes.com

India’s troubles continue beyond its economic slump into its social fabric.  The immense country is home to a huge portion of the world children and it’s laws do not seem up to the task of nurturing and protecting them.  India is a society of hierarchy and class leaving many poor children at the mercy of those with privilege and power…

“Sexual abuse of children is “disturbingly common” in India, and the government’s response to it has fallen short, both in protecting children and in treating victims, Human Rights Watch said in a report released…”

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How Do You Raise a Prodigy? – NYTimes.com

Wonderful article from the NYTs on child prodigies! The article is a wonderful overview of the parenting experience and how a child’s “difference” presents unique challenges in the parenting experience for good and bad …

The educational system and our own ability to deal with outliers is an obstacle to human progress and perhaps love itself…

Read this article today to enrich your perspective on raising kids or perhaps on how you were raised yourself…

 

“Drew Petersen didn’t speak until he was 3½, but his mother, Sue, never believed he was slow. When he was 18 months old, in 1994, she was reading to him and skipped a word, whereupon Drew reached over and pointed to the missing …”

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The Long Battle to Rethink Mental Illness in Children – WSJ.com

Since infancy, Max Brown, 11, has flown into a rage at the smallest of slights, such as being told ‘no.’

Holed up in windowless hotel conference rooms near Washington, D.C., scientists have been busy rewriting the bible of American mental …

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Penn State coach Sandusky denies he molested children | Reuters

Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, on the eve of his sentencing for molesting 10 boys, on Monday denied he committed the “alleged disgusting acts” and said his wife has been …

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Jerry Sandusky and the Mind of a Pedophile : The New Yorker

In a 2001 book, “Identifying Child Molesters,” the psychologist Carla van Dam tells the story of a young Canadian elementary-school teacher she calls Jeffrey Clay. Clay taught physical education. He was well liked by his …

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A Terrifying Way to Discipline Children – NYTimes.com

IN my public school 40 years ago, teachers didn’t lay their hands on students for bad behavior. They sent them to the principal’s office. But in today’s often overcrowded …

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How Pot Helps Parenting – NYTimes.com

THE youngest of my three daughters was born around the same time I became a card-carrying medical cannabis patient. Even though I was only …

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Raising Successful Children – NYTimes.com

PHRASES like “tiger mom” and “helicopter parent” have made their way into everyday language. But does …

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Victim in Sandusky Shower Incident Emerges – WSJ.com

The victim of a shower-room assault that figured prominently in the Pennsylvania State University child sex-abuse scandal has come forward, lawyers representing him said on Thursday, and claims he was molested numerous other times by Jerry …

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