Education Secretary Cardona called on to resign over poor global test scores: ‘Failed our kids’

Oklahoma state superintendent Ryan Walters called on Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to resign in a statement posted on social media in response to the latest Program for International Student Assessment … Read More

As physical therapist practices in America face staffing shortages, kids are ‘suffering,’ say experts

The physical therapist will not see you now. Outpatient physical therapist (PT) practices are experiencing severe staff shortages, with the highest vacancy rates at 17%, according to a recent report … Read More

China tells WHO no ‘novel pathogens’ detected after pneumonia clusters reported among kids

Reports of clusters of unexplained pneumonia among children in multiple cities in China made headlines this week. Yet Chinese authorities and close watchers of the situation say the rise in … Read More

Cancer deaths among kids and teens fell 24% over past two decades, CDC reports: ‘Better treatments’

Deaths among young cancer patients are on the decline, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s National Center of Health Statistics. In the year … Read More

Lindsay Clancy, Massachusetts mother accused of killing her kids, pleads not guilty to 3 counts of murder

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988. Lindsay Clancy, the Massachusetts mother accused of strangling her three … Read More

33 U.S. states sue Facebook and Instagram owner for making social media addictive to kids

Thirty-three states, including California and New York, are suing Meta Platforms Inc. for harming young people’s mental health and contributing to the youth mental health crisis by knowingly designing features … Read More

US-born IDF soldier fighting on front lines: ‘We don’t want to be here…but we have to protect our kids’

A U.S.-born sergeant major in the Israeli Defense Forces’ Special Operations Engineering Unit said Monday that the military is focused on preserving life and limiting the number of casualties among both … Read More

‘Outgrowing’ autism? For some kids, the disorder seems to disappear by age 6, ‘encouraging’ study finds

A significant share of kids with autism tend to “outgrow” the disorder within a few years of diagnosis, a new study has found. Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital followed 213 … Read More

Yelling at kids could cause long-term harm to their psyches, says new study: ‘A hidden problem’

Parents or caregivers who yell at their kids could be doing long-term harm to their kids’ psyches, new research suggests. Researchers from Wingate University in North Carolina and University College … Read More

Melatonin warnings: Nearly half of parents give it to their kids to help them sleep, but experts urge caution

As a growing number of American parents are giving their kids melatonin to help them fall asleep, some experts are warning of potential risks. Nearly half (46%) of parents in … Read More

Author responds to Sen. Kennedy’s viral reading of ‘Gender Queer:’ ‘I don’t recommend this book for kids’

“Gender Queer” author Maia Kobabe reacted to a Republican senator reading a sexually explicit passage from the book during a Senate hearing, stating that it isn’t recommended for “kids.” Sen. … Read More

Los Angeles mom says kids with autism don’t need ‘fixing,’ urges greater understanding amid spike in cases

A mom of a child with autism is assuring other parents that their autistic children “do not need to be fixed” — rather, they need to be better understood. Kelley … Read More

D.C. becomes latest community with a curfew despite doubts that keeping kids at home will reduce crime

Young people in multiple D.C. neighbourhoods are now under a nightly curfew as officials try to get a grip on a soaring crime rate — even though research shows the … Read More

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