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Children

Children - their care, education and overcoming poverty.


Themes related to Children include education, bullying, psychology, and poverty,



recent Children posts

Politics for a mature species ...

Protecting the working class from the pathologically wealthy (the 1%) is a fairly obvious political goal, but having seen several people switch camps (1% to other 1%, and vice versa) due to their changing circumstances, the rational conclusion is that human nature is vulnerable to both temptations, and is either unaware of its own selfish psychology, uses escape mechanisms to suppress the truth

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children, debt, denial, education, pathological wealth, politics, psychology, sociology,
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Parenting - 2015 in the UK

There was very distressing news in the Independent newspaper. Despite initiatives by government to provide pre-school classes and social workers, it seems more than half of the nation's five year old children begin school lacking the most basic skills.  For example being able to hold a pencil or communicate in comprehensible English. Poverty and cuts have been blamed, but how much does it

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children, corporations, debt, education, fast food, mass media, matrix, poverty, Social media,
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Conspicuously Absent from UK Election

Conspicuously Absent from UK Election1) 300,000 UK children are severely impacted by parental alcohol problems. 3,000,000 have less severe impact. Social workers can't cope. This is a job for the army.2) Excessive wealth is used to recreate slavery through the monopoly of 'property' and the resultant inflated rents and house prices.3) The economic system is an engine with a permanent leak.

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children, economics, pathological wealth, politics, psychology, sociology,
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Where inspiration comes from, and how to destroy it

It is amazing how much clearer the world looks from the top of a hill (or a castle), and it strikes me that both locations are symbolic for that reason. I was particularly thinking of WALKING up a hill, but just walking has the desired effect, provided it is far enough from the madding crowd ... Trying to solve a problem whilst walking seems a bad idea for me - I'm likely to trip over my own

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children, education, intuition, meditation, psychology, wisdom,
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alcohol damaging children in UK

300,000 children in the UK severely affected by parental alcohol problems. 3,000,000 live with some alcohol problems. And it never makes the news or the political agenda. I wonder why ... denial? http://www.nacoa.org.uk/ #URNotAlone tags: children, alcohol, health, education, denial

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alcohol, children, denial, education, health,
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The Passport is in the Heart

A Syrian mother by the bed her bandaged daughter weak but bright her limbs are broken, wounds are red but she is blessed with perfect sight Military plots obsessed with power accountants counting: number rules cost and benefit, profit and greed the numbers numb the minds of fools The child is data, her mother too advisers counsel, “it’s not much - collateral damage, life is thus” denial rules

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children, consciousness, debt, denial, heart, poems, wisdom,
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psychology, consciousness, ego in very young children

As I often say - Nothing can penetrate the institutional mind, more specifically, its preconceptions. Fortunately, psychology scientists have decided to test the assumption that pre-school children are very bad at hiding because they they are egocentric - they often just cover their eyes when asked to hide. The new research shows that they also believe that THEY can't see another if the

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children, consciousness, education, institutional mind, popular science, psychology,
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DIY projects education for children

TED Resident Fawn Qiu designs fun, low-cost projects that use familiar materials like paper and fabric to introduce engineering to kids. In this quick, clever talk, she shares how nontraditional workshops like hers can change the perception of technology and inspire students to participate in creating it.  easy_diy_projects_for_kid_engineers   Educational video to inspire creative

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books, children, DIY, documentary, education, engineering, video,
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gluten-free diet only recommended for the few

There have been many reports today highlighting the fad of serving gluten-free foods to children, as though gluten is a poison. It isn't, unless you have coeliac disease. More common is wheat intolerance, and people with this condition may have to rely on 'gluten free' flour, because 'wheat free' doesn't advertise! All flours and processed foods carry risks of elevated glycemic index, especially

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children, diet, freefrom, gluten free, health,
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peanut allergy in children

(diet, children, allergy, peanuts, wellbeing) Further research reported today has supported previous findings that early exposure to peanuts reduces the risk of developing an allergy to peanuts. Part of the problem is that parents live in a state of  'food fear' and may be over protective. If a child lives for the first several years of its life without ever consuming 'suspect' foods, then it

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allergy, children, diet, peanuts, wellbeing,
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organic food for childrens health

A new scientific study from UC Berkeley Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health, shows that organic food can substantially lower pesticide exposure in children from low-income families in both urban and rural areas. But traces of pesticides are higher than in previous studies involving middle-income, suburban children, suggesting that kids from cities and farming communities

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agriculture, children, diet, food, health, nutrition, organic, wellbeing,
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon

Also published as a play. The story begins with Christopher Boone, narrating the story in the first person, present tense, discovering a dead dog in his neighbours garden.  The dog has been impaled with a garden fork. Christopher has an unusual psychology - he can't tell lies, his psychology makes it difficult to filter what he says in terms of 'regular' social norms, and he likes mystery

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Asperger syndrome, children, education, fiction, funny, gardens, Mark Haddon,
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Your Baby and Child - Penelope Leach

Highly recommended by my sister, in the vain hope that the resolutely ignorant might read it ... or read anything. The average review on Amazon is well over 4 (out of 5) and there's a 36% reduction in price at present (July 2013). In the 21st century we know a child's psychological development and well-being is just as important as any physical need. Here Penelope Leach brings together

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books, children, education, hope, psychology,
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creating healthy eating habits for children

The site eatright.org has a section dedicated to childrens eating habits resources/for-kids They have identified a 3 part strategy to help children develop good habits and knowledge of healthy nutrition. This involves being with the parent(s) during all 3 stages of food from the shop (or garden) to the table. 1. Involving the children in the decisions one makes at the food store. What is a

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children, diet, education, featured, gardens, health, lifestyle, wellbeing,
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nutrition, poverty, solutions

today's post: scurvy and rickets! Very bad 'health' news from the poor districts in South Wales. Following on from our article on the 'superfoods' that aren't widely promoted by the food 'industry', here is very sad news ... Scurvy and rickets are both reappearing in children; deficiency diseases that were thought to be permanently eradicated. Fast food and children don't belong together.

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children, fast food, featured, health, nutrition, popular, wellbeing,
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