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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Dec 26, 2012 Are We Born With a Sense of Fairness? Does fairness come standard with every newborn, or is it something that we (hopefully) develop as we mature?
QUOTE: Given the role of variability in the evolution of fairness, we thought it would be instructive to investigate at what age variability in the sense of fairness develops in children.
Pacific Standard Feb 09, 2012 Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, Studies Say
QUOTE: Education was historically considered a great equalizer in American society, capable of lifting less advantaged children and improving their chances for success as adults....while the achievement gap between white and black students has narrowed significantly over the past few decades, the gap between rich and poor students has grown substantially during the same period.
New York Times Nov 29, 2011 Why we get mad at our husbands
QUOTE: We love our husbands -- but we're mad that we spend more mental energy on the details of parenting. We're mad that having children has turned our lives upside down much more than theirs. We're mad that these guys, who can manage businesses or keep track of thousands of pieces of sports trivia, can be clueless when it comes to what our kids are eating and what supplies they need for school. And more than anything else, we're mad that they get more time to themselves than we do.
CNN (Cable News Network) Nov 11, 2011 When does spanking become abuse?
QUOTE: Spanking impressionable children may reduce undesirable behavior in the short term. In the long term, however, research shows that it offers children a poor example of how to solve problems or deal with difficult situations.
CNN (Cable News Network) Oct 09, 2011 Kids May Develop a Sense of Fairness Earlier Than Thought: Toddlers who are quick to share toys act surprised when food isn't divided equally, study finds
QUOTE: Researchers from the University of Washington found that 15-month-old babies could tell the difference between equal and unequal portions of food. This perception, the study authors noted, affected the babies' willingness to share.
HealthDay Sep 21, 2011 Tradition forces girls into prostitution
QUOTE: Under the devdasi system, girls were dedicated to a life of sex work in the name of religion...Gradually, this gave way to a life of prostitution....It's an area of extreme poverty – so sending a daughter into the sex business is seen as a way for parents to unburden themselves of a child -and, it's lucrative.
CNN (Cable News Network) Apr 19, 2011 Parents, don't dress your girls like tramps
QUOTE: Abercrombie & Fitch came under fire this spring for introducing the "Ashley," a push-up bra for girls who normally are too young to have anything to push up… It's easy to blast companies for introducing the sexy wear, but our ire really should be directed at the parents who think low rise jeans for a second grader is cute.
CNN (Cable News Network) Apr 14, 2011 Should teens make circumcision decision?
QUOTE: "Why not wait to do the procedure until a time when it has an impact and when the person you're doing it to can give consent…” Babies receive no stitches, and get either no anesthetic or a local anesthetic, depending on who's doing the procedure.
CNN (Cable News Network) Feb 02, 2011 Shaken-Baby Syndrome Faces New Questions in Court
QUOTE: “No one wants child abuse,” says Keith Findley, a lawyer for the Wisconsin Innocence Project. “But we should not be prosecuting and convicting people in shaken-baby cases right now, based on the triad of symptoms, without other evidence of abuse. If the medical community can’t agree about all the conflicting data and research, how is a jury supposed to reach a conclusion that’s beyond a reasonable doubt?”
New York Times Jan 14, 2011 Retreat of the ‘Tiger Mother’
QUOTE: Declare that the way Asian-American parents succeed in raising such successful children is by denying them play dates and sleepovers, and demanding that they bring home straight A’s. Note that you once told your own hyper-successful Asian-American daughter that she was “garbage.” That you threatened to throw out your other daughter’s dollhouse and refused to let her go to the bathroom one evening until she mastered a difficult piano composition.
New York Times Jun 09, 2010 The Risks of Parenting While Plugged In
QUOTE: Sherry Turkle, director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Initiative on Technology and Self, has been studying how parental use of technology affects children and young adults. After five years and 300 interviews, she has found that feelings of hurt, jealousy and competition are widespread.
New York Times May 27, 2010 Pediatricians now reject all female genital cutting
QUOTE: The American Academy of Pediatrics has rescinded a controversial policy statement raising the idea that doctors in some communities should be able to substitute demands for female genital cutting with a harmless clitoral "pricking" procedure.
CNN (Cable News Network) May 24, 2010 For Children in Sports, a Breaking Point
QUOTE: Encouraged by parents and coaches, many with visions of glory and scholarships, too many young athletes are being pushed — or are pushing themselves — to the point of breaking down, physically and sometimes emotionally.
New York Times Oct 07, 2009 Group Resists Korean Stigma for Unwed Mothers
QUOTE: Yet each year, [South Korean] social pressure drives thousands of unmarried women to choose between abortion, which is illegal but rampant, and adoption, which is considered socially shameful but is encouraged by the government. The few women who decide to raise a child alone risk a life of poverty and disgrace.
New York Times Sep 26, 2009 Wartime Soldier, Conflicted Mom: Women at Arms
QUOTE: Hanging on to today’s war-savvy, battle-tested cadre of mothers — and would-be mothers — is both crucial and difficult for the Army, say officers, enlistees and experts.
New York Times Jan 21, 2009 Trials for Parents Who Chose Faith Over Medicine
QUOTE: after Kara’s death last March, the Marathon County state attorney, Jill Falstad, brought charges of reckless endangerment against her parents, Dale and Leilani Neumann. Despite the Neumanns’ claim that the charges violated their constitutional right to religious freedom, Judge Vincent Howard of Marathon County Circuit Court ordered Ms. Neumann to stand trial...
New York Times Dec 23, 2008 Saudi judge refuses to annul marriage of girl, 8
QUOTE: A Saudi judge recently refused to annul a marriage between an 8-year-old girl and a 47-year-old man -- a union apparently arranged by the girl's father to settle his debts...
CNN (Cable News Network) Nov 15, 2008 Online Age Verification for Children Brings Privacy Worries
QUOTE: performing so-called age verification for children is fraught with challenges....Child-safety activists charge that some of the age-verification firms want to help Internet companies tailor ads for children. They say these firms are substituting one exaggerated threat — the menace of online sex predators — with a far more pervasive danger from online marketers like junk food and toy companies...
New York Times Sep 02, 2008 A New Twist in the Debate on Mothers
QUOTE: as mothers across the country supervise the season’s final water fights and pack book bags, some have voiced the kind of doubts that few male pundits have dared raise on television. With five children, including an infant with Down syndrome and, as the country learned Monday, a pregnant 17-year-old, Ms. Palin has set off a fierce argument among women about whether there are enough hours in the day for her to take on the vice presidency, and whether she is right to try.
New York Times Aug 22, 2008 Yemen confronts plight of child brides: Widespread poverty and deep-rooted tradition keep young girls at risk for early marriage.
QUOTE: UNICEF warns that soaring inflation rates and high food prices threaten to turn increasing numbers of young girls into child brides, as families struggle to survive.
Christian Science Monitor Mar 22, 2008 Quality Time Seems Stacked In Favor of Firstborns
QUOTE: Within this familiar progression of family life, new research has confirmed what some parents recognize and others quietly fear: Their firstborn children get more of their time than others in the family...Some parents find themselves surprised by the lopsided time log, but the big question, experts say, is whether this difference helps explain findings that show firstborn children get better test scores, more education and higher-paying jobs.
Washington Post Mar 10, 2008 Home-schoolers reel from California court blow
QUOTE: A ruling that parents in the state 'do not have a constitutional right' to home-school their children prompts anger, confusion. Schwarzenegger may ask legislature to intervene.
Christian Science Monitor Mar 06, 2008 Like Stealing Credit From A Baby
QUOTE: Child identity theft is especially pernicious because it can go undetected for years, unearthed only when the victim goes for a driver's license or a student loan, only to be turned down. By then the crime trail is cold, and the thief has likely long abandoned the accounts after maxing them out.
Forbes Feb 24, 2008 A Case of a Family Services Job Well Done, or Overdone?
QUOTE: ...[a] Georgetown couple is convinced that their names are not being removed from the city's child protection registry largely because of the District's embarrassment over the Jacks case. The parents believe the city was right to suspect abuse, right to investigate, right to run tests. But they say the case went off the rails when city lawyers continued to press abuse allegations even after the judge found no cause to proceed.
Washington Post Jan 20, 2008 Murder Case Tests Limits on Parents’ Right to Hit
QUOTE: Parents in all 50 states are allowed to hit their children...There are limits, of course, on what is allowed. But out of reluctance to legislate parental conduct, [New York] state lawmakers...[are] instead letting courts consider the matter case by case.
New York Times Jan 18, 2008 Say You're Sorry! Is forcing your kids to apologize a bad idea?
QUOTE: Nelsen is all for seeking forgiveness. She just thinks the idea needs to come from the kids themselves. Or so they should think.
Slate Jan 15, 2008 Book Smarts Lacking On Gender Equality
QUOTE: [The Dangerous Book for Boys and The Daring Book for Girls] also serve as a reminder that we still haven't figured out what gender equality means or how to prepare kids to live it in the world they will assume.
Washington Post Jan 08, 2008 Not That There's Anything Wrong With That
QUOTE: Plagiarism isn't about copyrights, it's about dishonesty. It's about pretending someone else's ideas and work are your own, even if those ideas are paraphrased...[in her new book, Deceptively Delicious] Jessica Seinfeld, however, has done no such thing.
Slate Nov 23, 2007 A Gap in Knowledge About Kids, Medication
QUOTE: The alarming gap in medical knowledge is the legacy of many factors. The testing of drugs in children was shunned for decades as unnecessary and unethical; Congress and the pharmaceutical industry did not provide adequate funding; and conducting medical experiments on children is difficult.
Washington Post Nov 16, 2007 Vaccinate Your Kids--or Else: Maryland school officials are taking parents to court for refusing to inoculate their kids. Could other districts follow suit?
QUOTE: Should parents be fined or jailed for refusing to vaccinate their children? Hundreds of parents may face both if they don't show up at court to have their children vaccinated this weekend. A Maryland school district has ordered the parents of 2,300 students to court Saturday for missing the September immunization deadline.
Newsweek Nov 10, 2007 Gabriel’s Story: An Oregon custody case could reunite a two-year-old with a convicted felon: his dad.
QUOTE: Federal law prevents geographical distance from influencing an adoption decision, and state law favors blood relatives....As far as the Brandts are concerned, however, they are his family—the only family he's known besides his drug-addled mother.
Newsweek Nov 01, 2007 Workplace raids ensnare kids in net, too
QUOTE: For every two illegal immigrants arrested in a workplace raid, at least one child feels the effect...In some cases, children spend at least one night without a parent and are handed off in a mad scramble to babysitters or relatives...
USA TODAY Sep 05, 2007 Caracas Journal: A Culture of Naming That Even a Law May Not Tame
QUOTE: The bill’s ambition, according to a draft submitted to municipal offices here for review, is to “preserve the equilibrium and integral development of the child” by preventing parents from giving newborns names that expose them to ridicule or are “extravagant or hard to pronounce in the official language,” Spanish.
New York Times Jun 18, 2007 On school menus: cheese sandwiches, parental debt
QUOTE: [Chula Vista Elementary School District] told students with deadbeat parents that they had one lunch choice: a cheese sandwich. The sandwich, on whole-wheat bread, came with a clear message: Tell your parents to pay up or no more pizza and burgers for you.
Los Angeles Times Nov 04, 2006 Basic Instincts: Give a Break to Americans Giving Birth
QUOTE: the United States is the only industrialized country that doesn’t guarantee some sort of paid leave to new mothers..."about 40 percent of working women don’t qualify for leave under the F.M.L.A.”
New York Times Nov 04, 2006 Chancellor Cites Favoritism at a New York School
QUOTE: Officials say an examination of the school’s most recent kindergarten admissions documents shows that school officials were looking not only at students’ performance, but also at how involved their parents were likely to be.
New York Times Sep 14, 2006 The Couple Who Fought Genocide: Amid Nazis, the Sharps Took 'Righteous' Action
QUOTE: "The moral dilemma they pose for each of us is not just 'Am I willing to risk my own skin to save someone else's life?' It is 'Am I willing to impose risk and sacrifice on my children to save other people's lives?' "
Washington Post Aug 19, 2006 Mohels to Mozambique: The case for genital mutilation
QUOTE: The strongest argument against circumcising babies to prevent HIV is that they're too young to consent, and they won't be at risk for the virus till they're grown. But we vaccinate babies all the time. Should we treat circumcision like a vaccine?
Slate Jun 27, 2006 Secondhand smoke debate 'over'
QUOTE: report cites "massive and conclusive scientific evidence" of the "alarming" public health threat posed by secondhand smoke and finds smoking bans are the only way to protect non-smokers.
USA TODAY Jun 13, 2006 Product Defects and Whether to Report Them
QUOTE: The Consumer Product Safety Commission has proposed new factors for determining when manufacturers have to report defective products to the agency. Some industry groups have pushed for and welcome the changes, while one commissioner and some consumer groups warn that the result may be less reporting of safety hazards.
Washington Post Apr 23, 2006 You'll Play Baseball, And You'll Like It
QUOTE: Do you throw money at a summer camp or extracurricular lessons that kids say they don't want and are far from crucial, but that you're convinced will be beneficial at some point in the future? Or are kids allowed to have the final say on such matters, even if you think they're making a mistake?
Wall Street Journal, The (WSJ) Jan 15, 2006 Readers: Feeding Neighbors, Hiring Friends
QUOTE: ..."friends-and-family discount may be appropriate for corporations seeking to generate incremental income from an established infrastructure, but not for someone who is self-employed and has a limited number of hours per week from which to generate income."
Wall Street Journal, The (WSJ) Dec 11, 2005 The High Cost of Feeding the Neighborhood
QUOTE: ...I like that my son and his friends spend so much time at our house -- if only because I know he's safe. We just have to learn to better impose limits so that we don't end up feeling like we're feeding the whole neighborhood.
Wall Street Journal, The (WSJ) Nov 06, 2005 When Teachers Don't Make the Grade
QUOTE: There are few occasions as unsettling as your child falling out with a teacher, and that goes double for high school....That may be what bothers parents most -- the feeling of helplessness when communication between student and teacher has broken down -- and the system does not seem to have a procedure for dealing with it.
Washington Post Nov 06, 2005 The Sounds of Silence
QUOTE: ...the child is right there while being spoken about. Thus the parent who is asked impertinent questions has a triple etiquette problem: How to stop this insulting nosiness, how to keep it from upsetting the child and how to teach the child to deal with the same problem on his own, presuming that the rude are forever among us.
Washington Post Sep 06, 2005 California says 'no' to junk-food sales in schools: A statewide ban against certain vending machine snacks in public schools would be the first of its kind.
QUOTE: California is poised to ban sales of soda and fast foods on public school campuses....beveragemakers, as well as some civil libertarians say the moves are well-motivated but interject themselves inappropriately between younger children and their parents.
Christian Science Monitor Aug 05, 2005 When Having Just a Little Starts to Mean a Lot to a Child
QUOTE: This may inspire him to tell you again that he needs a bigger allowance, and if he does you should ask him why he needs it, consider what he says and unless his reason is very good, tell him that he'll get an increase on his birthday, every birthday -- but not in between (because that's the family tradition) and never as much as his richer friends get (because he has to live within the family budget). Children want -- and deserve -- explanations when their parents say no.
Washington Post Jun 28, 2005 As Stakes Rise, More Parents Are Directing Rage at Coaches
QUOTE: For years, there has been a noticeable rise in sideline fights between parents... But youth sports experts are well aware of the trend toward a new category of confrontations - those between parents and coaches - and they point to one overriding factor as the cause.
New York Times Jun 12, 2005 Readers: Don't Ask
QUOTE: "there's an assumption among adult children that all grandparents enjoy having their grandchildren around. For brief periods of time, perhaps, but for extended periods -- forget it."
Wall Street Journal, The (WSJ) May 03, 2005 Ugly Children May Get Parental Short Shrift
QUOTE: Parents would certainly deny it, but Canadian researchers have made a startling assertion: parents take better care of pretty children than they do ugly ones.
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