Tag Archives: Parents

‘Accidental activists’: Essex parents fight academy trust’s takeover of school

 Parents, pupils and teachers march through Waltham Abbey to protest at the takeover of Holy Cross school by Net Academies Trust. Photograph: David Levene/The Guardian About 150 children and parents have marched to save their Essex school from being forcibly taken over by an academy trust, in one of the largest protests of its kind. Five- and six-year-olds waved placards ... Read More »

Is contact with parents always best? Child mental health study challenges convention

Children brought up by extended family members should not always have contact with their parents as it could harm their mental health, according to new research. Interviews carried out for the charity Grandparents Plus examined the effects of parental contact on the increasing number of children being cared for by relatives other than their parents . It is estimated that more than 180,000 ... Read More »

Blogging Instagram mums slammed by parents for painting false picture of motherhood with glamorous snaps and ‘shameless advertising’

INSTA-MUMS who share pictures of their seemingly glamorous journey through motherhood on Instagram have come under fire from ordinary parents accusing them of ‘shameless advertising and self-promotion’. Mumsnet users have criticised ‘endless’ holiday snaps and product plugs from the accounts, saying they paint an unrealistic portrait of life as a mother. Mother of Daughters, Courtney Adamo and Mother Pukka were ... Read More »

Put Parents in Charge of Education, Not Government

After three court battles, two legislative sessions, and an outside legal bill of over $500,000, we have yet to achieve what parents in Nevada want: the right, and financial ability, to oversee their children’s education. The lesson is one for the entire country. What went wrong? The Republican governor and Democratic-led legislature’s unwillingness to spend $80 million to fund education savings ... Read More »

Is your elder sibling smarter? Blame parents

Is your elder sibling smarter (Thinkstock Photos / Getty Images) Elder siblings have higher IQs and better thinking skills as they receive more mental stimulation from parents in their early years, according to a new research. First-borns score higher than their siblings in IQtests as early as age one, researchers from University of Edinburgh have found. They said that first-born ... Read More »

Dear parents, here’s what you can do to prevent peanut allergy in kids

ANI | Jan 6, 2017, 03.30 PM IST Here’s what you can do to prevent peanut allergy in kids(Getty Images) A panel of experts says you can prevent development of peanut allergy in your kids by introducing foods containing peanuts until five years of age. Clinical trial results showed that regular peanut consumption begun in infancy and continued until five ... Read More »

Spanish parents call strike demanding ‘no homework’

Children in Spain are complaining about excessive homework, which is also being supported by their parents, who have decided to go on a strike against their children’s school load for the entire month of November. The Spanish Alliance of Parents’ Associations (CEAPA) called the strike that covers some 12,000 state schools across the country. Views of the President of CEAPA: ... Read More »

Babies Should Sleep In Parents’ Room To Help Prevent Sleep-Related Death

Infants should sleep in the same bedroom as their parents for at least the first six months of their lives to minimize the risk of sleep-related deaths, according to new guidelines from US paediatricians. Ideally, babies should stay in their parents’ room at night for a full year, according to recommendations released today by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Babies ... Read More »

Parents seek clarity on medical admission in private colleges

The ambiguity over the admission procedure in the fraternity of private-run medical colleges in Maharashtra had once again prompted several parents of aspirants whose names came up on the merit list of deemed institutes.  Intimidated by the probable event of re-admission for the enlisted students in the private medical colleges, the state had once again challenged the prerogative of private ... Read More »

Parents protest towards rate hike, DPS Gautam Budh Nagar questioned

Delhi Public School, Gautam Budh Nagar witnessed protests from approximately 150 Dad and mom inQuarter 132 on Monday, July 5 2016. The protest became towards the College management, who havehiked Faculty price by way of 14 per cent. rate hike at DPS, Gautam Budh Nagar: Annual charges, training charge and generation fee have all been raised In all, a rate ... Read More »