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A young girl's impact on the Derek Chauvin trial

In April, a trial that gripped the country and the world came to an end with the conviction of a White police officer, Derek Chauvin, for the murder of a Black man, George Floyd. Judge Peter Cahill read the verdict aloud on Tuesday, April 20, in a Minneapolis courtroom: guilty on all three charges.
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‘We nearly lost him today. I pulled off wrappers. I gave it to him.’: Mom feels guilt for giving son Popsicle that ignited peanut allergy, ‘We’re just trying to keep our kid alive’

Get more stories like this in your inbox! Sign up for Smile, our free daily good news email read by over 825K people!. “I’m sitting here beside my two-year old’s hospital gurney. He looks so tiny curled up sleeping in a bed that was meant to hold an adult. I can feel the sheets without even touching them, every sound and texture of this room is burned forever into my memory, because we’ve been here before. We nearly lost him today.
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Girl, 6, killed by car while walking with father

A six-year-old girl has been killed after being struck by a car while out walking with her father.Staffordshire Police said the pair were hit around 7.15pm on Saturday in Stoke-on-TrentPassers-by attempted to treat the girl, but police said she was pronounced dead at the scene. Her father was being treated for injuries.The driver of the car was also treated for a head injury.Inspector Lee Robinson, of Staffordshire Police, said in a statement: “The girl’s family will be supported by specially-trained officers and our thoughts are with them at this time.“We do not yet understand fully what has happened and so...
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PR expert Tony Ferguson shares why skill-building is key for Black children

With over two decades worth of experience in public relations with critical urban and mainstream media, Tony Ferguson is among the most respected global media brand strategists in the entertainment industry. As the principal of Society House, Ferguson implements diverse campaigns within various sectors, including film, TV, professional sports, consumer goods and non-profit sectors. Ferguson’s present and former clients include Nick Cannon, Hennessy, Rémy Cointreau (with Robin Thicke), Clive Davis Grammy Museum, Kelly Rowland, Family First Sports Firm, Estefan Enterprises, Pepsi, Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, Motown, Columbia Records, Baron Davis Enterprises, Kobalt Music Services, Roc Nation, Motown Gospel, Revele´ Entertainment, OWN, Hidden Beach, and Ruff Ryders Enterprises.

What Is a Child?

There are differences between adults and children, but perhaps, not as significant as we imagine. While for obvious reasons children need adults’ help and protection, they also want respect, freedom of choice, and many of the other things adults value. Children wish to grow up, because they want to live lives after their own hearts.
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A child psychiatrist who knew those killed in the London terror attack offers advice on helping kids deal with trauma

This has been a year like no other. The ever-present nature of racial trauma in society has been challenging for all of us, especially children and teens. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a rupture in society, magnifying inequities and redefining what it means to be vulnerable. The violent nature of racism has been on full display on television and in social media.
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Not all experts are ready to vaccinate kids against COVID-19

This article originally appeared on Kaiser Health News. Lucien Wiggins, 12, arrived at Tufts Children's Hospital by ambulance June 7 with chest pains, dizziness and high levels of a protein in his blood that indicated inflammation of his heart. The symptoms had begun a day earlier, the morning after his second vaccination with the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA shot.

“Why Don’t I Have a Best Friend?” [podcast episode #121]

Listen to “Why Don’t I Have a Best Friend?” with Fred Frankel, Ph.D. Click the play button below to listen in your browser. Mobile users can open this episode in: Apple Podcasts; Google Podcasts; Stitcher; Spotify; iHeartRADIO. *Slides not available for this episode. Add ADDitude’s ADHD Experts Podcast to your...
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Boy, 14, is found living on his own in New Jersey house for six months after his father abandoned him to go back to Honduras

A 14-year-old boy was found living on his own in New Jersey for six months after his father allegedly abandoned him to move back to their home country of Honduras. Officers in Morris Township encountered the teen - who has not been named - at around 4am on June 11 after noticing he was riding his bike without any headlights, according to a police press release.

5 lessons to learn as you grow

Each year, I take time to think about the promises, lessons, and ideas that my two young daughters will want to learn as they grow older. As an Asian American parent, husband and business owner I wrote a letter for Father’s Day – This includes things – I can’t wait to share with my kids one day:

Free Kids Games For Preschool Toddlers-EduKidsRoom

The free version includes seven games, each with different activities to stimulate learning and growth. Different skillsets the game works on include memory, pattern recognition, shape recognition, color recognition, sorting by colors, number recognition, and counting. I like that the game has two levels for different age groups: one for...

Shapes Toddler Preschool

Toddlers have so much they need to learn and take in so finding ways to make the learning process engaging, fun, and satisfying to them is a key element. I like that this app is simple and kid-friendly yet still challenges them to learn about their shapes. Even if your toddler is doing pretty well with his or her shapes this is a way to transform your child into an expert at identifying them.