Children from poorer backgrounds are a third less likely to take up free places in pre-school education, which can help boost their life chances, compared to one in six of their higher-income peers, research by London School of Economics (LSE) shows.
Change takes time, and our approaches to behavioral problems will likely require a fair amount of experimentation, forgiveness and patience along the way.
In an ideal world, a government governs while a parent parents. This utopia, in my view, would involve a symbiotic relationship that, together, advances the best interest of a child.
Comprising just 800 families, Touwsranten in South Africa’s Western Cape province is the only place in the world in which every programme included in the Parenting for Lifelong Health initiative has been implemented.
Even today, almost 30 years after the end of socialist reign in Germany, some daughters and sons still search for the mothers who were forced to leave them behind – a quest that can end in tearful reunions or lifelong uncertainty.
In an experimental move, Luzerne County Children and Youth is paying a nonprofit to recruit foster families and handle a new county mentoring program for older foster children.