Tag Archives: Child

Think your child has ADHD? What your pediatrician can — and should — do

ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is the most common neurobehavioral disorder of childhood. It affects approximately 7% to 8% of all children and youth in the US. As the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) pointed out in their recent clinical practice guideline for ADHD, that’s more than the mental health system can handle, which… Read More »

Child Health Experts and Advocates File Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Describing Traumatic Impact of Daca Rescission on Recipients’ Children

—Washington, DC – At least a quarter of a million young children would be harmed developmentally, psychologically, and economically by the cancellation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), yet the Trump administration failed to consider their interests when repealing the program in 2017. On Friday, three dozen organizations and leaders filed an amicus brief… Read More »

Hancock wrong on compulsory child vaccinations – top doctor

The health secretary is wrong to think compulsory child vaccination will help tackle falling immunisation rates in England, a leading doctor says. Matt Hancock has said he is “looking very seriously” at the option. But Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health expert Dr David Elliman said it could be counter-productive and make people more… Read More »

Who Can Adopt a Native American Child? A Texas Couple vs. 573 Tribes

FORT WORTH — The 3-year-old boy who could upend a 40-year-old law aimed at protecting Native American children barreled into the suburban living room, merrily defying his parents’ prediction that he might be shy. He had a thatch of night-black hair and dark eyes that glowed with mischievous curiosity. As he pumped a stranger’s hand… Read More »

Books Are What Every Child Needs in Their Life

The invention of writing was among the most remarkable incidents of humankind because through writing, preservation of acquired knowledge began. People started learning from their further collective ancestors. Humans built upon what their ancestors had done. Not just the spread of knowledge was facilitated by the invention of writing, but people also instructed each other… Read More »