Children

Should parents prioritize extreme safety or thoughtfully push their kids toward independence and self-reliance?

"Whatever one thinks of the prudence of the lockdowns as a means for containing the virus, they inadvertently doubled as an extreme experiment in what happens to children when they are over-sheltered and over-protected from the outward journeys of daily life. Yet, to a lesser degree, that experiment was already well underway before the pandemic ever began." - Acton

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Child safety advocates urge Facebook to cancel launch of Instagram for kids under 13

"A cohort of advocates under the banner of the Campaign for a Commercial-free Childhood are urging Facebook to cancel its plans to launch a version of Instagram designed for pre-teens, highlighting the social ills and perils of overuse of digital technology." - C.Post

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Children's Society: “In the UK, boys aged 15 reported a markedly lower level of well-being from girls of the same age”

"In its annual Good Childhood Report, released today, the Church of England charity says that 15-year-olds in the UK scored lower levels of life satisfaction than those in 24 other European countries." - Church Times

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Counseling Children Who Have Professed Faith in Christ

"When doubts or questions arise, parents should take advantage of these teachable moments by unpacking the hope-giving truths of the gospel. Even if the child is genuinely a believer, it certainly won’t hurt them to hear the promises of the gospel afresh." - Rooted Thinking

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Pennsylvania becomes third US state to limit child marriage

"The bill says that a minor under the age of 16 cannot obtain a marriage license unless the court decides it is in the best interest of the applicants. In addition, no one under the age of 18 can obtain a marriage license unless a parent or legal guardian gives consent." - Jurist

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