Posts Tagged ‘parents

12
Feb
10

Is it time for parents to just back off?

Have you heard the term helicopter parent? Here’s an article that describes it in detail but it’s probably fair to say the term means a parent that is very involved in what their child is doing, all the time. Should be good, right? Well, a number of parents are saying parental involvement has gone too far and it’s time for parents to back off.
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24
Sep
08

Should we drug our children?

An interesting topic that got us talking in our editorial meeting today; the National Health Service in the UK have released new guidelines for the treatment of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It advises doctors and parents to avoid the use of Ritalin (Methyphendiate) in all but the most extreme cases and stop its use altogether for those under the age of five.  Should it be up to the parents to decide whether or not their children take the drug? Continue reading ‘Should we drug our children?’

14
Mar
08

What is the best way to prevent STDs?

Hello everyone I’m Komla Dumor sitting in for Ros Atkins on World Have Your Say. Two hours of global debate and discussion at 1800GMT, and there are two big issues for you to talk about today.

Earlier this week, Lavinia who is working with us as part of a work experience scheme suggested we talk about the rise in sexually transmitted diseases in the US.

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