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A top Indian engineering school will now teach an 8,000-year-old architectural science

An 8,000-year-old body of knowledge is finding its way into the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kharagpur, the oldest of India’s elite engineering schools.<p>From August this year, architecture students at the institute, which counts Google’s Sunder Pichai among its alumni, will be taught vastu …

Graduate School

For Parents Of Kids With Pre-existing Conditions, Trumpcare Is Terrifying

"These kids are going to fall through the cracks."<p>Megan, 36, still had 16 weeks left in her pregnancy when she gave birth to her second child four years ago. Her daughter, Ellie, teetered on the edge of survival and weighed less than a pound. She spent the first four months of her life hooked up to …

This Computer Language Is Feeding Hacker Values into Young Minds

<b>Last year,</b> I went to Nigeria with Mark Zuckerberg. One of the first stops on the trip was a program that taught kids how to code. When Zuckerberg …

Who killed the weekend?

Katrina Onstad has a crazy idea: why not take off a couple of days every week and relax? Don’t cram them with frantic shopping, desperate playdates or crafty work emails – and certainly don’t make them exactly the same as the other five<p>I was a weird kid, and so my childhood weekends were often a …

The Latest Parenting Trends Take a Cue From the Dutch

Translated from the Dutch expression "Rust, Regelmaat en Reinheid," this parenting idea is instilled in the culture and encouraged by the …

Parenting

We tend to keep quiet about miscarriages. Here’s why that should change.

For a split second, the blood on the toilet paper didn’t seem out of the ordinary. For a split second, I went through my usual routine of silently cursing my womanhood and preparing to reach for the medicine cabinet. For a split second, I forgot that I was pregnant.<p>And then it came rushing back: …

A 'Mean Girls' Star Gave Birth To Her First Child, So Prepare To Feel Old

Mean Girls probably came out, what, like five years ago or something?<p>HAH, nope. It actually came out 13 years ago. *cringes*<p>And if that wasn't enough …

James Corden

Mom's Snapchat Note Encouraging Daughter Is Parenting Done Right

Wow.<p>High schooler Hannah Cho posted a Snapchat message from her mother on Twitter last week that she received after she thought she had failed a math …

Parenting

This Brazen Mom's Birthday Gift List for Her Baby Son Has Family Rolling Their Eyes

There's nothing wrong with knowing what you want and going after it, but this mom takes demanding to a whole new level.<p>When a new mom sent out an …

Help! My 16-year-old daughter is an anti-vaxxer.

My daughter Julia is going off the grid. She is currently living in the woods behind my house, with a dog-eared paperback of Thoreau's <i>Walden</i> and a …

This woman wins Mom of the Year award for her response to her daughter's failing math grade

Moms have been around since the dawn of time but they still manage to surprise us with their heroism. For example, when high schooler Hannah Cho told …

The Idea of 'Talent' Is Toxic to Childhood Development

A Hungarian film titled “Sing” recently won the Oscar for best short film. “Sing” tells the story of young Zsófi, who joins a renowned children’s …

Northwestern University

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Send Them to School a Year Later, According to Science

A Stanford study of kids who started kindergarten a year later showed surprising and persistent results.<p>We all want to succeed in life, and when we become parents, we want to do everything we can to make sure our kids are successful, too. Now a new study says there's a single decision many parents …

Self Control

Dutch kids aren’t stressed out: What Americans can learn from how the Netherlands raises children

UNICEF rated Dutch children the happiest in the world, and American kids aren’t even in the top 25. Here’s why<p>Two toddlers have just chased each other to the top of a jungle gym while their mothers are lost in conversation on a nearby park bench. A gang of older children in tracksuits comes racing …

Maybe Young Parents Don't Want To Travel

People are pretty good at coming up with reasons why it's better to wait before becoming a parent.<p>Some of these are valid concerns. Younger parents …

Ernst & Young

Parents Called Out For Sending Children To School With Cold McDonald's For Lunch

And chocolate sandwiches🍔 🍟<p>A headteacher has shamed parents who are sending their children to school with “worrying” packed lunches, including a …

Food

Celebrities have been posting photos of their mums for Mother’s Day and it is so lovely

<b>They may seem like more than mere mortals but celebs do love their mothers.</b><p>And they’ve been out in force on social media wishing their mums a happy …

Ant and Dec

Israelis Cheer On Single Mom Lawmaker Raising Child With Gay Co-Parent

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Israelis welcomed Knesset lawmaker Merav Ben Ari’s announcement that she gave birth to a baby girl, whom she has said she will raise …

Israel

Friends, Family, and Loved Ones: Please Stop Giving My Kids So Much Crap

OK, I have an announcement:<p>I am at my wits’ ends. No, seriously, I am.<p>I am a middle-aged woman with a bunch of little kids, a retirement plan, and a …

Minimalism

Utopian thinking: Forget British Values – teach children they are apes | Jules Howard

Teaching evolution from a young age can remind us of who we really are, where we come from and help a belief in universal human values flourish<p>It seemed slightly ghoulish seeing her hanging there, in a school. A framed portrait of Theresa May, looking down on the children in the school hall, …

The disturbing YouTube videos that are tricking children

<b>Thousands of videos on YouTube look like versions of popular cartoons but contain disturbing and inappropriate content not suitable for children.</b><p>If you're not paying much attention, it might look like an ordinary video featuring Peppa Pig, the cheeky porcine star of her own animated series. But …

Let's Stop Obsessively Hydrating Our Children

<i>Welcome to The Small Stuff, a sporadic series about liberating ourselves from the (often dumb) parenting habits we hate.</i><p>I recently bought my son …

Parenting

India takes a mature stand on same-sex love and Twitter hails it

<i>"A boy can cry to give vent to his feelings. He can also be soft-spoken or shy. Being rude and insensitive is not a sign of masculinity,"</i> reads the …

India

Fed up with nagging, Toronto teacher asks parents' help confiscating kids' cell phones

A Toronto teacher tired of nagging her students about cell phone use is implementing a new enforcement policy that asks parents for their help in …

Teaching

How Donald Trump Affects Us As Parents

I had a surreal parenting moment the other day. My children and I sat at the kitchen table, idly listening to the news on the radio and munching on …

Donald Trump

The 9 worst parenting trends

<b>Do you remember utterly ridiculous baby cage trend that blinked in and out of existence in the 1930s?</b><p>Because parents thought <i>this</i> was a good</i> …

The Trump campaign doesn’t care about dads

Why are fathers invisible?<p>Ivanka Trump has now followed up her policy role in her father’s presidential campaign with an ad touting the proposals she …

23 Things That Stick With You When You Grow Up With Caribbean Parents

You've been brought up to be personally offended by anyone pronouncing it "plan-TAIN".

This kids' menu perfectly sums up the challenges of dining out with kids

Ask any parent who has taken their kids to a restaurant and they'll tell you the struggle of getting kids to decide what they want to order is real.<p>Luckily for parents in Altoona, Pennsylvania, The Deli Mansion Park has them covered. The family-owned restaurant revamped its offerings in late …

Kids