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Jayme Closs: Missing 13-year-old found months after parents’ murder

[ad_1] Image copyright Barron County Sheriff's Department Image caption Jayme Closs, 13, has been described as a "sweet girl" by school officials A 13-year-old girl from Wisconsin who went missing in October after her parents were murdered has been found alive, officials say. Jayme Closs, whose parents, aged 56 and 46, were discovered shot in their family home last year, was located on Thursday evening, police said.They said a suspect

Worry less about children’s screen use, parents told

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Parents should worry less about how much time their children spend using screens, paediatricians have said.The first UK guidance on screen use for children says there is little evidence that it is harmful in itself.But experts say it is important that the use of devices does not replace healthy activities, such as sleep, exercising and time with family. The guidance avoids setting screen time limits,

Parents ‘must not abdicate duties’ to teachers, says Ofsted

[ad_1] Parents should not expect schools to police children's eating and exercise, or toilet train pupils, Ofsted boss Amanda Spielman will say this week.England's chief inspector for schools will argue the answer to the obesity crisis lies in the home, and parents should not "abdicate responsibility".Neither can schools be a "panacea" for knife crime or child neglect, she will add in her second annual report.Two studies have this year queried

Parents head to High Court over special needs cuts

[ad_1] Image copyright Sarah Jones Image caption Sarah Jones: Parents of SEND children already face a fight "This is not about getting extra violin lessons for our kids. This is about the support they need to achieve their full potential in life."It's about how they might be able one day to get a job and live independently. It's that important." Sarah Jones is one of four mothers from Surrey taking

Ofsted cuts leave parents guessing, say MPs

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Parents in England are not getting the assurance they need about the quality of education their children are receiving, a committee of MPs warns.It is unacceptable that so many schools - previously rated outstanding by education watchdog Ofsted - are exempt from being reinspected, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) says.PAC says cuts to Ofsted's budget mean families cannot make informed choices.Ofsted says it is confident
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Egypt hotel deaths: ‘Something in room killed my parents’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe daughter of a British couple who died on an Egyptian holiday speaks about the ordeal.The daughter of a British couple who died during a stay at an Egyptian hotel has insisted something in their room killed them.John Cooper, 69, and his wife Susan, 63, from Burnley, Lancashire, died in Hurghada on Tuesday.Egyptian investigators said on Saturday no traces of toxic
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Bristol student death: Parents query lack of support

[ad_1] Image copyright Family picture Image caption University staff knew Natasha Abrahart was "in crisis" before her sudden death, the pre-inquest review heard A vulnerable university student who told a department manager she had suicidal thoughts did not receive well-being support, a coroner has heard.Natasha Abrahart, 20, a second year physics student at the University of Bristol, died on 30 April.A pre-inquest review panel was told she had emailed a

Coaching parents may reduce child’s obesity

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parents were advised food wasn't always what a baby needed Changing the way that parents interact with their infants could help combat child obesity, a US study suggests.New mothers were offered ways of responding to babies' needs, including avoiding comforting with food.By the age of three, children exposed to so-called "responsive parenting" had lower body mass index (BMI).A UK child health expert said

Parents who saved their only child by giving her away

[ad_1] Image caption Lien was one of thousands of Dutch Jewish children hidden from the Nazis by a secret resistance network In August 1942, a stranger knocked on the door of a house in the Hague, in the Netherlands.An eight-year-old girl was handed over to the safekeeping of the unknown visitor, to be taken to another town. The girl would never see her mother or father again.Lien de Jong was