children http://kuow.org en More Than 5 Million Children Affected By Syrian War http://kuow.org/post/more-5-million-children-affected-syrian-war <p>Steve Scher talks with Edward Chaiban, UNICEF's director of Emergency Programmes, about how the conflict in<a href="http://www.unicefusa.org/syria"> Syria</a> has affected the local children.</p><p>UNICEF recently <a href="http://www.unicefusa.org/assets/pdf/UN01137.pdf">released a report</a> that stated at least 10,000 children were killed in the violence, and almost 3 million children in Syria and in neighboring countries are unable to go to school on a regular basis.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:24:18 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 30474 at http://kuow.org More Than 5 Million Children Affected By Syrian War How Do You Teach Self-Discipline To Kids? http://kuow.org/post/how-do-you-teach-self-discipline-kids <p>David Hyde talks with UW psychology professor Liliana Lengua, director of the UW Center for Child and Family Well-Being, about her research on delayed gratification. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:01:33 +0000 David Hyde & Amina Al-Sadi 28006 at http://kuow.org How Do You Teach Self-Discipline To Kids? More Girls Target Archery, Inspired By 'The Hunger Games' http://kuow.org/post/more-girls-target-archery-inspired-hunger-games The indoor shooting range at Archery in the Wild in northern Colorado used to be dominated by camouflage and hunters. But on this Saturday morning, the archery range is dotted with ponytails and 7-year-old girls like Y'Jazzmin Christopher.<p>The popularity of <em>The Hunger Games</em> series is fueling an interest in the sport of archery, particularly among girls. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 08:27:00 +0000 Grace Hood 24521 at http://kuow.org More Girls Target Archery, Inspired By 'The Hunger Games' Seattle Police Advise Vigilance After Three Apparent Child-Snatching Attempts in 24 Hours http://kuow.org/post/seattle-police-advise-vigilance-after-three-apparent-child-snatching-attempts-24-hours <p>Seattle Police are warning parents to keep their young children within sight after a rash of apparent kidnapping attempts involving 3- and 4-year-old boys.</p><p>The latest incident happened Monday morning outside Coe Elementary School in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood. Seattle Police spokeswoman Renee Witt says a woman told police she had left her 4-year-old son inside her parked car while she walked her daughter to the school. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:11:08 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 14258 at http://kuow.org How Children Succeed: Paul Tough http://kuow.org/post/how-children-succeed-paul-tough-0 <p></p><p><strong>Coming up on <em>The Conversation, </em>February 20 at noon.</strong></p><p>Why do some children succeed and others fail? Paul Tough went looking for the answer to that question, and in the process learned the answer is changing. He joins Ross Reynolds for a conversation about childhood success. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:00:00 +0000 producer 8473 at http://kuow.org How Children Succeed: Paul Tough The Case For Not Having Kids http://kuow.org/post/case-not-having-kids <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Seattle, more people have cats than have kids. Same goes for dogs. In fact, Seattle is the </span><a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2013699496_census17m.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">second-most childless city </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">in the US, just behind San Francisco. Deciding to have a child is a big decision;&nbsp;so is deciding not to. Seattle Times columnist Sharon </span>Pian<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Chan recently&nbsp;addressed the issue in&nbsp;an </span><a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/opinion/2020250712_sharonpianchancolumnkidsxml.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">editorial</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> titled “Why I’m Not Having Kids.” Have you made the same decision?&nbsp;What conversations did you and your partner have? What reaction did you get from friends and relatives? We'll talk with Sharon </span>Pian<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Chan&nbsp;and hear your take.&nbsp;Call us during the program: 206.543.5869 or write to </span><a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">weekday@kuow.org</a></p><p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 7571 at http://kuow.org The Case For Not Having Kids Exploring Cross-Cultural Adoption http://kuow.org/post/exploring-cross-cultural-adoption <p>Russian President Vladimir Putin recently signed a law prohibiting US citizens from adopting Russian children. The US adopted 748 children from Russia in 2012, with roughly 8,600 adoptions from foreign countries in total. Every year, hundreds of families adopt children from places that are drastically different — socially, politically, and economically — from the United States. So our question is: How important is it to preserve the cultural identity of adopted children? Ross Reynolds takes your questions and discusses international adoption with Spring Hecht from the <a href="http://www.wacap.org/">World Association for Children and Parents</a>.</p><p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:40:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 7408 at http://kuow.org Exploring Cross-Cultural Adoption A New Bill Would Require Kids To Start School At Age Six http://kuow.org/post/new-bill-would-require-kids-start-school-age-six <p>By law, children in Washington state don’t have to attend school until they’re 8 years old. In every other state, besides Pennsylvania, children have to attend school when they’re younger — usually 6 or 7, sometimes even 5. Now a group of lawmakers wants to lower Washington’s compulsory age of education from 8 years old to 6 years old. The bill’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for tomorrow morning and today Ross talks to the main sponsor of the bill, Renton Democrat and state <a href="http://housedemocrats.wa.gov/roster/rep-marcie-maxwell/">Representative Marcie Maxwell</a>.</p><p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 7405 at http://kuow.org A New Bill Would Require Kids To Start School At Age Six How Do You Talk To Your Kids About Pot? http://kuow.org/post/how-do-you-talk-your-kids-about-pot <p></p><p>Marijuana is now legal in Washington state and many parents are wondering how to explain this to their children. Ross Reynolds speaks with one of the proponents of Initiative 502, Alison Holcomb, as well as Roger Roffman, professor emeritus in the school of social work at the University of Washington, and chief of adolescent medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Dr. Leslie Walker, about discussing marijuana legalization with children.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:40:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 7024 at http://kuow.org How Do You Talk To Your Kids About Pot? Resources For Parents And Guardians: Discussing Tragedies With Children http://kuow.org/post/resources-parents-and-guardians-discussing-tragedies-children <p>KUOW has assembled advice from health care professionals and child advocates on how to manage the many emotions that may arise from tragic events, like the explosions at the Boston Marathon.</p><p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 21:05:01 +0000 5135 at http://kuow.org Resources For Parents And Guardians: Discussing Tragedies With Children Medicating Children http://kuow.org/post/medicating-children-0 <p></p><p>Kids and drugs don't mix, unless you're talking about antipsychotic medication. Then they go together like peanut butter and jelly.</p><p>From 2001 to 2007, the number of preschool-age kids on such drugs increased by almost half. Between 1996 and 2005, school-age kids using anti-depressants increased even more. Experts disagree on whether we're overmedicating our youth. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 19:52:03 +0000 Ross Reynolds 4511 at http://kuow.org Medicating Children "How Children Succeed" With Paul Tough http://kuow.org/post/how-children-succeed-paul-tough <p></p><p>Character, not IQ, is the most important predictor of a child's success. That's what <a href="http://www.paultough.com/">Paul Tough </a>argues in his new book, "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character."</p><p><br>Tough uses research in neuroscience, economics and psychology to advocate a new way of thinking about children's success. He spoke at Seattle's Town Hall on September 20, 2012.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:52:22 +0000 Rachel Solomon 2140 at http://kuow.org "How Children Succeed" With Paul Tough Why Have Kids? http://kuow.org/post/why-have-kids <p>Feminist author and blogger <a href="http://jessicavalenti.tumblr.com/">Jessica Valenti</a> takes a critical look at motherhood in her new book, "Why Have Kids?" Valenti talks with David Hyde about the pros and cons of raising kids in the 21<sup>st</sup> century and listeners weigh in.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 20:02:44 +0000 David Hyde 1869 at http://kuow.org Why Have Kids?