Work Shift: Could bringing babies into the office help solve a COVID childcare crisis?
As many Americans get ready to head back to the office, some working parents are wondering who will watch their kids who have been with them while they worked from home during the pandemic. Adriana Diaz found one e-commerce company with a creative solution: make every day "take your child to work day."news.yahoo.com
Wisconsin man charged in parents' killing and dismemberment
A Wisconsin man accused of killing and dismembering his father was charged Wednesday with committing the same crimes against his mother. Chandler Halderson, 23, now faces two counts each of first-degree intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse, hiding a corpse, and providing false information on kidnapped or missing persons in the deaths of his parents, Bart and Krista Halderson. Chandler Halderson, who was arrested July 8 on charges of lying to officials, told investigators that his parents never returned home to Dane County from a Fourth of July weekend trip to their cabin in northern Wisconsin.news.yahoo.com
Convincing skittish parents to vaccinate their children will be key to curbing Covid, says Dr. Hotez
In order to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 moving forward, U.S. officials will have to convince skeptical parents to vaccinate their children, Dr. Peter Hotez said Wednesday. Hotez's comments came after Pfizer announced earlier in the day that its vaccine is 100% effective in kids ages 12 to 15. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said the company will submit the new data to Food and Drug Administration and other regulators soon. "We are seeing adolescents going into pediatric intensive care units, they are getting sick, especially those with underlying risk factors," Hotez said. Hotez said he thinks the U.S. could get "maybe 75% of adults vaccinated" by summer, but warned that "we're in a race with this B.1.1.7 variant," which results in higher mortality and hospitalization rates.cnbc.com
Parents of 2 young children hospitalized after rollover crash on Highway 16, deputies say
The parents of two young children are hospitalized after they were ejected in a rollover crash on Highway 16 overnight, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. SAN ANTONIO – The parents of two young children are hospitalized after a rollover crash on Highway 16 overnight, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. The crash happened around 1 a.m., Sunday, in the 20900 block of Highway 16. She was ejected from the vehicle and her husband, who was in the passenger seat, was partially ejected. The crash has been ruled as an accident and alcohol and speed were not a factor.
Struggling kids, fed-up parents: Chicago families who want CPS schools open say they’re being drowned out by ongoing teachers union pushback
Other community groups that include CPS parents have mostly been more aligned with CTU’s interests regarding school reopening plans, which have been delayed several times amid ongoing union opposition. Raise Your Hand, a group of parents and other residents, has criticized CPS’ push to reopen and so has the new Chicago’s Grassroots Education Movement, which bills itself as an organization of parents, community members, teacher organizations and unions. And dozens of Local School Councils have sent out letters decrying the reopening plan. A majority of aldermen have also come out against it.chicagotribune.com
Youth sports across the U.S. are struggling to find referees
Football has a special place in the heart for many Texans, especially high school football. But sometimes that passion can lead to trouble when parents and referees disagree on how a certain play is ruled. And that’s a problem for referees in youth sports. According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Sports Officials and published in the Harvard Gazette, adult behavior is the reason more than 75% of high school referees quit. This come as schools across the country are struggling to find referees for their games.
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what happened Nov. 20 with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
“If we all stay home as much as possible, if we all avoid the trips outside the house that we don’t need to take right now, we can fight this recent surge and turn things around for our health care workers and hospital systems who are facing an increasingly dangerous situation across the state,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said at his daily coronavirus briefing in Chicago. “And we can potentially pull back on these mitigations for everyone before the December holidays.”chicagotribune.com
Woman who lost parents to DWI crash dedicates life to help prevent similar incidents
SAN ANTONIO – Erin Crawford-Bowers grew up without her parents after they were killed in a DWI wreck when she was just 8 months old. Now a mother, herself, Crawford-Bowers is hoping to prevent others from experiencing a tragedy like the one her family did 35 years ago. Though Crawford-Bowers was too young to remember the wreck, she does vividly remember how hard it was to grow up without her parents. The mother of two dedicates much of her time working with the Mothers Against Drunk Driving organization. Proceeds also help raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving in an effort to prevent families from being ripped apart.
Parents can get free childcare on Election Day with Care.com
SAN ANTONIO – Care.com is partnering with the Armed Services YMCA to provide free childcare services to allow parents to vote on Election Day. In a recent survey conducted by the company, 89% of parents surveyed say planning childcare services is among their top priorities on Election Day. To make voting more accessible, Care.com and the Armed Services YMCA is providing free childcare to parents on Election Day at 27 locations across the country, including two in San Antonio. Here’s how it works:Parents can log onto www.asymca.org/vote to reserve a free 4-hour spot for their children at a local childcare facility, paid for by Care.com , so they can go out and vote safely on Election Day. On Election Day, Nov. 3, parents can simply drop off their kids for their reserved spot at one of the participating ASYMCA locations and head to the polls to vote.
Why it’s crucial to acknowledge the race of your adopted child
Then they found Trulight127 Ministries, a local foster and adoption agency that runs a foster care campus and offers classes for parents. Because of their skin color, there are certain tools that they need.”Her two sons are Hispanic and her daughter is African American. “Our foster families, especially when they’re adopting African American children, if you ignore the fact that they’re African American, you are setting them up to fail. “I didn’t know what to do with my daughter’s hair,” Megerson said. RELATED: Hope for a Home: Adoption questions answered
‘There’s not balance:’ Single parents struggle with being the sole decider, caregiver and teacher
All parents are facing challenges right now, but single parents have to be the sole decider — should my child attend school? see grandparents? have playdates? — and caregiver and teacher, without the benefit of someone to share the emotional and logistical work. Now that many children are remote schooling, single parents also shoulder juggling their children’s online schooling with working themselves.chicagotribune.com
CPS plans for reopening schools still uncertain as parents share remote learning woes: ‘It’s just not working'
“There has been progress, and the teachers, the parents are doing all that they can with what we have to work with, but I echo some of the concerns that were shared about meeting the students where they are,” Sotelo said. He added that “can be traumatic to some of the students because their rooms are not as conducive to learning. ... Those are points we certainly need to continue to consider.”chicagotribune.com
Study: San Antonio one of the top U.S. cities where adults live with their parents
SAN ANTONIO If youre an adult and you still live with your parents, youre not alone. San Antonio was named third among the top U.S. cities with adults living with their parents, whether its due to the economic downturn, high rent costs or a number of other factors. A total of 24.7% of non-students, between the ages of 25 and 40, are living with their parents in San Antonio, according to the study. The study also revealed that adult men were more likely to live with their parents than adult women, particularly in New Orleans and San Antonio. To clarify, the study did not differentiate whether these adults lived in their parents household or whether the parents lived with them -- just that they were in the same home.
Classroom Confessionals: ‘While teaching remotely is NO easy feat; I think that is presently the best option.'
AnonymousI’m an elementary teacher with asthma, and I don’t have faith in our school system keeping students and teachers safe. While teaching remotely is NO easy feat; I think that is presently the best option. AnonymousAs a high school teacher AND parent, I believe we must return to school IN-PERSON. AnonymousI’m a middle school teacher and I am very concerned for our kids, their parents / family, school staff, and myself. AnonymousWill districts pay for the daily costs of hospital stays, medicine prescriptions and other expenses when teachers, staff, and students become infected?
Texas pulls back on child care subsidies for essential workers, low-income parents
Eddie Gaspar/The Texas TribuneThe Texas Workforce Commission voted to pull back on child care subsidies for low-income parents and essential workers Tuesday as Gov. Essential workers have through Wednesday to apply for state child care subsidies, and low-income parents must resume paying their share of subsidized child care as of June 1, the commission voted at its scheduled meeting. "Many essential workers who had kids in school hadn't planned or budgeted for child care for those months as those kids were already in school," said Reagan Miller, TWC's director of child care. "Child care was only authorized for each child for three months while they made arrangements for their longer term needs." The commission is also considering reinstating the work requirement for families receiving subsidized child care, depending on how unemployment changes as businesses reopen.
"What do you say to parents whose children died taking your drugs?"
"What do you say to parents whose children died taking your drugs?" "60 Minutes" producer Bob Anderson goes to China with hidden cameras to confront "Gordon Jin" who the US government says is about manufacturing fentanyl that is killing Americans.cbsnews.com
How can young adults transition back to living with their parents?
For the first time ever, more young adults are living with their parents than with a spouse or partner. According to the Pew Research Center, nearly a third of 18 to 34 year olds are back in their parents' homes. How can the so-called "boomerang generation" make the transition back to the nest? Jill Schlesinger reports.cbsnews.com
10/14: Teen beaten to death inside secretive NY church; Former six-figure couple now delivering papers and photographs
Two parents have been charged with manslaughter after their teenage son was beaten to death inside an upstate New York church; they lost their jobs in architecture and software; now they're delivering papers and taking pictures that over 13,000 Facebook followers lovecbsnews.com