families & children
Russian fourth graders will learn about one of six religions under a new program implemented in that country this school year. Under the new program, lobbied for by the Russian Orthodox Church, parents can choose from six religion or belief systems to learn about.
Colombia was wracked with violence during the era of the Escobar drug cartel. And while the cartel has been curtailed, regular street violence persists. Now, arts groups are trying to give youth an alternative path to the future.
Somewhere Between seeks to tell the story of the 80,000 girls adopted from Chinese families over the past 25 years. What feelings do they have as they manage their quest to understand what their roots are, and how that culture meshes with the culture they grew up in, here in the United States.
For kids in Kenya looking to get a cheap high, glue is the way to go. The dealers aren't necessarily drug kingpins. More often than not, they're mothers, selling glue as a means to put food on the table for and clothes on the back of their own children.
Humans and apes share many characteristics and even more DNA. But we diverge greatly in the way we influence the world around us. New research, by a Harvard anthropologist, suggests it may be because of the way we interact with each other -- and not just the way we think.
As many as 12 percent of kids test positive for allergies to some of the most common food allergens, like peanuts. But a new, more accurate test reveals that many of those allergies are actually to a pollen, and not the dangerous food allergy that parents fear.
A French creation is revolutionizing the feeding of the acutely hungry in Africa, but in India, which also has a problem with malnutrition, the food isn't welcome. So doctors there are creating their own therapeutic food -- and there's hope they'll eventually be able to export it too.
Before you light that cigarette, men, you might think about whether you want to have a child some day. That's the message in new research that shows the life choices both women and men make long before they conceive a child may have a permanent, genetic impact on any future offspring.
Novelist Marie Myung-Ok Lee says living with her autistic son has taught her there's more to life than "having it all." In a world with so many unique problems, she asks, why are we comparing our lives to anyone else's?
In Tim Carvell's new book, a 12-year-old starts blogging to try and get the attention of a celebrity. Along the way, he deals with life as a pre-teen. But lots of kids blog these days, and they all have different motivations.