Tag Archives: children

Dr. Philip Landrigan, children’s health advocate

Dr. Philip Landrigan, one of the world’s leading advocates of children’s health whose pioneering research on the effects of lead poisoning in children contributed to the U.S. government’s decision to remove lead from gasoline and paint, will present “The Impact … Continue reading

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A happy kid

Katie Hurley, a child and adolescent psychotherapist, shows parents how happiness is the key to raising confident, capable children in her new book The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World (Tarcher, 2015). According to … Continue reading

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Childhood in Irish society

A new volume co-edited by Boston College English Associate Professor James M. Smith and Maria Luddy of the University of Warwick offers significant scholarly contributions to the fields of Irish studies and childhood studies. Reflecting the interests of historians, literary critics, and … Continue reading

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When religion and child welfare collide

In his new book The Child Cases: How America’s Religious Exemption Laws Harm Children (University of Massachusetts Press, 2014), Boston College History Professor Alan Rogers looks at several high-profile cases in the 1980s and ’90s involving parents who refused to seek medical treatment … Continue reading

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How children succeed

Best-selling author Paul Tough will present “How Children Succeed” on Oct. 9 in Gasson Hall, room 100 at 7 p.m. Tough is the author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, which has been translated … Continue reading

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Homecoming

Alumna Jennifer Close has published a new novel, The Smart One (Knopf Doubleday). It’s the story of Weezy Coffey and what happens when her adult children’s various missteps drive them back to their childhood home. Close recently wrote about the … Continue reading

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The need to go out and play

The importance of free, unstructured play is woefully underestimated by parents and educators, according to a new book by Boston College developmental psychologist Peter Gray. In his book Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children … Continue reading

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