My Brother’s Keeper Takes a Step Outside of the White House

CHILDREN IN SHADOW ::: CHILDREN IN WAR

My Brother’s Keeper Takes a Step Outside of the White House

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Originally posted on TIME:

An initiative intended to provide more opportunities to young black and Latino men is expanding outside the White House, a key signal of President Obama’s post-2016 plans.

On Monday, Obama will travel to Lehman College in the Bronx for the launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, an independent non-profit that will give money to programs that support black and Latino boys from early childhood to after high school.

The new program largely mirrors a government initiative Obama launched in early 2014 to address the opportunity gap among minorities. Since its launch, the existing program has raised about $500 million for grants and 200 communities have pledged to help more.

The goal of both versions of My Brother’s Keeper is to…

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“Am I making my child anxious?” TheGuardian

CHILDREN IN SHADOW ::: CHILDREN IN WAR

Am I making my child anxious?

Anxiety starts at around 11 years of age, affects nearly a third of the population, and is known to run in families. So is it your fault if your child is terrified of spiders or fearful about flying?

Don’t frighten the kids – keep your arachnophobia to yourself. Photograph: Tony Hutchings
Don’t frighten the kids – keep your arachnophobia to yourself. Photograph: Tony Hutchings

It is enough to worry any parent. If you show your child you are anxious, will they grow up to be fearful too? I have a keen interest in the long-standing debate on how much anxiety is genetic versus environmental: “You’ll have your eye out with that,” was my father’s favourite phrase. It is known that anxiety runs in families. But since anxiety can be debilitating, affects up to 30% of people and starts on average at the age of…

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