Mykidstime News Roundup May 2012
As parents, the Mykidstime team is always on the lookout for news items of interest to parents, so welcome to our news round up of items that caught our attention this month, from a 12 year old explaining banking debt to the UK insisting parents take classes on how to become a good parent!
12 year old explains banking debt - We wish adults would do as well as this young Canadian girl at explaining how her country’s banking system is creating unsustainable debt – and how this can be rectified From Thejournal.ie
Children waiting up to 5 years for orthodontic care - Up to 20,000 children are on waiting lists for orthodontic work, with many waiting for up to five years.
The situation is particularly bad in Kerry, Cork, Laois, Offaly and Sligo, according to the new head of the Irish Dental Association. From Thejournal.ie
New law will force single mothers to name father on birth cert - Single mothers will be forced to name the fathers of their children on birth certificates under planned new legislation.
Around 4,000 children do not have their father named on their birth cert every year. And it has been estimated that overall, one in five of all children born to unmarried parents do not have the name of their father registered on their birth certificates. From Independent.ie
Parents will get £100 vouchers to attend classes now being trialled in pilot schemes while they can look online for advice from the NHS Information Service for Parents.
Could this be on the cards for Ireland?
Martha Payne had some sad-ass lunches at her school in Scotland — unsatisfying food that sometimes had more hair than vegetables. So the 9-year-old decided to start a blog with photos and vital statistics about her meals. From grist.org
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