UVALDE, Texas, May 25: An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 19 children as he went from classroom to classroom, officials said, in the deadliest school shooting in nearly a decade and the latest gruesome moment for a country scarred by a string of massacres. The attacker was killed by law enforcement.

JANAKPUR, March 29: Four children died and one was injured after a motorcycle met with an accident at Barkurwa of Sabaila Municipality-12 in Dhanusha district last night.

KYIV, March 16: Almost one child per second in Ukraine is becoming a refugee of the war, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday, as the total number of people who have now fled the eastern European country since the Russian invasion began, passed three million.

SURKHET, March 13: Three children went missing while taking bath in Bheri River at 5:00 PM on Saturday.

WASHINGTON, March 11: Two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine greatly reduced the risk of Omicron infection among children aged 5 to 15, according to a study published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Devendra Poudel has said that children aged between 4 to12 years would be vaccinated against COVID-19 at the earliest as per recommendation by the World Health Organization.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Children aged above 17 and below 18 have demanded to be vaccinated against COVID-19 amid a vaccination program administering COVID-19 vaccines to children aged 12-17 under the direction of the government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has started administering COVID-19 vaccines to students (between 12 to 17 years), who have not received a single dose of vaccination against COVID-19.

Jan 9: Two doses of the Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and BioNTech (22UAy.DE) COVID-19 vaccine are highly protective against a rare but often serious condition in children that causes organ inflammation weeks after COVID-19 infections, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said on Friday.

SEATTLE, Jan 8: Hospitalizations of U.S. children under 5 with COVID-19 soared in recent weeks to their highest level since the pandemic began, according to government data released Friday on the only age group not yet eligible for the vaccine.

NEW YORK, Jan 2: Afghanistan has the highest number of verified child casualties since 2005, said the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), stressing children are dying and suffering because of the "callousness" and every effort should be made to keep these children safe from harm.

HUMLA, Jan 2: Ninety percent of children in Humla have received the Moderna vaccine against the coronavirus. In collaboration with the health office, all the seven local governments have completed the work of vaccinating the school children.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: A National Planning Commission (NPC) report has stated that multidimensional poverty, vulnerability to shocks including the economic slowdown from COVID-19 and weak infrastructure all impede the progress toward reducing under-nutrition in the country.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Minister for Health and Population, Birodh Khatiwada has said that children in the 12-17 age group will be given vaccines against COVID-19 at their respective schools.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: While highlighting the disproportionate impact that the pandemic has had on the most marginalized of the region’s 600 million children,  a UNICEF report “Reigniting Opportunities for Children in South Asia,” launched recently coinciding the 75th anniversary of the UNICEF's creation has called for urgent action.

LOUISVILLE, Nov 23: Cadell Walker rushed to get her 9-year-old daughter Solome vaccinated against COVID-19 — not just to protect her but to help stop the coronavirus from spreading and spawning even more dangerous variants.

RAUTAHAT, Nov 15: The bodies of two children, who died suspiciously, are being displayed in a protest at Garuda Chowk in Dewahi Gonahi Municipality-5 of Rautahat.

RAUTAHAT, Nov 15: Two children of the same family have died suspiciously in Rautahat. The deceased have been identified as Akash Mukhiya, 5, and four-year-old Bikas Mukhiya, sons of Sanjay Mukhiya of Tikulia Tole in Dewahi Gonahi Municipality-5.

NEW YORK, Oct 24: Scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday that the likely benefits of giving the Pfizer (PFE.N)/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to 5 to 11 year olds clearly outweigh the risks of rare cases of heart inflammation.

AP, Oct 23: Federal health regulators said late Friday that kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children and caused no unexpected safety issues, as the U.S. weighs beginning vaccinations in youngsters.

NEW DELHI, Sept 22: All Indian children aged 12 or older will become eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations from next month, when drug maker Cadila Healthcare (CADI.NS) launches its ZyCoV-D product, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Minister assaults party leaders and cadres

September 22, 2021 11:40 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Minister for Women, Children, Youth and Sports of Province 2, Birendra Prasad Singh has assaulted and verbally abused leaders and cadres of his party, the Nepali Congress, over the distribution of active membership of the party. Minister Singh has abused leaders and cadres at the party's central office in Sanepa over the issue of membership.

It is important to note that “feeling sad” occasionally is not depression. However, feeling sad for a long period (clinically for at least 2 weeks) that is preventing an individual from indulging in their normal routine activities, is depression.

KATHMANDU, August 21: The UK government has made an additional contribution of £788,000 (Rs 130 million) toward its nutrition support for vulnerable families in Nepal.

Singer Shakira says she is trying to give her children a normal childhood and that she avoids playing her own music. The "Waka waka" singer has two sons, Milan, eight, and Sasha, six, with her partner and football star Gerard Pique.

KATHMANDU, July 16: COVID-19 infection has been confirmed among children in a village of Parbat. As many as 12 children have been infected with COVID-19 in Chuwa of Kushma Municipality-8.

DHANUSHA, June 13: The Province 2 government has decided to provide financial assistance of Rs 100,000 each to the families of the five children who drowned in a pond located at Mukhiyapatti Musaharniya Rural Municipality-6 of the district.

BEIJING, June 5: China has approved emergency use of Sinovac Biotech's (SVA.O) COVID-19 vaccine in people aged between three and 17, its chairman Yin Weidong told state TV late on Friday.

Govt urges hospitals to separate 20 percent of beds and arrange medical oxygen for minors

Separation anxiety in children

January 30, 2021 07:00 am

With understanding and some coping strategies, your children will overcome separation anxiety as they get older. There is nothing to panic about it.

How children become bullies

January 16, 2021 07:00 am

There is not a simple solution to bullying. Children do not bully because they are terrible children.

Look for physical marks such as unexplained bruises, scratches, broken bones, and healing wounds. Be alert when your child fears going to school or joining school events.

Let the children feel their emotions

December 19, 2020 07:40 am

As your children move from childhood to adolescence, they grow socially and emotionally in a natural way. If you notice anything that concerns you, address these issues right away.

Helping children enjoy reading

October 10, 2020 01:44 am

Children dislike reading. Thus, as a starting point, you need to talk to them about reading. Tell them what you thought about reading as a child.

JUMLA, Oct 1: The four children who arrived in Jumla all the way from the Indian State of Punjab 10 days ago in search of their long-lost father have been sent to Surkhet after the police traced their home address. According to the police, their father’s name is Amar Pariyar who used to work in India long ago.

JUMLA, Sept 29: Four children aged between three to 17 years have arrived in Khalanga, Jumla, all the way from the Indian State of Punjab in search of their father. The eldest one of them, Madhu BK, stated that their father was a daily wage earner in Punjab and he went missing three years ago.

Spiny Babbler Evolution arts and education program curated a virtual music festival ‘Spiny Babbler Children’s Music Festival II' on September 12. In the festival, a total of 25 participants aged between two to 14, from Nepal and abroad showcased their musical talent.

How to raise creative children

September 8, 2020 11:25 am

During these long hot summer days staying inside doing nothing is becoming a problem. You cannot go out because there is a curfew. So, to pass the time I started watching different kinds of competitive programs or sports shows on TV. During my watching, I noticed one word that the judges and commentators frequently used. Creativity. It is one of the difficult words to explain without going into detail. So, how do you explain it?

BEIRUT, Aug 12: When the huge explosion ripped through Beirut last week, it shattered the glass doors near where 3-year-old Abed Itani was playing with his Lego blocks. He suffered a head injury and cuts on his tiny arms and feet, and he was taken to the emergency room, where he sat amid other bleeding people.

Driving away fear from children

August 8, 2020 12:30 pm

In the eyes of a child, the world can be a scary place. Young children are afraid of many things, and parents have a difficult time identifying and addressing them. Reassuring children of their safety is often a challenge too. For that, parents need to understand their children better and also know the reason for their insecurities. Primary school-age children's common fears could be both real and imaginary. It is natural for them to be afraid of things they do not understand or cannot control. Often children are insecure because they are still learning to cope with their feelings, as early as two to three years of age. As children grow, factors that trigger their fear also change.

Worth of stories

July 20, 2020 16:49 pm

Once upon a time..." Just the sound of these words is enough for children and adults to get a special twinkle in their eyes. Suddenly we are heading into a fantasy world where anything can happen. The children’s' eyes are shining and their mouths are wide open. The magic has occurred. You are together in an entirely different world where time and place does not exist. You can let your mind wander and let your imagination run riot. Science shows that stories have a big influence on children's views on gender and cultural roles. The adventure and characters that children experience through stories are almost certain to have lifelong impact. Stories will convey values, beliefs, attitudes and social norms. It will affect children's perception of reality. Children will relate to the different characters, and learn how to behave, think and act, just by being inspired by the characters they meet in the stories. They learn determination and empathy from the character of the story. They dream to put themselves in that position and act as the character of the story.  They have seen some character of the story struggling a lot and failing in getting succeeded many times. That scene of the story will help them to build a confidence to try and the resilience to fail and try again till they get succeeded. Children’s imagination is a combination of what they see, think, observe, understand and perceive the things around their world. Children will also develop what is known as thought of mind. Essentially this is related to their ability and putting themselves in others shoes. It is essential that creativity and imagination that allows the children to thrive bring creativity choice and changeability into every story they read and as an observer the imagination of the children take in wide.

In his seminal book “Pedagogy of the Oppressed,” the famous Brazilian educator and philosopher Paulo Freire states that education should be a means to "the practice of freedom”, suggesting that those engaged in education—both educators and students—should find critical and creative ways to participate in the process of transformation of their society. Although published more than 50 years ago, Freire’s ideas on the role of education and educators are equally relevant at present.

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problems in children and adolescents. Children and adolescents experience fear, nervousness, shyness and avoidance of places and activities that persist at times despite the helpful efforts of parents, caretakers and teachers. Anxiety likes to box us into all or nothing thinking, overgeneralizing and jumping to conclusions. Anxiety can make kids sound argumentative, illogical and angry. Children who suffer with an anxiety disorder typically have impairment in multiple domains of daily functioning.

Anger management in children

June 21, 2020 10:41 am

Anger is usually a response to danger. It is also a form of self-expression, and sometimes, a way for children to show their independence. For little children, it is also a cry for help. During the lockdown, schools are closed and children are at home. They are not able to go out and play or interact with their friends. This causes frustration in children, resulting in aggressive behavior. There are plenty of other reasons for young children to be angry about it.

Minister Gurung assured that the development of child-friendly spaces is one of the priorities of the government, and sincere efforts are being made to ensure that mental health and well-being of children living in quarantine centers is not compromised.

How women suffer during a pandemic

April 18, 2020 13:46 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only affected the global health care system but has taken the lives of thousands of people. At this time of crisis, women and girls are highly affected. United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has time and again emphasized that women and girls are the most vulnerable at times of pandemic and they face the highest risk of suffering and devastating loss in times of such health crisis. Pregnant, expecting mothers and the ones who have recently undergone postpartum struggle to get access to basic health care during the COVID-19 pandemic as per the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). World's already overburdened health care system has started to leave behind this group of women who need regular health check-ups for their and their children’s wellbeing.

Learning during lockdown

March 28, 2020 11:14 am

Due to the threat of coronavirus pandemic, all academic instructions, including schools, colleges, and universities have been shut down. This presents parents with the challenge of entertaining and educating their children during this forced break. I am sure not all children will be excited at the thought of learning during this time, but that situation is going to change soon. The euphoria of a break will soon wear off, and then children will feel pretty empty because the schools will remain closed for at least a few more weeks. Let us not think about more time than that at the moment.

The Younglings of...

February 17, 2020 13:05 pm

The younglings of tailor Grew-up in shorts With collage of patches The cobbler's in crepe Torn and yawning, The fisherman’s with saliva… Blue and salty.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: UNICEF Germany patron Elke Budenbender, who is currently on a visit to Nepal, has apprised herself of the status of children here and of the steps taken by UNICEF for the long-term solution to the challenges facing Nepal's children.

Cold wave hits children hard in Banke

December 28, 2019 14:45 pm

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 28: With mercury dipping, the children from the economically backward community have been hit hard. The children staying in various brick kilns with their parents are suffering from common cold, pneumonia and so on due to cold wave in recent days.