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What is it like to raise your kids on the road? Two families describe how they changed their children's lives by showing them the world, while a mum-to-be explains why she plans to do just that with her six-month-old baby.
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A US man apparently distraught over job problems is thought to have shot dead his wife and five young children before turning the gun on himself.
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The committee said games have a "broadly beneficial effect" on the mental development of children.


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US authorities have rescued nearly 50 child prostitutes - some as young as 13 - in a nationwide operation against the trafficking of children for sex.


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Ballroom and Latin dancing classes can improve pupils' behaviour as well as their fitness.


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Children asked to come up with ideas for life in 2020 have designed labour-saving devices, magic pencils to do their homework and, of course, robots.
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As many as 340,000 children and teenagers are regularly bullied over the internet or on their mobile phones, according to a new report.
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The failed attempt by the New Life Children's Refuge to take 33 Haitian children into the Dominican Republic has shed light on the activities of groups that disregard the rules of international adoption.


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Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up - and have you achieved it? A study run over the past 50 years has tested what helps childhood aspirations become reality.


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A 10-year experiment that started with Indian slum children being given access to computers has produced a new concept for education.


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Children's mental development could be recorded in much the same way we chart height and weight, say scientists.


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A 27-year-old man who worked in at least two nursery schools has been arrested in Amsterdam on suspicion of abusing dozens of young children.


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Almost half of British children aged 9 to 12 are using social networking sites, despite minimum age limits, a report claims.


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