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The Wizard of Oz series was swept from US libraries in the 1930s and 1940s. Wikimedia

Sex and other reasons why we ban books for young people

When most people think of book censorship, they imagine political regimes and potentially book burning in Nazi Germany. What is little considered is that most books that have been challenged or banned are books for young people.
Nobody’s perfect – not you, and not your kids. And that’s OK. from

Five things every guilty parent needs to know

Feeling guilty and out of your depth as a parent? You're not alone – and there are ways to turn the guilt you're feeling into positive changes for your family.
Minions, contrary to parental fears, have not been swearing at children – but why would that be a problem anyway? Daniel Go

Foul-mouthed Minions? Some myths about children and swearing

Parental concerns that Minions given as toys in McDonald's Happy Meals have been dropping the F-bomb raises an issue: how far – if at all – should we go to prevent children from exposure to "bad" language?
Children need to get involved in classroom decisions that affect them, rather than just answering questions when prompted to do so. Thomas Mukoya /Reuters

Being seen as well as heard can transform children’s lives

At its simplest, participation is about allowing children to get involved in making decisions that affect their own lives and their own learning experiences.

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