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  • Breastfeeding 'Helps to Boost IQ'
    More evidence is being put forward that breastfed babies eventually become more intelligent than those who are fed with formula milk. Canada's McGill University found breastfed babies ended up performing better in IQ tests by the age of six.
  • Study: Religion is Good for Kids

    Kids with religious parents are better behaved and adjusted than other children, according to a new study that is the first to look at the effects of religion on young child development. The conflict that arises when parents regularly argue over their faith at home, however, has the opposite effect.

  • Two Hours Screen Time Enough for Kids
    Children and young teens should spend no more than two hours playing video games or watching TV a day, according to an Australian study which is sure to strain domestic relations. Dr Louise Hardy, of the University of Sydney, said her study sought to test the two-hour "small-screen time" guideline issued by the American Academy of Paediatrics in 2001.
  • US Count Finds 1 in 200 Kids Are Vegetarian
    Sam Silverman is co-captain of his high school football team — a safety accustomed to bruising collisions. But that's nothing compared with the abuse he gets for being a vegetarian. "I get a lot of flak for it in the locker room," said the 16-year-old junior at Westborough High School in Massachusetts.
  • Children Exposed to Too Much Sex Too Young

    Adelaide clinical psychologist Rita Princi said girls and boys were being exposed to things such as sexy music videos, women's magazines and teenage concepts way too young. This included teen-themed movies and TV shows such as High School Musical and Hannah Montana, huge among 6 to 8-year-olds, and suggestive music videos shown on weekend mornings.

  • ISKCON Seattle Welcomes Children of All Faiths
    In an effort to create community, build bridges, and promote communication and dialogue amongst different faiths, ISKCON Seattle is holding the first annual “Children of Faith” program at its Sammammish temple on Saturday May 1st.
  • 'Long-Term Harm' of Too Much TV for Toddlers

    The more TV a toddler watches, the higher the likelihood they will do badly at school and have poor health at the age of 10, researchers warn.

  • New York Midwives Lose Right to Deliver Babies at Home

    The closure of hospitals leaves practitioners without backing or insurance, driving home births underground.

  • Mexico Bans Junk Foods in Schools

    Government orders end to fried foods and sweets on school grounds in fight against childhood obesity.

  • Where’s Hanuman?: Award-Winning Finalist In The US National Indie Excellence Awards 2010
    The US National Indie Excellence Awards 2010 announced the winners and finalists for this year’s competition. Torchlight Publishing’s Where’s Hanuman? was chosen as one of the Finalists in the Children’s Picture Book category.
  • We Are All Children of Mother Earth: Drawing Competition
    The Education Team of Krishna-valley Indian Cultural Center and Eco-Farm of Hungary has organized a national drawing competition for children.
  • Mythology, Media, and the Future of Hinduism
    In an age of terrorism, wars, and environmental degradation, the need for the tales of the gods is stronger than ever. The challenge for us is simply to tell them better.
  • ISKCON Goes Back to School
    As a new school year rolls around, we ask ISKCON’s Minister for Educational Development Sesa Dasa what’s in store for our children’s education this year, and in the future?
  • Schools Pick Up New Krishna Conscious Reading Series
    Dr. Best Learn to Read, a brand new 84-book series teaching children how to read English in a Krishna-centered way, was officially launched during the Janmastami festival at the UK’s Bhaktivedanta Manor on September 2nd.
  • Getting Back to Nature is Child's Play
    Schemes are growing up around the UK that seek to reconnect inner city children with nature by encouraging them to appreciate the bugs and birds on their doorstep. "We want to let people know that they can just go outside their front door to see wildlife," says Isabel MacLennan of Nottinghamshire Wildlife trust.
  • Bhaktivedanta Academy: Inspiring Excellence in Krishna’s Children
    At the Bhaktivedanta Academy, a private elementary school located on a leafy five-acre plot in Alachua, Florida, ISKCON education is being taken to a new level.
  • Lil’ Krishna Kidz – Summer Camp in the San Francisco Bay Area

    Lil’ Krishna Kidz is a spiritual enrichment program that offers Krishna Conscious teaching and activities to kids in a fun-filled atmosphere. It was started in the San Franciso Bay Area, California, USA in May 2011 and currently enrolls over 30 kids of 3-11 year of age.

  • ISKCON Detroit Invites Children to Winter" Kidz Camp"

    he Krishna Kidz Camp has grown from 25 kids to over 100 as word spreads about the fun and exciting immersion into Krishna-consciousness during this four-day camp. The camp is filled with energy and excitement as these wonderful children begin to experience the spiritual bliss of learning about Lord Krishna.

  • Five

    Five children, five religions, (almost) five minutes. This short film takes us from the mundane to the sublime, from the chaotic to the peaceful, and for a moment we consider our beliefs about spirituality. Director - Katina Mercadante

  • A Little Boy Distributing Books in Mayapur
  • A Statement on Child Protection within ISKCON

    The one-hour film “Cost of Silence,” that was released on Nrisimha Caturdasi, raises serious questions for the ISKCON society and its leadership in regards to child abuse and child protection, as well as the authority and effectiveness of the ISKCON Child Protection Office. These are important questions and deserve thoughtful reflection and an energetic response.

  • Trick or Sweetball: How Vaishnavas Celebrate Halloween

    As jack-o-lanterns, comedy gravestones, and zombies crop up on our neighbor’s lawns, and every kid in town shakes with excitement about their candy haul, ISKCON devotees may be wondering whether or not to take their own children out trick-or-treating. Some devotees have expressed concerns about celebrating non-Gaudiya Vaishnava holidays. Others are Krishna-izing Halloween in creative ways. 

  • ISKCON GBC Nominates New Child Protection Director

    The ISKCON GBC has announced that appointment of Kamlesh Krishna das as the International Director of the ISKCON Child Protection Office. He succeeds Champakalata devi dasi in this role, and is already actively involved in the service. 

  • Elementary Students Produce Inspirational ISKCON 50 Puppet Show

    Elementary and some secondary school students at the Govardhan Academy in Saranagati, B.C., Canada have produced an inspirational and heartfelt puppet show film of how Srila Prabhupada founded ISKCON for ISKCON’s 50th anniversary. The forty-minute film premiered at Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati’s disappearance day at the Saranagati temple on December 17th, and was very well received. It is now available to view for free on Youtube, and the children’s stunning dedication, hard work and love for Prabhupada is evident in every frame.

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