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Children news and analysis from The Nation
July 6, 2017
Adults Think Black Girls Are Older Than They Are—and It Matters
A new study found that, starting at age 5, black girls are viewed by adults as behaving and seeming older than they actually are.
June 16, 2017
DACA Stays, Even As the Federal Government Pursues DREAMers
Trump will not revoke Obama’s protections for immigrants who arrived in the United States as children. But his administration is still going after some of them.
June 15, 2017
Donald Trump Is Waging a War on Children
America’s never-ending “war on terror” wreaks havoc on the physical, mental, and emotional health of kids around the world.
Karen J. Greenberg
May 23, 2017
Is Banning Child Labor Really That Controversial?
Child labor can’t be outlawed by fiat—it needs to be defeated by economic empowerment for whole communities.
March 31, 2017
South Carolina Coach Frank Martin Has It Backward on ‘Today’s Kids’
I’m not worried about this generation. I’m worried about the rest of us.
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March 22, 2017
The Syrian War Is Creating a Generation of Traumatized Children
The cost to the country of disrupted education alone is estimated to be $11 billion.
January 5, 2017
Letters From the January 30, 2017, Issue
The kids are all right… A people’s party?… Acting, yes, locally… A college education… Popularity contest(ed)…
December 14, 2016
The Mysterious Magnetism of Michelle Obama
How did the first lady, a model of intelligence and grace, manage to keep her composure?
November 23, 2016
Victories on Minimum Wage and Child Care Went Unnoticed After Election Day
Trump’s victory was a setback for women, but they made strides on some issues vital to gender equality.
November 7, 2016
Donald Trump Has Unleashed a New Wave of Bullying in Schools
Kids might not get the details of immigration policy, but they absolutely understand Trump’s message of rage and hate.