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Paloma Anca, writer: “My book about a child with Down syndrome reflects the reality, without makeup, that we should all know”

Explaining what Down syndrome consists of helps society remember the inherent dignity and valuable contribution that these people can make if they are treated from birth with normality, respect, affection…

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How to improve the relationship between children and pets when they get along like the dog and the cat

You can go from war to peace between children and the dog or cat when coexistence becomes complicated, but the ideal is to prevent interaction problems between them from the…

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The measure against school segregation that families do not like

Hangers of a Barcelona primary school showing cultural diversity.CARLES RIBASThe process is usually repeated every year: families stressed by the choice of school or institute, and after the pre-registration and…

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Children of international adoptions who face identity challenges: “Almost all my life I have ignored my culture of origin”

Alicia Martínez-Simancas had to reject her Chinese origin many times to feel accepted. She was born in China and was adopted by a Spanish family when she was just six…

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Taking care of the mother and the baby, the basic work of the father in the early stages

Throughout the last decades, different studies have raised the importance of protecting the mental health of the mother during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period, and the short- and long-term…

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SOS of the Catalan Government due to the lack of families to welcome minors under guardianship

Fran and Luca with their daughter in permanent foster care, prepare dinner at home.Gianluca BattistaLuca and Fran's life turned upside down nine years ago. The couple's routine became racking as…

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Are large families poor? X-ray of the income of households with more children

This week the social aid that does not distinguish its beneficiaries by income has been questioned, after the controversy over the collection of the electric social bonus of the vice-councillor…

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An emergency foster family: “Supporting a child is not charity; it makes you want to live”

Xavier and Anna Maria, an emergency foster family, in a park in Barcelona.Gianluca BattistaXavier and Anna Maria, 72, push a stroller that shelters nine-month-old little Meritxell (fictitious name) under a…

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It’s not going on your salary

In November my baby was admitted with just over 20 days. Accompanying him I wrote this letter, which I was ashamed to deliver to the staff of the Hospital del…

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Overcrowding reduces early attention to children with disorders in the Valencian Community

Almost a year and a half ago, Estíbaliz Martín took his daughter Érika to an Early Care Center (CAT) in the province of Alicante to receive speech therapy, occupational therapy…

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