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Mother and 7 Year-Old Daughter Encourage Girls to See Beauty; not...

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Dee Edwards remembers her daughter Aubrey coming home from school one day upset that she didn’t look like her friends....

Best summer safety measures for swimming and children

By Samuetta Hill Drew Staying cool during sizzling southern days and swimming go hand and hand. It is not uncommon for Southerners to jump into a pool for...

Birmingham Teacher Whose Video Went Viral, Appears On “Ellen”

Times staff report Jasmine Merlette, who teaches third grade at Sun Valley Elementary School, appeared on The Ellen Show on Wednesday and was given a...

Summer Camps Have Valuable Impact On Children

By Brianna Hoge UAB News Summer camps across the University of Alabama at Birmingham are gearing up for an educational and entertaining summer. Camps offered through various...

United Way launches fundraiser to bring back Bike Rodeos to Birmingham

By Pat Byington Bhamnow.com It was a devastating moment. Last summer, staff members and volunteers with the United Way of Central Alabama’s Healthy Communities Initiative were preparing...

How ‘critically at-risk’ students now excel at Birmingham Academy

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Some had been bullied. Some have had discipline issues. Some were expelled from other schools. Some just needed a better...

Children’s Village: A safe haven for those going through traumatic times

By Anita Debro Special to the Birmingham Times Two houses sit tucked away on a corner lot in a secluded section of southwest Birmingham. Bikes and...

Painting Birmingham Blue To Raise Awareness For Child Abuse prevention

By Ariel Worthy and Solomon Crenshaw Jr. The Birmingham Times Mayor Randall Woodfin on Monday took the first step in turning Birmingham blue, planting the first...

Violence is a public health concern

By Glenn Ellis Violence among youths is a critical public health problem. Some of the documented reasons are the early onset of aggressive behavior in...

Occupational therapists explore the serious side of play

From UAB Magazine Children’s play isn’t, well, child’s play. It’s a stepping stone to adulthood, says Laura K. Vogtle, professor and director of UAB’s Postprofessional...

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