The Chamber of Deputies adopted on Friday a decision amending the law on the state budget deficit ceiling, which foresees the increase of the budget deficit from 2.55 percent to 2.76 percent of GDP for 2019, in order to financially support the increase of child allowances, which MPs voted for last night. The increase in the allowance would be applied starting March 1 for children aged between 2 and 18 and the amount they will receive will almost double from RON 84 lei to RON 150. “The ceiling of the general consolidated budget balance, expressed as a percentage of gross domestic product, is – 2.76 percent in 2019”, according to the report by the Budget and Finance Committee. The Chamber of Deputies adopted the amendment to the law on ceilings on Friday, with 182 votes in favor, while four MPs did not vote. “In 2019, the ceiling of the primary balance of the consolidated general budget is minus RON 14,838.6 million”, according to the amendment adopted by … [Read more...] about 2019 budget deficit rises to 2.76 percent due to child allowances increasing to RON 150
The government approved a proposal by the Ministry of Defence to raise the allowance for the children of conscripts and persons in alternative service from €50 to €300 per month.The increase in this allowance is based on the support for a minor child provided by the Family Law Act, according to which the monthly support payment for one child shall not be less than half of the monthly minimum wage. As the current minimum wage is €500, the minimum monthly support payment is €250 in size.This allowance will be added to the monthly support received by conscripts or persons in alternative service, which, depending on the duration thereof, amounts to €100-200 per month.Over a period of five years, an average of 60 children have received this allowance. This year, the allowance has been paid out to 48 children.The increase will enter into force on 1 January 2019.-Download the ERR News app for Android and iOS now and never miss an update! … [Read more...] about Child allowance for children of conscripts to increase sixfold
For most parents, the phrase “I don’t want to brush my teeth” is rather familiar. While it may seem easiest to pry their mouth open and force them to brush, research suggests there are better ways that may positively influence children’s future dental health. So, what does the literature say you should do to help children brush their teeth? What is gentle parenting? Gentle parenting centres around respect for the child. Parents who practise this approach generally avoid artificial or extrinsic rewards or punishments. These parents try to help their children habituate appropriate, or what we would call “good”, behaviours. The idea is the child should want to do the “right” thing for its own sake, not because it’s accompanied by a reward or because of the threat of a punishment. Studies suggest this method is effective because children will go on to have superior social skills and fewer behavioural problems. The effect is believed to … [Read more...] about How to (gently) get your child to brush their teeth
PUBLISHED: 15:20 06 September 2018 Stacey Turner An illustration created by Claire Spake with guidance from Stacey Turner to represent separation anxiety without the use of words. Archant Probably one of the biggest development’s in any young child’s life is the day they start school. Yet for many, the anxiety of being separated from parents means this is a traumatic time for all involved. Stacey Turner, a former teacher, children’s author and expert of separation anxiety, looks at how to cope with this experience in the second part of this feature. Separation anxiety expert Stacey Turner.Imagine your child learning self-care, soothing and survival skills in their formative years, skills which build confidence, trust and resilience they can carry forward and draw on when required in the future. For a child to learn it’s OK to feel the way they do and that it’s OK to reach out for help is vital to ensure they feel heard, understood and valued.Anxious … [Read more...] about Is the new school year causing your child to feel separation anxiety?
By Elizabeth Chou | [email protected] | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: August 8, 2018 at 7:37 pm | UPDATED: August 8, 2018 at 11:25 pm The Los Angeles County agency that investigates reports of child abuse and neglect will face the scrutiny of state auditors, who will review the department in the wake of the death of Anthony Avalos of Lancaster, the 10-year-old allegedly tortured by his mother and her boyfriend. The joint legislative audit committee green-lighted the probe on Wednesday. It was requested by state senators Ricardo Lara (D-Los Angeles) and Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), and Assemblyman Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) in a letter that points to 13 calls that family members, school staff, teachers and others reportedly made to the Department of Children and Family Services alleging Avalos was being abused. Department officials said Wednesday they did not yet have a response to the news that an audit was being launched. Avalos was found unresponsive at his mother’s home on June 20, … [Read more...] about State Legislature orders audit into LA county child welfare agency, after 10-year-old’s death