A mother fights for her son to NOT do homework

Eva Bailen, a mother-of-three, has started an online petition calling for her son’s school to stop giving the children homework. Her 10-year-old son is spending three hours a day after school doing homework and Ms Bailen says this needs to stop. Ms Bailen is...

The Pope says it is okay to hit children

Vocabulary: dignity (n), to hit (v), to smack (v), to maintain (v), firmness (n), abuse (n).   The Pope has said that he agrees with parents who hit their children if “dignity is maintained”. He made the comment during the weekly general audience at the...

Three year old shoots both of his parents

Vocabulary: to shoot (v), buttock (n), motel (n), stable (adj), child negligence (n). A three year old shot both of his parents after finding a gun in his mum’s handbag. The toddler was apparently looking for an IPod when he found the gun. The boy shot his dad...

You cannot name your child Nutella

Vocabulary: daughter (n), to laugh at (v), chocolate spread (n), court (n), teasing (n). In France today, a mother and father were told that they cannot name their daughter Nutella. The French court has decided that the name is not good for a child because other...