Household economic stress of the type brought on by COVID-19 is likely resulting in more stressed-out, anxious and hyperactive children, according to past data.
The effects of economic stress on children are big. Parents' anxiety about their financial situation is equivalent to the effect of a divorce, and is likely at play amid COVID-19.
Navigating the neighbourhood on their own may be important for children’s health and well-being.
During the pandemic, children’s independent mobility may be more essential than ever before.
Governments must ensure access to preschool for all children, many of whom will have had their learning and development affected by COVID-19. It will help children recover, as well as the economy.
A family go for a hand-in-hand walk along a street of the old city, in Pamplona, northern Spain, April 27, 2020, as some social distancing rules are relaxing after weeks of quarantine.
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We've got this: parents can build kids' resiliency in by focussing on what's going well, maintaining some predictability and order, modelling belief in their own abilities and caring for themselves.
Lack of access to quality reading instruction and early diagnoses and intervention of reading disorders can have significant, long-lasting effects.
Early intervention with reading challenges has very high success rates for supporting reading development, but it is much more difficult to improve reading skills in older students.
By year three, children identified as having difficulties when they start school, are around nine months behind their peers in learning.
The holidays will likely disrupt usual school sleep and wake times.
Many children will be anxious about going back to school. Some might be excited. Either way, there are some things you can do to help ease the transition.
Up to 45% of children can experience depression after a natural disaster.
Most kids bounce back quickly after a disaster and there are several strategies you can use to help.
While the UK does not indefinitely detain children, there are cases where minors are held – and in extreme cases, separated from their parents.
Cara McClure of Birmingham, Alabama cries Sunday in Charlottesville, Virginia at a solidarity meeting.
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The violence in Charlottesville affects all children, but racially motivated attacks make children of color feel particularly vulnerable. Here are some ways to protect them.
Time is ticking on the nation’s mental health.
Because educating young people about mental health and well-being is no simple task