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In a Spring 2022 survey of parents with kids between ages six and 17 years, more than 50 per cent perceived that their child had needed help regarding their emotional or behavioural problems in the past six months. (Shutterstock)

On World Children’s Day, let’s recognize that children’s rights include mental health

Canada ranks 30th out of 38 wealthy nations in supporting the mental health and well-being of children. The need to invest in and prioritize mental health for children and young people is urgent.
Research shows that grandparents’ involvement in their grandchildren’s lives plays a critically important role in a child’s overall health and development. Mayur Kakade/Moment via Getty Images

Losing a grandmother can have long-lasting mental health effects for kids and adolescents, a new study finds

Models shows that some 4 million people in the US have lost a grandparent to COVID-19. But until now, there has been a dearth of research into the mental health effects of losing a grandparent.
Every student should have a trusted adult in the building and every teacher should be the coach of a given number of students. GettyImages

Dealing with unruly behaviour among schoolchildren in a tumultuous world

Schools and teachers are reporting increased cases of ill-discipline and behavioural problems as a result of the challenges pupils experienced during the pandemic. Here’s what can be done.
Exposure to videos of disasters can trigger post-traumatic stress symptoms in some children. Chokchai Poomichaiya / EyeEm via Getty Images

Disaster news on TV and social media can trigger post-traumatic stress in kids thousands of miles away – here’s why some are more vulnerable

Children don’t have to be in physical danger for disaster images to have a powerful psychological impact.
Despite warnings about the impact of climate change on health, surprisingly little has been written about the mental health consequences of climate change for children. (Unsplash/Callum Shaw)

Climate change is harming children’s mental health – and this is just the start

Research shows climate change is already affecting the healthy psychological development of children worldwide. Children’s mental health risks will only accelerate as climate change advances.
Dance and movement therapy not only holds promise for treatment of trauma, anxiety and depression but can also contribute lifelong coping skills. kate_sept2004/E+ via Getty Images

Dance and movement therapy holds promise for treating anxiety and depression, as well as deeper psychological wounds

The COVID-19 pandemic and a growing global refugee crisis have shone a light on the ever-increasing need for new approaches to mental health treatment.
For children, the risks associated with school closures have surpassed the health risks associated with COVID-19. (Shutterstock)

COVID-19 back to school Q&A: Is it safe for unvaccinated children to go to school in person? Is the harm of school closures greater than the risk of the virus?

Amid uncertainties about what the pandemic will look like this fall, experts answer questions about risks of infection in unvaccinated children and the risks of missing in-person school.
Play will be essential to give children space to work out anxieties, and will also provide many other social and cognitive benefits. (Shutterstock)

This back-to-school during COVID-19, bolster children’s mental and emotional well-being through play

Communicating clearly with children and providing space for them to play will be vital during back-to-school and beyond as children manage stressors associated with COVID-19.
Children at St Edward’s CE Primary School in Rochdale Gtr Manchester use the school’s rabbits and other animals in their learning. Mark Waugh / Alamy Stock Photo

How school pets can help children to learn and read

From rabbits to maggots, school pets are common but we need to think of them as partners, not resources
Whether just comfortable at home or nervous about leaving, kids may need extra support to get back out there. Imgorthand/E+ via Getty Images

Here’s how to help your kids break out of their pandemic bubble and transition back to being with others

After more than a year of isolation and empty schedules, some kids might be apprehensive or anxious about interacting with the outside world. Psychology experts provide tips to ease the transition.

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