Research shows that grandparents’ involvement in their grandchildren’s lives plays a critically important role in a child’s overall health and development.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
Children at St Edward’s CE Primary School in Rochdale Gtr Manchester use the school’s rabbits and other animals in their learning.
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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.
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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.
Anxiety about starting school is common – among both children and parents. This can be for many reasons, but it’s useful to keep in mind exposure to our fears helps reduce anxiety.
A father adjusts his daughter’s face mask outside the White House.
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A professor reflects on his four decades of working with families dealing with grief and how the program he helped set up could be applied today.
The COVID-19 pandemic provides an opportunity for us to rethink and redesign how schools support children’s social connections and opportunities for informal play and recreation.
Global experts in child development say recess will be critical for children’s well-being when schools reopen, so education authorities should see planning recess as a high priority.