Teen years can be tumultuous, with a whirlwind of emotions, changes, and challenges. Given the challenges of the past few years, with Covid lockdowns and the growing discontent around the world, it is no surprise that teenagers find their mental health being challenged. To add to those issues, their deep-seated concerns about climate change, social […]
In the fast-paced, digitally-driven world of today, students and young people face a never-ending range of distractions and pressures. From academic challenges to social media noise, the call for one’s attention is incessant and seemingly always present.
The recognition and acceptance of teenage mental health issues has brought many previously not-talked-about challenges to the surface and forefront of society. While it has now become more acceptable to admit that one is struggling, being about to name or labelled what is actually going on, helps to identify the causes, symptoms and ultimately to […]
With the events of the past few years, from Covid lockdowns to the recent escalating discord around the world, it is inevitable that mental health among teenagers is at risk. Add to that, the social pressures and tensions that teens face on a daily basis and the fact that internally they face a whole host […]
Vaping has become a popular trend among teenagers in recent years. It’s important for us to have an open and honest conversation about the potential dangers associated with this habit. While vaping might seem harmless or even cool, it’s crucial to understand the risks and make informed decisions about our health. In this article, we […]
Social media has become an integral part of our lives, shaping the way we communicate, connect, and share information. For teenagers, in particular, it has become a ubiquitous presence, influencing their social interactions and self-perception.
Exam season is upon us here in the UK. Thousands and thousands of students of Year 11 and Year 13 (A levels) will put their last couple of years of hard work to the test. Meanwhile their parents will be on tenterhooks throughout the next month at least.
The value of good mental health cannot be over emphasised and thankfully we are all now more willing to openly acknowledge when we are in distress and need help. For young people, being in tune with themselves and knowing the upper limits of their best self means that they are able to verbalise their difficulty […]
It has long been recognised that physical health is important to the overall well-being of a person. However, it is only relatively recently that mental health has begun to receive the attention and support that it needs and deserves. Mental health issues can range from small episodes of feeling down and anxious to serious bouts of […]
What Every Parent Needs to Know About Early Childhood Development (ECD) – Social and Emotional Development
In this, part 3 of our 3 part series on Early Childhood Development, we’ll be looking at children’s ability to deal with emotions and suggest ways in which, as a parent or guardian, you can establish rules, routines and responsibilities to help children up to age five, navigate their feelings. We will also look at how […]
What Every Parent Needs to Know About Early Childhood Development (ECD) – Fine and Gross Motor Skills
In this, part two of a three-part series, we continue to look at the ways in which your child develops from their first year of life to age four so that as a parent you are aware of and able to monitor their progress. In part one we looked at how children’s thinking and language […]
What Every Parent Needs to Know About Early Childhood Development (ECD) – Cognitive and Linguistic Development
Raising a little human as a parent may be your most challenging role yet but, if equipped with the right knowledge and care, will prove to be a tremendously fulfilling experience. In the first of this this series of articles we’ll look at the different areas of Early Childhood Development and how you as a parent […]
Preparing for adulthood when you have no idea what the future holds has never been easy. But as a teen, you’ll soon be making decisions that will affect the rest of your life forever. It is thus imperative to start thinking about what success means to you.
Parents and other adults have a very narrow window of opportunity to teach kids in their formative years how to approach and celebrate diversity. While it’s true that no one is born prejudiced, kids can very easily pick it up once they see someone get treated differently for something they have no control over, such […]
Often in life, we find ourselves at a loss for words of comfort when we need them the most – such as when a friend is very sad or deeply hurting. It’s perfectly fine to not immediately know what to say to make someone feel better. After all, words are very powerful. Just as the […]
Beyond the killer office #OOTDs, the dreamy sights of the City of Love, and the basic lessons in French expressions and culture, the first season of Netflix’s Emily in Paris left us a lot to think about in terms of how we work and live. As we await the release of the second season of […]
Netflix original Enola Holmes is a total treat not just for fans of Sherlock Holmes or Millie Bobby Brown, but also for girls everywhere who are looking for a worthy role model to emulate.
Every year, when the clock strikes twelve to usher in a new year, people all around the world resolve to work towards being their best selves, whether it’s a more active, healthier version of you, or a more mentally robust approach to challenges in your life. You too, may have made a similar promise to […]
Being a teen is no easy ride. Trying to understand and accept everything that’s changing about yourself while simultaneously working to find your place in the world can be very taxing, especially for your self-esteem and confidence.
Kids and meditation are two things that don’t seem to belong together because one requires deep, contemplative, quiet thought, while the other is usually the reason their parents can’t go into deep, contemplative, quiet introspection at home. Indeed, it might not be too easy to convince your young ones to sit still in complete silence, […]