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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It is scary when you realise that you, and you alone are responsible for everything your child needs to learn and know. When home education is a personal choice, perspectives and perceptions are formed over time. Changes are expected and parents are armed with or begin to gather, support and evidence to help them in […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]
A child’s creative imagination is limitless. While adults often struggle to think outside the box, kids are not even aware that there is a box to speak of. In a child’s world, nothing is yet so impossible that finding creative solutions seem like second nature to them. Such powerful imaginations allow for creative expression and […]
Prior to the pandemic, there were hardly any limits to encounters and experiences that may have been turned into teachable moments for kids to learn valuable social skills. However, with clear recommended limits on actual physical contact ensuring that children continue to learn to develop their social skills requires a bit more ‘out of the […]
Losing may be an inevitable part of sports and life in general. But, accepting defeat graciously is an honorable skill that is acquired only through years and years of practice. Nobody likes sore losers, and the inability to take a loss in stride takes all the fun out of playing competitive games.