Why Young People Fear The Future

It’s hard for young people to talk about the part of themselves that isn’t looking forward to the future. “I’d rather not have my freedom,” many young people are saying, in effect, as they complain of ‘anxiety’, as they refuse to engage with school, with relationships, with the future.

'How to inspire kids to fall in love with reading'

'How to inspire kids to fall in love with reading'

No matter how tragic the outcome of her life, I had never read a book where the authority of a parent was questioned. And who knows whether one day she'll be reading out a longlist of authors like I am now.

School bans the words ‘mother’ and ‘father’ from forms

School bans the words ‘mother’ and ‘father’ from forms

“For us, this article is a measurement of social equality.” Supporters of the change claim that using gender-neutral language on school documents relating to parents is a natural step after the country legalised gay marriage six years ago, The Telegraph reported.

The Challenges Facing a Firstborn Child

The loving care and abundant attention parents give their firstborn, help the child to grow up feeling self-confident, and he can become very successful in life. Your firstborn child needs you to provide him with support and reassurance that he is equally loved.

Nurturing Youth Leadership Skills At Home

Nurturing Youth Leadership Skills At Home

When parents decide to start regular meetings with children, there is a certain amount of ongoing preparation required, like learning what agenda topics work best, experimenting with new ideas, adapting to change, facilitating problem-solving, etc.

Anti-vax mum sues school for kicking out her daughters

Anti-vax mum sues school for kicking out her daughters

Marina Williams' daughters aged 13 and 15 attended an upstate New York high school until the school refused to teach them after finding out their vaccination schedules were not up to date. The law says they have to be educated, they are refusing to do that." And he claims the girls are not a health risk.

The school run is a twice-daily fresh hell for parents

The school run is a twice-daily fresh hell for parents

We’re late!” For mums with younger children in tow, not getting a park close to the gate also means unpacking small children from the car, putting the stroller up, strapping the baby in and holding your toddler by the arm so he doesn’t walk into oncoming traffic.

Kindergarten teacher gets same haircut as bullied student: 'I'm here for her'

Kindergarten teacher gets same haircut as bullied student: 'I'm here for her'

Shannon Grimm and Priscilla Perez, seen with matching hairstyles Willis ISD The students were blown away by their teacher’s new look once they returned to school, and Grimm used it as a teachable moment.

How to make friends at school... as an adult

How to make friends at school... as an adult

They’re the fun ones to hang out with at night." It can be a nerve-wracking experience when your kids start school for the first time. 4. Ask people about themselves and only talk about yourself if someone asks You don’t need to actively avoid the subject of you, but it’s a good starting point!

‘Even doctors don’t know when my daughter’s having an asthma attack’

‘Even doctors don’t know when my daughter’s having an asthma attack’

Image: Supplied I’ve taken her to doctors who have said, “she’s fine” Then I ask them to listen to her lungs, and they say, “right, oh my goodness, she’s barely getting any air in, she has to go straight into hospital.” That’s happened more than once.

When Your Child Experiences Anxiety

When Your Child Experiences Anxiety

Be sure to find a mental health provider who has significant experience with anxious youth, who has training in evidence-based therapies in anxiety for children and adolescents, and who you and your child feel comfortable talking with during your first session.

Girl, 7, writes message to parents on arm during lockdown

Girl, 7, writes message to parents on arm during lockdown

Delaware mom Shelley Harrison Reed knew something was up when she received a flurry of notifications from the Facebook page for parents at her children's New Castle County school: The school was on lockdown as the result of a bomb threat received by a school secretary.

Teacher's door decoration for Black History Month goes viral

Teacher's door decoration for Black History Month goes viral

I wanted to shift my students' mindset about slavery and the message has reached far more than I ever imagined." Bradshaw has been teaching at Magnolia Middle School in Moss Point Mississippi for six years, and said she created the door decoration last week.

Call for Australians to take an old-fashioned approach to parenting

Call for Australians to take an old-fashioned approach to parenting

Nearly half of children don’t spend any time walking to school, but research shows parking an extra 10 minutes away from the gates can add an extra 1.5 hours to a child’s weekly physical activity levels.

'David After Dentist' kid David Devore is going to college

'David After Dentist' kid David Devore is going to college

"I was born a Gator, so this is extra special because of all the family history and connection," said the elder Devore. "He's known for crazy things like this." Other UF departments and teams followed suit, welcoming David to the Gator Nation — notably, the School of Dentistry.

Kate Gosselin Defends ‘Overzealous’ Protective Parenting

Kate Gosselin Defends ‘Overzealous’ Protective Parenting

… With them turning 18 and going off to college soon, I don’t have to worry.” Gosselin shares the twins with her ex-husband, Jon Gosselin , as well as 14-year-old sextuplets Hannah, Collin, Leah, Aaden, Joel and Alexis.

Dad's hilarious solution to his son not eating lunch

Dad's hilarious solution to his son not eating lunch

He did have some snacks left over, which he had a little nibble of, so he wasn't going 'hungry'." Renzo stressed that his son has plenty to eat, he's just not fussed on lunches.

Teen Defies Mother, Gets Vaccinations

Teen Defies Mother, Gets Vaccinations

High school senior Ethan Lindenberger said his parents' misguided anti-vaccine beliefs put him, and his younger siblings, at risk, CBS News reported. At age 18, Lindenberger was old enough to get the vaccinations without his parents' permission.

Want a snow day from school? Try these superstitions

Want a snow day from school? Try these superstitions

These three steps make up a snow day superstition that many children and adults still cling to in the hopes of a day home from school (or work). “I flushed ice cubes down the toilet, put spoons in all the closets, and wore my pajamas inside out all for nothing.

Anne Hathaway follows Prince William and Kate Middleton's parenting playbook

Anne Hathaway follows Prince William and Kate Middleton's parenting playbook

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Anne Hathaway follows Prince William and Kate Middleton's parenting playbook Mom of a 2-year-old son, Hathaway said she read about Kate Middleton and Prince William's way to make children feel empowered and followed their lead.

Pregnant wife of NRL football star defends decision to not vaccinate kids

Pregnant wife of NRL football star defends decision to not vaccinate kids

The wife of NRL player Bryce Cartwright also reveals she won't be using nappies, instead she plans to teach her newborn where to poo. In her revealing Instagram Q&A, Shanelle also said she would also not to use nappies when her newborn arrives.

Dad rages after 4-year-old daughter dies of flu complications

Dad rages after 4-year-old daughter dies of flu complications

Dad rages after 4-year-old daughter dies of flu complications Sonja Haller, USA TODAY Published 10:44 a.m. ET Feb. 11, 2019 Ashanti Grinage, 4, died of pneumonia from flu complications, according to Texas health officials.

The Gifted Child with ADHD

The Gifted Child with ADHD

ADHD affects the ability to manage life – particularly when situations require sustained effort, consistency and planning. Here are some suggestions: Focus on Long Term Skills ADHD is best seen as an executive function disorder.

Irvington Middle School apologizes for dress code sweater incident

Irvington Middle School apologizes for dress code sweater incident

isn’t an isolated incident and it’s time for it to be addressed.” On Feb. 1, district superintendent Kristopher Harrison said in a statement that school officials want to work with “our students and stakeholders” to examine the current dress code.

Anne Hathaway Learned This Parenting Tip From William and Kate

Anne Hathaway Learned This Parenting Tip From William and Kate

Anne Hathaway is raising a 2-year-old with her husband, Adam Shulman , and she admitted that she uses a parenting tip from Duchess Kate and Prince William .

Can College Visits Improve College Aspirations?

Can College Visits Improve College Aspirations?

Greene, and Gary Ritter did in a recent working paper titled “An Evaluation of the Educational Impact of College Campus Visits: A Randomized Experiment.” The researchers recruited 885 students across 15 schools and randomized students within schools to either a treatment or control condition.

Why Won't You Talk To Me?

Why Won't You Talk To Me?

When a child recognizes his or her emotional state, they are more apt to verbalize how they feel instead of act it out. When a child is struggling, tuning into the child’s emotional state and gently identifying their feeling helps the child recognize it themselves.

Here's how to keep your child safe if they travel on public transport

Here's how to keep your child safe if they travel on public transport

Image: Facebook/ Eyes Open Social Media Safety . Labelling belongings When you name their items so that they don't get lost at school, consider that their name or even a phone number may easily lead a stranger to their social media accounts ...

Zollipop CEO is 13-years-old and her business is worth $6 million

Zollipop CEO is 13-years-old and her business is worth $6 million

Sure, we’re a candy but we’re not Dum Dums!” Alina told TODAY, before joking, “Don’t be a dum dum, have a Zollipop!” While overseeing her company and manufacturing what she's dubbed the world's first “healthy, sugar-free and functional candy” for big retailers like Whole Foods and Krogers, Alina still goes to middle school, dances and tries to enjoy a full night's sleep.

Does Bullying Cause Suicide?

Does Bullying Cause Suicide?

In addition, even witnessing bullying can lead to feelings of helplessness and poor school connectedness, which can be a risk factor for mental health issues (although it is not a sole cause).

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