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Re-setting friendships: What parents need to know about the return to school

Young people returning to school haven't just had their education disrupted but their whole lives, including their social lives. We've seen the issues caused by school closures, and reopening is bound to cause many more. Kids will not be returning to school as they left it, many will still be dealing with emotions caused by [...]

By |2020-05-25T13:47:29+10:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Social and Emotional Learning|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Coronavirus could be a reset button for youth anxiety

There are of course not many upsides to a global pandemic, but one of them may be that the single biggest threat to youth wellbeing is lessened. Founders of free-play advocacy organisation Let Grow, Lenore Skenazy and Peter Gray, point out that anxiety is an already huge problem for young people that has also been [...]

By |2020-05-25T11:59:46+10:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

After COVID-19: The Longer-Term Impacts of the Coronavirus Crisis on Education

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is stress-testing all aspects of society in uncomfortable and unsettling ways. In terms of education, COVID-19 has already stretched our education systems to breaking-point. By the end of March 2020, school closures had affected over 1.3 billion children and young people across the globe – that is nearly 80 per [...]

By |2020-04-06T15:34:08+10:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The psychology of isolation

Self-isolation can be difficult and boring, but it can also be an opportunity for self-reflection and renewal. In many cultures, this is traditionally the purpose self-isolation has served.Self-isolation in religious traditions is in many ways about practising self-restraint and withdrawing from the ills of society. Fasting during Ramadan, Good Friday or Lent are exercises in [...]

By |2020-04-06T15:32:35+10:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Resilience|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

COVID-19 has thrown year 12 students’ lives into chaos. What can we do?

Schools have been progressively moving classes online due to the COVID-19 pandemic and there is uncertainty over what the next months may bring. This has thrown many year 12 students’ lives into chaos. States and territories are yet to determine what will happen with final year exams. More than 180,000 students are expected to complete [...]

By |2020-04-06T15:32:03+10:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety, Education|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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