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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

Lawnmower Parents are the New Helicopter Parents & We are Not Here for It

Recently, I was called down to the main office in the middle of my planning period. I needed to pick up an item that a parent dropped off for their child. Thinking it was something like an inhaler or money for dinner, I was happy to go retrieve it. When I got to the front [...]

Unwrapping The Cotton Wool Kids

Flickr Images When I went to school a few decades ago, myself and my classmates certainly looked different to children the same age today. I don't only mean the unfashionable haircuts or the width of flare on our trousers, but rougher looking. Grubbier, with dirt under our fingernails and probably with more bruises, [...]

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