An end to zero tolerance in American schools?

05 October 2012
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School districts across the US have moved towards smarter disciple programmes and away from mandatory expulsions, in an attempt to tackle student discipline. The American Psychological Association reports that the zero tolerance policy has led to an increase in bad behaviour and has not reduced violence nor promoted learning. The new approach employs restorative practices, which enable students to better understand the consequences of their actions and develops inter student and teacher student relationships. Subscribe to our free online seminar on mental health welfare in schools here. Read the...

Teenager creates viral campaign to fight bullying

22 September 2012
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Seventeen-year-old Kevin Curwick, an Osseo High School football team captain, is using Twitter to fight cyberbullies and compliment his classmates, but much to his surprise, now people across the world are returning the favor. Read more

Alcohol ads target young children

21 August 2012
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Read this very interesting article on the studies carried out by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on alcohol ads. In brief, most ads contain for example sexual themes. These ads facilitated addiction behaviours. Read more…

Children lack of self-control linked to extra weight

18 August 2012
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Children who had less patience and worse self-control while waiting for treats in a classic behavior study ended up weighing slightly more as adults, a new analysis shows. Does it mean emotional intelligence might be a factor in weight gaining? Read more…

Study links spanking to mental illness

24 July 2012
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A recent study has shown that spanking can cause mental illness in children. Read more here…

The marshmallow experiment: testing emotional intelligence

27 June 2012
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A video introduction to the marshmallow experiment.   TED Talk: Joachim de Posada says, Don't eat the… par TED

Fighting child obesity

25 June 2012
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The American Medical Association has released a statement urging the development of preventative obesity education. Read more here.

Pediatrician uses hip hop and graffiti to fight childhood obesity

17 June 2012
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A Pediatrician in Maine (USA) has designed a programme to fight childhood obesity. You can learn more about his programme on the Dunk the Junk Website.

Meet Salvador Minuchin

04 June 2012
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Salvador Minuchin is the founder of structural family therapy. This short video is an engaging introduction to his work and ideas.Meet Salvador Minuchin

Children as young as five are being referred for treatment for depression and anxiety

03 June 2012
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Recent Studies in the UK show that there is a sharp increase in children and adolescents referred to specialist services as they suffer from depression and anxiety. This seems to be linked with the impact of family life stressors such as financial difficulties, unemployment, etc. Read more on the BBC website.

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