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April 24, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Ask the question: 13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why is the latest Netflix show everyone is obsessed with. Whilst it’s received a lot of praise for its diversity, for flipping the silent dead-girl trope, and for its overarching message to be kinder to others, there is a growing number of people who are criticising the show’s troubling portrayal of youth suicide and the risk it poses to vulnerable viewers. – Buzzfeed Continue reading

April 17, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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How To Speak To Children With Anxiety

Advice For Parents On What To Say And What Not To Say – Exam time, with all its anxiety-causing stressors, is almost upon us. Clishmaclaver found this article from The Huffington Post which offers some useful advice, c/o YoungMinds’ parents helpline, for … Continue reading

April 10, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Is teen loneliness caused by social media?

Further to previous posts on teenage emotional literacy and well-being, worried parents – and our pupils – might want to read this Guardian opinion piece, Reports claim – and parents worry – that teens are suffering an epidemic of loneliness caused by … Continue reading

March 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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5 Proven Ways Reading Can Improve Your Mental Health

Clishmaclaver liked this blog, from bustle.com. Whilst skewed towards contemporary America life, the advice travels well across the pond 😀 – “Reading is certainly not a cure-all for people’s mental health concerns but it can improve overall mental health and provide … Continue reading

March 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Why British children aren’t sleeping

…increasing dependence on technology, a more child-centred style of parenting, poor diet and the example set by an older generation, who work longer hours, come home later, and constantly check their phones. Continue reading

February 24, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Can selfies affect a child’s mental health?

An interesting article for all our parents and guardians by Dr. Linda Papadopoulos (originally posted 19th February, 2017), via Internet Matters – Psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos is one of the most well-known and respected psychologists working in the UK today. She is … Continue reading

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