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June 30, 2017
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25 Mindful Activities for Children and Teens

Just wanted to share this useful article from Tree of Knowledge –  It’s the last week of term!! Are you planning some exciting Summer activities for the kids? Keep everyone #mindful this Summer with these fun exercises. 🙂 Photo credit: Positive Psychology Program

June 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Start Your Summer Screen-Time Rules Now!

With Angus schools’ summer break a mere four weeks away – Sing Hosanna! 😀 – this post from Common Sense Media’s blog may be of interest to parents and guardians: Start Your Summer Screen-Time Rules Now! Photo credit: ©Steve Paine/Flickr; … Continue reading

June 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Cut your screen time!

Teenagers’ sleep quality and mental health at risk over late-night mobile phone use Teenagers’ late-night mobile phone use is harming their sleep and potentially their mental health, say researchers who advised that “physical boundaries” be set over use of such … Continue reading

May 24, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Talking about Terrorism

The world being what it is, it is unfortunately necessary to have conversations about terrorism with our children. Try this excellent resource from The Day for advice on how to talk about terrorist attacks – like the recent horror in … Continue reading

May 5, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Exam anxiety?

Some sound advice from Penguin – “Teenagers can feel under enormous pressure at exam time, and it’s understandable that they might be moody or irritable, or sometimes feel overwhelmed. Fortunately, there’s a lot parents can do  to help teens put … Continue reading

April 24, 2017
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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

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