Social and Emotional Skills

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Music Lessons – the rewards and benefits

Learning an instrument can be rewarding and challenging.  Most kids at some stage will try out an instrument, even if just the humble recorder. Why would you want your child to play an instrument? I have collected some useful information here to help you decide.

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Good teachers providing better futures

Child poverty is one of the great challenges of developed, industrialised countries today. How can we ensure the best opportunities for poor children to grow up and be better off than their parents? Professor of Economics at Stanford University, Ray Chetty, made a presentation in the University of Oslo Aula on the 24 October 2016. This is a summary of the presentation. Link to the full presentation below this article.

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Get your child to talk about his or her day

If you cannot get your child to talk about his or her day, it is not the child it is something wrong with, it is you. Get some hints from the experts about how to talk to your child and why it is important for a child’s cognitive development.

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Critical thinking for everyday use

Critical thinking in the age of Facebook and YouTube

the schism in tomorrow’s society will be between those who know how to access, assess and use the multitude of information becoming available and those who just drown in it and do not possess the critical thinking ability to use what’s available.

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Depression in children and young people

Depression in children and young people

The thing about low moods within the normal fluctuations in life is that such moods can provide opportunities for growth and development of the selves into mature and responsible adults with some degree of personal skills and resilience. The lack of personal skills and coping skills in children and adolescents combined with a lack of life experience are partly the causes of the high degrees of stress and anxiety in young people. When do you need to seek help and where do you go.

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Intervention Pathways – getting help for depression and anxiety

Getting help for depression and anxiety in children and young people can be very difficult. Depression and anxiety in children and young people can present with quite different symptoms as compared to adults. As a parent or carer of a young person, you need to know what to look for and also how to manage to get help.

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