Why Children Aren’t Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.

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The four R’s will keep a consequence from becoming a punishment. So it’s important to avoid power struggles and to win the kid’s cooperation. They are: Any consequence should be revealed in advance, respectful, related to the decision the child made, and reasonable in scope.

Mental Wellness

Mindfulness practices are a way to nurture every student’s resilience and self-compassion. Thanks to Youth Mental Health Canada for this image and so many excellent ideas!

When science meets mindfulness

Researchers study how it seems to change the brain in depressed patients

Researcher Gaelle Desbordes is probing mindfulness meditation’s effect on depression, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to take before and after images of the brains of depressed patients who’ve learned to meditate. The work seeks to understand the internal brain processes affected by mindfulness meditation training in this population.


Mindfulness may change the brain


Letting Kids Grow Up…At Their Own Pace


Letting Kids Grow Up…At Their Own Pace

As much as parents might want to hurry their little ones to the next stage of development, most children follow the same general growth and development pattern that can’t be changed much.


Personalised learning lets children study at their own pace

A growing number of schools are turning to personalised learning to enable every child to progress at the best speed for them