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Stop Asking Kids How They Are Doing In School Education 

Stop Asking Kids How They Are Doing In School

World (FEE) – As a rule, I no longer ask school age-children how they’re doing in school. Let me explain why. Recently, my wife and I took a trip to see family and friends, several of whom have school-age children. I noticed that when adults interact with children, one of the first questions they pose is “How are you doing in school?” or some variation (“So, keeping your grades up?”). I also notice that if the child answers that they are anything other really well, the adult responds as if this is a bad thing, “Well, I’m sure you’ll do Read More

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May Madness: School Stress Causing Mental Illness In Children Education Featured 

May Madness: School Stress Causing Mental Illness In Children

World (FEE) – May can be a particularly dangerous month for schoolchildren. According to 13 years of recent data collected on mental health emergency room visits at Connecticut Children’s Mental Health Center in Hartford, May typically has the most. Under Pressure Boston College psychology professor, Peter Gray, looked more closely at this data and found that children’s mental health is directly related to school attendance. Dr. Gray found that children’s psychiatric ER visits drop precipitously in the summer and rise again once school begins. The May spike likely coincides with end-of-school academic and social pressures. The suicide rate among 10 Read More

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