People have different ways of showing affection and for some that way is teasing. But teasing can also be a passive/aggressive way of leveling criticism. Try to discern the intention behind the teasing - if the person means well, take it as affection. If it seems like an indirect way of bringing up a real problem then it's time to speak about the problem directly.
Whether your student is starting pre-K or high school, there are many ways to be proactive. Martini says a lot of anxiety for students comes from the unknown, so help walk them through the steps – sometimes literally.
"Give the child an opportunity to walk around the school grounds," he says. "If you're talking about kindergartners ... if there's a playground that's...
Attachment: The Key to Raising an Independent Child
by Dr. Tali Shenfield, Child Psychology Resources
Oct 14, 2020
Having a child show deep attachment can be a moving experience. It propels parents to model good behaviour, maintain their child’s trust, and generally be the best people they can be… But at the same time, many parents worry that this level of attachment may not be healthy for their child. In today’s culture, there’s an enduring myth that parent-child bonding somehow...
When Things Aren't OK With a Child's Mental Health
The New York Times
By Perri Klass, M.D.
Aug 10, 2020
Everyone is stressed and anxious now. We have to find and help the children who are hurting most.
Last week, to write about the risks of summer -- the recurring safety issues of children being out in the sun, or near the water, I talked to safety-minded pediatric emergency room doctors about what was worrying them, as they thought about the children they might be seeing during their...