Interesting Articles

Please see below articles and reports which you may find interesting. The views, information or opinions expressed on the suggested websites are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Aston Fence J & I School.  While we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy.

If you are interested in identifying, treating and managing mental health problems and disorders, you can find lots of information at www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk

For parents with 11+ children - the following website may be of interest to parents with older children as it is an online mental wellbeing community with helpful articles, personal experiences and tips from young people - www.kooth.com

Please see the following link for the See, Hear, Response Support Hub.  Here you will find information, resources and tools - from practical advice on how to talk to your children about the pandemic, to tips on managing anxiety.

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/see-hear-respond-support-hub

An interesting read should your children be anxious:

https://childmind.org/article/what-to-do-and-not-do-when-children-are-anxious/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=What%20to%20Do%20%28and%20Not%20Do%29%20When%20Children%20Are%20Anxious&utm_campaign=Public-Ed-Newsletter

How to Handle Child Tantrums and Meltdowns | Behavior Problems | Child Mind Institute

The following two reports are from the child mind institute about gaming and social media.  You may find these fact sheets, tips and information an interesting read:

 

1 - Children's Mental Health Report 2019 - Parents

2 - Children's Mental Health Report 2019 - Teens

From Psychology Today:

Screentime Is Making Kids Moody, Crazy, and Lazy
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/mental-wealth/201508/screentime-is-making-kids-moody-crazy-and-lazy?eml

We thought that you may find this article an interesting read.

https://childmind.org/article/strategies-for-a-successful-summer-break/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=READ%20MORE&utm_campaign=Weekly-06-04-19

 

This article looks at what to do (and not do) when children are anxious

https://childmind.org/article/what-to-do-and-not-do-when-children-are-anxious/

This article looks at what selfies are doing to girls' self-esteem

https://childmind.org/article/what-selfies-are-doing-to-girls-self-esteem/

An overview of Nondirective Play Therapy -

https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/non-directive-play-therapy/

 

 

This article discusses the relationship between allowing children to encounter dirt and good health - http://thinkaboutnow.com/2017/04/another-study-links-getting-dirty-to-good-health/

 

This article looks at the importance of play in children’s development and how the use of imagination relates to life long skills - http://thinkaboutnow.com/2017/05/why-kids-benefit-from-fewer-toys/

This article looks at the consequences of parents depending on technology and the effect it can have on children’s behaviour - http://thinkaboutnow.com/2017/10/new-study-parent-technology-use-linked-to-child-behavior-problems/

This article looks at how we talk to children and the impact of kindness when talking to them - http://thinkaboutnow.com/2017/09/the-importance-of-kindness-when-interacting-with-children/

 

This article discusses the detrimental effect of social media on your children’s mental health and well being.-https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/social-media-and-young-peoples-mental-health

This article looks at How to Handle Child Tantrums and Meltdowns

https://childmind.org/article/how-to-handle-tantrums-and-meltdowns