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Aug 17

Toxic stress spells disaster for many children in Syria and other conflict countries

Periods of prolonged fear or abuse could have devastating physical and psychological consequences for children in later life. In a war zone, toxic stress can be as much of an enemy for young children as armed fighters or bombs. When exposed to periods of prolonged fear, chronic neglect or abuse, poverty and hunger, a child’s
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Jun 17

How can fidget spinners and cubes actually help with anxiety and ADHD?

Recently a number of schools have issued bans on children using fidget spinners and fidget cubes in class, calling them a ‘distraction’ from learning. It’s not a massive surprise – they’ve become somewhat of a craze recently, and it seems like all kids are spinning them around and occasionally throwing them their classmates. But what
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Jan 17

The power of talking sideways to children

ood family communication is the key to successful parenting at all stages, but it’s not always easy. We all know the advice about getting down to a toddler’s tantrumming level, offering a stroppy six-year-old a non-judgmental ear and giving a tired teenager peace to think and a cup of tea after a tough exam, but
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Jan 17

Meet the graduates moving back in with their parents

‘On 24-year-old Clara Strunck’s West London street, the “graddy flat” – self-contained basement or garden home for adult children – is now a common architectural feature.’ Read more in The Telegraph