Posts Tagged ‘childhood’

Anxiety during Childhood

Anxiety is a normal part of childhood. But as parents and carers, it is sometimes hard to know the difference between normal worries and something more serious. In most cases, anxiety in children is short-lived and goes away after a while. Some examples of normal worry might be: being shy or being worried about being…

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Mental Health in Early Childhood

Early childhood mental health is a young child’s ability to: experience, express and regulate emotions form close and secure interpersonal relationships explore the environment and learn all in the context of family, community and cultural expectations for young children. Keeping children happy and healthy involves looking after their mental health as well as their physical…

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Dealing with Conflict

Childhood is the training ground for youngsters to learn how to negotiate the world, school, relationships and living. It is a social experience from which kids reinforce and develop their skills as they grow into adulthood. Helping them to communicate their needs and wants, manage conflict and effectively resolve disputes can be a challenge, requiring…

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Early Childhood Literacy

Literacy involves meaning-making with materials that humans use to communicate and they can be visual, spoken, written, drawn or sung. Definitions vary according to theories, personal values and culture. Literacy development is a foundation for socializing with others, doing well in school, developing independence, working and managing money. To be literate, children learn in a variety…

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