Students who experience bullying are twice as likely as non-bullied peers to experience negative health effects such as headaches and stomachaches. They are also at increased risk for poor school adjustment, sleep difficulties, anxiety, and depression. Students who engage in bullying behaviour are not free from mental health problems. In fact, they are at increased risk for academic problems, substance use, and violent behaviuor later in adolescence and adulthood.
Someone who is thinking about suicide will usually give some clues or signs to those around them that show they are troubled. It is important to take these warning signs seriously.
Even to the student coming back to the same school, every year is different. If you have moved countries or your child has moved schools, he or she is facing a seriously daunting new situation. Certainly change is tough but how parents manage this situation can make the difference to whether the new academic year […]
When The human condition is full of challenge, stress and adversity and yet we hear stories repeatedly of people who have overcome and transcended their circumstances. Research has identified the following factors that make up mental toughness: optimism, hardiness, focus and self-control in the face of difficulty and setbacks, positive feeling states or affectivity, confidence […]
When the amount of water in and around the brain is reduced, your brain is dehydrated. It was recently observed that dehydration causes shrinkage of brain tissue and an associated increase in ventricular volume. This means that with dehydration, there is less brain and more empty space in your head. Water. More than two thirds […]