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At least 1 in 7 children and young people has lived under stay-at-home policies for most of the last year, putting mental health and well-being at risk
NEW YORK, 4 March 2021 – At least 1 in 7 children – or 332 million globally – has lived under required or recommended nationwide stay-at-home policies for at least nine months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, putting their mental health and well-being at risk, UNICEF warned today. While almost all children worldwide have lived under some…
Breaking out of a Cocoon
22 November, 2017 I always have a lot of thoughts in my mind, but no one listens to my thoughts. My father is sick and my mother is busy running errands for the family, and she doesn’t have the time and energy to take care of me. I feel lonely, depressed and inferior. I don’t know what I can do to help my mom or help my father get better. In the…
Home learning – Planning for success!
Learning from home can be a challenge, but it can be made fun! It also presents a valuable opportunity to develop your child’s ability to self-manage. We’re here to share a few tips to help you ease your child into home learning mode and guide their learning while they’re away from their normal school environment, rules and schedule - all while…
What parenting lessons can we take away from the COVID-19 outbreak? Here’s a checklist
What parenting lessons can we take away from the COVID-19 outbreak? Helping your child practice good personal hygiene habits What parenting lessons can we take away from the COVID-19 outbreak? Developing good personal hygiene habits is an important life lesson for children, during the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond. Parents should walk the talk by…
We’re Different, We’re the Same and We’re Wonderful
Each of us has our own opinions, which are influenced by our backgrounds, our life experiences, and the people we’re surrounded by. If we can recognize and respect these differences, discrimination will not occur. We can then cooperate with others, solve problems together, and reflect on the world we live in. Here are some tips on how to teach…
Learning to see things from another’s perspective
There’s a lot of breaking news every day during the COVID-19 outbreak. Some of it is controversial. This is a good opportunity to teach your child to see things from different angles. Taking different perspectives can help children respond to challenges rationally and calmly and make responsible decisions. Understanding other people’s perspectives…
Are your children ready to go back to school?
We recently surveyed children and parents across China on how they feel about returning to school. We have received over 40,000 responses, and have gathered tips and advice to address some of your greatest concerns. Are your children ready to go back to school? Not surprisingly, children have mixed feelings about going back to school. Children are…
Balancing Parenting Time and Me Time
During the COVID-19 outbreak, you may be spending more time with your child, helping him or her with their online learning, playing and relaxing together, as well as potentially working from home. And unlike children, who can seem to have limitless energy, for parents this can be exhausting. If you’re feeling exhausted or overwhelmed, allow…
Losing your patience with your child? Constantly having to remind them to do their homework?
Are you stressed out, working from home and taking care of your child around the clock? During the COVID-19 outbreak, you may have work emails and calls coming one after another, while you’re trying your best to help your child with his or her online learning, homework and play activities. This can be emotionally taxing, especially if your child…