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Sunday Dialogue – How Children Play – NYTimes.com

Interesting article in the New York Times. What do you think? Sunday Dialogue – How Children Play – NYTimes.com.

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Happiness is a glass half empty

36 The Guardian on Facebook. – Happiness is a Glass Half Empty. Article by Oliver Burkeman.

Risk and resilience: Young minds

Risk and resilience.

Birmingham Mental Health Clinic Reports on Affect of High Fat Foods on the Brain – Health News – redOrbit

Birmingham Mental Health Clinic Reports on Affect of High Fat Foods on the Brain – Health News – redOrbit.

Teens to join debate on role of empathy and compassion in society – Empathy and Compassion in Society

Teens to join debate on role of empathy and compassion in society – Empathy and Compassion in Society.

The school where kids can build dens | Rethinking Childhood

The school where kids can build dens | Rethinking Childhood.

Children Full of Life (1 of 5) – YouTube

Children Full of Life 1 of 5 – YouTube.

“In the award-winning documentary Children Full of Life, a fourth-grade class in a primary school in Kanazawa, northwest of Tokyo, learn lessons about compassion from their homeroom teacher, Toshiro Kanamori. He instructs each to write their true inner feelings in a letter, and read it aloud in front of the class. By sharing their lives, the children begin to realize the importance of caring for their classmates.”

Follow the links on YouTube to episodes 2 to 5.

Letters: A culture of premature sexualisation | Society | The Guardian

Letters: A culture of premature sexualisation | Society | The Guardian.

Mindful Parenting: The Buck Stops Here | Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

Mindful Parenting: The Buck Stops Here | Mindfulness and Psychotherapy.

EBD – The Systemic Approach | YoungMinds in Schools

EBD – The Systemic Approach | YoungMinds in Schools.

 

A low-cost, transformative re-framing of how we view children within an education setting.

Some lovely examples of collective care through peer massage and no pressure creative time.

As the deputy head said “this school is often called the ‘last chance’ for these kids. But it’s not. It’s the first chance”.

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