Recently I stumbled upon a realisation that I had developed foreign language anxiety. I moved to France last year to fulfil a long-held dream of living in France and learning to speak French. I was doing well and swiftly excelled […]
Is Your Child Being Bullied Online? How to Deal With Cyberbullying
As more children are online than ever before, knowing about cyberbullying and how to help your child deal with it is an important aspect of modern-day parenting. This article will outline what you need to know about and how to […]
On Anxiety: 6 Things I Learned from Willow Smith’s Red Table Talk about Childhood Anxiety
I didn’t want to call it anxiety for a long time because I think it makes you feel weak. It makes you feel like you’re put in a box of sorts.
Black Children’s Suicide: Are We at a Crisis Level?
As we continue Black History Month, I want to tackle an often taboo subject in the black community: suicide, particularly, Black children’s suicides. If we are to help our children, we must have these conversations; we must destigmatize this subject […]
What is Magical Thinking and Should You Encourage it?
Is it magical thinking to realise that Christmas will soon be upon us? Over the next four weeks, our airwaves and TVs will be flooded with Christmas songs and movies. The main feature of these is the gift-giving, jolly man […]
World Mental Health Day: Mental Health in an Unequal World
This year’s World Mental Health Day is being observed in a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the inequalities in our world. One of the major consequences of the pandemic has been its negative impact on mental health. […]
The Status of Child Mental Health in Jamaica
Child mental health is a hot topic now, and rightly so. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges that have affected adults and children equally. Although COVID-19 is not responsible for mental ill-health in some of our children, COVID-19 has […]
How to Protect Children’s Emotions during COVID-19
Today’s Childhood Daily Tip! – How to Protect Children’s Emotions The rising number of COVID-19 cases on the island is cause for concern. Just like adults, children sometimes get anxious about things in their environment that they cannot control. Although […]
Emotional Impact of COVID-19 on Children
It is no secret that COVID-19 has had a big impact on our lives and this is equally true for our children. Research on the impact of COVID-19 on children has so far found impacts on children’s education, nutrition and […]