NOTE: American parents don't seem to realize that they are being blamed for their kids mental health issues. Schools have gone from institutions of elementary and secondary learning to... institutions. And soon, as this trend continues unabated by a realistic crisis response, we will have a return to institutionalization of Americans. We are brain injuring kids at a breakneck speed. Not just autism - mental illness, crippling anxiety, depression. Parents haven't forgotten how to raise kids. Teachers haven't forgotten how to teach. The RAW MATERIAL - the kids - are different. Institutions are coming. Mark my words. Pharma and pediatricians are to blame first, I think. Then the food industry. Then technology and the trend away from a belly crawling infancy to seated 24/7 and standing too soon. Anne is following the tragedy closely. See her list of headlines at the end of this post. The facts are out there - Anne is connecting the dots. K
By Anne Dachel
Stress, mental illness, childhood trauma, anxiety, depression—they’re plaguing our children at ever-increasing levels. Schools are making a major effort to address the situation. I have seen literally HUNDREDS of stories from everywhere in the English speaking world in the last couple of months. Educators from pre-school to universities are talking about the emotional difficulties our children have to deal with. Schools are partnering with mental health clinics and hiring additional counselors, adding “calming rooms,” and holding workshops so teachers can understand that the student of the 21st century is a very vulnerable individual.
Teachers are struggling to deal with many students with serious behavior problems. There is strong criticism over the actions of schools where they physically restrain out-of-control students or lock them in seclusion rooms. In Britain, there have been huge increases in the number of students being permanently excluded because of assaults on other children and on teachers, even among preschool students.
Take a look at recent headlines and it’s clear we have resigned ourselves to accept that our children are in need of help. The Scandinavian publication Science Nordic flat-out said so in September in the story, Teachers can help nip mental illness in the bud.
Many young people have mental issues.
The researchers found that having various anxiety problems were linked to a reduced health-related quality of life.
It’s important to redouble efforts to improve mental health and prevent mental illness by detecting adolescents with anxiety problems, conclude the researchers.
Up to 15–20 percent of children and adolescents aged three to 18 are inhibited by mental problems such as anxiety, depression and behavioural disorders, according to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
The use of antidepressants by young people aged 15 to 19 rose 44 percent among boys between the years 2004 to 2013 and by 48 percent among girls in the same period.
Researchers also found that “anxiety symptoms among adolescents often materialize at school,” and these symptoms include “obsessions/compulsions, social anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, separation anxiety, physical injury fears, generalised anxiety, and posttraumatic stress.”
All these can also be “the start of mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety disorders, according to the researchers.”
The article advised teachers to be on the lookout for signs of anxiety disorders and to take steps to help kids deal with them.
Clearly schools are taking a decisive role in mental health areas today like never before.
Several news sites have openly claimed that the emotional, behavioral, and learning problems affecting so many children and causing such difficulties at school are the result of bad parenting, also known as childhood trauma.
Oct 16, 2017, Business Insider: Parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 6 things in common
Raising children requires good parenting techniques as well as avoiding bad habits. A positive body image help children develop socially. Quality time with kids also helps them in school. But just as important are avoiding mistakes that can curtail a child's social, physical, emotional and intellectual development. The following is a transcript of this video.
Parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 6 things in common.
They're authoritarian. Authoritarian parents discourage open communication. They make demands without explaining why. One study showed, when these parents checked children's homework it inhibited the child's overall school performance.
Parents who let kids watch TV when they're really young. Researchers said children who watched more TV were less likely to participate in class and had lower math scores.
Parents who yell at their kids a lot. Shouting, cursing and insults can have the same negative effects as physical discipline.
They're helicopter parents. Over-controlling parents have been linked to higher levels of anxiety and depression in children. Researchers found these children were less open to new ideas and more self-conscious.
Parents who are emotionally distant. This can contribute to: behavioral problems, insecurity, and emotional difficulties.
Parents who spank their kids. First graders who already had behavioral problems were even more disruptive if their parents spanked them. Spanking has also been linked to mental health problems and cognitive difficulties.
And on Oct 4, 2017, in Little kids and 'toxic stress': we can solve this