BILINGUAL CHILDREN HAVE HIGH INTELLIGENCE LEVELS
l A recent study carried out by the Universityof Reading has shown that children growing up in a different country whilst still using their native language within the home have a higher level of intelligence. When comparing children who spoke their native language at home and a second at school with children who spoke their second language both at home and school, those practising their native language at home scored higher. …
HILDREN AND ANXIETY
l With statistics indicating that up to 5 children per class will be struggling with anxiety, it is important to know how to support a childdisplaying symptoms. Anxiety UK suggest that 1 in 6 young people will experience anxiety in their lifetime and this can manifest in a variety of ways. Over 50% of mental illness has started by the age of 15, but the average time a person waits before seeking help with their anxiety is 10 years! Within children, the most common anxiety disorders are exam stress, school phobia, separation anxiety, fear of new foods, selective mutism, social phobia, OCD and generalisedanxiety disorder. As a side effect of anxiety, school learning, stress tolerance, confidence,motivation and personal relationships are all likely to be adversely affected.
THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN LOSING TEETH
l Recent figures have shown that over 2000children per year are having teeth removed due to decay. Worryingly, Public Health England have stated that 90% of tooth extractions in 0 to 5 year olds were due to preventable tooth decay. It is believed that this is due to the increasing consumption of sugarin children but figures this high show just howmuch of an effect our children’s diets can have on their teeth. …
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