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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Educational Links 5/13/16
The problem with teaching ‘grit’ to poor kids? They already have it. Here’s what they really need.
There is clear evidence of a pandemic of mental ill health affecting
children in childhood and adolescence. The children’s mental health
charity Place2Be has found
that one in 10 children aged between five and 16 (three in every
classroom) has a mental health problem, and many of these problems
persist into adulthood. Half of those with lifetime mental health
problems first experienced symptoms by the age of 14, and among
teenagers, rates of depression and anxiety have increased by 70 per
cent in the past 25 years.