Children’s Day: What troubles youngsters in a rapidly changing world? What can parents do about it?


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The silence around the mental health of our children has always worried me. Ask any educator and they will agree that the last ten years have seen an escalation of issues and concerns around the mental health and emotional well-being of our children. And we have good reason to worry. Globally, in the last fifteen years, researchers have given us increasingly alarming statistics on the sharp and steady increase in childhood mental illness that is now reaching historic proportions, and the pandemic has escalated that even further. Approximately 15 per cent of children and adolescents globally indicate the prevalence of...