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Childhood trauma could affect the next generation
From an article by Quartz
For every type of “adverse childhood event” (ACE) a parent went through, their children had 19% higher odds of poorer health and 17% higher odds of having asthma.
One school’s story of building resilience
From a video by ACE-Aware Scotland
Steps that staff have been taking as they work to put relationships and well-being at the heart of every single learning opportunity they offer to the 500 children in their care.
In our efforts to protect, are we increasing children's anxiety?
To become a confident, competent adult, should children go outside more, make their own mistakes and figure things out? Putting children in control helps them learn to solve problems, and cope better in new environments.
From a video by Wavecrest Films
A film made after a 5-year-old talked with his friend about learning how emotions affect different parts of the brain, and how to calm down by taking deep breaths.
Stories of resilience
Over the past 18 months, some charities in Scotland working in partnership with churches have been running a remarkable campaign to help make Scotland the first Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Aware nation in the world.
Are you a gardener or a carpenter?
From a book review of The Gardener and the Carpent
Caring deeply about our children is part of what makes us human. Do we shape them like a carpenter or create a protected and nurturing space for them to flourish as in a garden?
Being truly present with our families
From a blog by Bacon from Acorns
Constitutive of a happy and satisfied life is living in the presence of those we love. Consistently.
The value to a family of reading
From an article by CNN
Reading aloud has been found to be significantly beneficial to both children and their parents.
Fostering empathy in children
From a blog by Famly
It’s easy to ask children of any age to apologise, and preparing children to understand why apologies matter is a crucial part of their development.
Reasons to prioritise Early Years
From a blog by Nesta
Early Years development is at the heart of social mobility. The reasons underscore the importance of focusing on ideas and interventions that can impact child outcomes as soon as possible.
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