The dire condition of children in Pakistan affected by historic floods

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Pakistan‘s history of devastating floods has had a severe impact on children, increasing their vulnerability to abuse and negatively affecting their mental health. While child protection laws exist, their implementation needs improvement to address the plight of displaced children and rehabilitate them. In order to implement these efforts, it is crucial to provide psychosocial support […]

Clothing and chemical products: a threat to children’s health

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Like many industries that manufacture products for our everyday use, the mass use of chemical products in industrial processes in the textile industry has attracted the attention of international regulatory bodies. It represents a danger to the health as well as to the environment of many populations in the world, affecting in particular children.   The […]

Incorporating mindfulness and meditation into children’s lives

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In a world bustling with activity, children, and adults alike, often get caught up in emotional chaos. On that account, the newer generations are realizing the importance of reducing anxiety to lead a more purposeful life. Incorporating mindfulness into homes and classrooms can be a great method to help children cope with stress. The popularity […]

A pandemic atop a pandemic: the increasing mental health crisis among adolescents in the United States

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The United States of America (U.S.) has seen a dramatic rise in recorded instances of anxiety and depression among its youth population (Horowitz, 2019). These mental health challenges affect youth, and in particular adolescents, across the country with roughly equal proportions despite the race, economic background or gender of the young person in question (Horowitz, […]

Positive effects of yoga on children’s mental and physical health

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Just like adults, children’s ability to relax has a significant impact on their cognitive and metacognitive development. This state of balance is not an innate skill, but instead can be learned through regular practice and exercise. By engaging in relaxation techniques such as yoga, children can improve their mental state which, in turn, enables them […]

Improving children’s well-being through the Montessori education models

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The first Montessori school opened its door to students more than 115 years ago in Rome, Italy. What makes Montessori different from other educational methods, is its focus on both the mental and physical development of a child. Rather than imposing strict classroom rules and restrictions, parents and educators who follow the Montessori Method put […]

Up in smoke: the United States of America’s vaping epidemic threatens adolescent futures

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Following rapid growth, e-cigarettes have become the most used tobacco product among youth populations in the United States of America (USA) (Cullen, 2019). Their modern packaging – often shaped like USB flash drives – and multiplicity of artificial flavours appeal to younger demographics (Cullen, 2019). Beyond the glitz and glamour, e-cigarettes have been thrust to […]

Ethnic cleansing and grave violations of children’s rights in Ethiopia’s Western Tigray region

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Hundreds of thousands of Tigrayans have been silently displaced, abused and scrutinized in atrocious actions played by the Amhara region and the Ethiopian Federal troops where children, women and men not only lost their homes and loved ones but also their dignity and human rights. This ethnic war has caused children in Western Tigray to […]

Safeguarding elite child athletes: a multidimensional challenge

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At the landmark 2020 International Labour Organisation (ILO) Dialogue Forum on Decent Work in the World of Sport, member states emphasised the need for “special protection” for young athletes, given the intensity of their working environments. With limited consent, young athletes are frequently required to push themselves through extreme physical training, risking serious or chronic […]