A closer look at attachment.
As we slide into Children’s Mental Health Week from the Charity Place2Be, we can feel that the ongoing situation is storing up serious emotional issues for the current younger generation. On the whole, lots of our primary aged children have displayed extraordinary resilience and kindness in the last year: although there is concern, teachers are also full of praise for how well their youngest cohorts have coped with successive lockdowns.
But what about the younger and older teens, those already jarred by transition, who are made additionally vulnerable by the current emotional storms. Many of this age-group are grappling with key academic transitions, changing schools and are expected to make decisions that will impact most of their early career. They have missed their GCSEs, ‘A’ levels, BTECs, key school milestones, such as proms and leaving assemblies. What of those in another ‘risk’ category, who…
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