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Children’s mental wellbeing and ill-health: not two sides of the same coin

Praveetha Patalay.  If I asked you what makes a child happy, one possible answer would be the opposite of what makes them sad. This would be considered a non-controversial response. The intuitive assumption when considering subjective wellbeing and psychological distress is

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Does developing bad behaviour in primary school affect a child’s grades?

Praveetha Patalay. A few mischievous children acting out in a classroom and disrupting an entire lesson is a common scenario that teachers deal with. However, trouble-making children who hit out and misbehave are not only disruptive to teachers and classrooms,

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Posted in Special educational needs and psychology, Teaching
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