What are the Signs of Schizophrenia in Children?

What are the Signs of Schizophrenia in Children?

Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder marked by delusions and hallucinations and plagued by apathy, withdrawal and lack of motivation.
Childhood schizophrenia is rare, affecting 1 in 40,000 children under the age of 15 and rarely observed at all before the age of five. The schizophrenic psychosis  (hallucinations, delusions and disordered thinking) develops gradually in children […]

How to Teach Children with Autism about Social Rules?

How to Teach Children with Autism about Social Rules?

Children with autism struggle with understanding social rules. They have difficulties in areas like starting conversations, talking in a group, disagreeing with someone or behaving the right way in a social situation. As a teacher, it is important to understand how to teach children with autism. You play the role of guiding the student and […]

Preventing Child Abuse: Understanding Grooming

Preventing Child Abuse: Understanding Grooming

Generally, abusers have a pre-existing relationship with their victims as well as access, authority and trust of both the parent and child. They may involve themselves in a family’s life and often do great things in the community. This is a trick. This is their game. This is their way of being open about being […]

Virtual Worlds in Education Versus its Dangers

Virtual Worlds in Education Versus its Dangers

Virtual world websites are similar to gaming as users in both create an account and then use an avatar (picture or drawing) to represent them and move around. They differ from online gaming sites as the user isn’t there to play a game but to interact with the other users.
While virtual worlds have massive chunks […]

Autism in Children: Repetitive Behavior

Autism in Children: Repetitive Behavior

Autism in children manifests itself through repetitive behaviors. These are attempts by a person’s sensory-motor system to develop control or protection from feeling overwhelmed.
Here are some examples:

Nick finds a piece of string. Once he has it, he twists and twirls it between his fingers. He seems mesmerized by the string and is upset when it […]

Signs of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children

Signs of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a neurobiological disorder that involves recurrence of senseless, intrusive, continuous, anxiety-producing thoughts and impulses (obsessions), that children attempt to ward off with rigidly patterned, irrational behaviors (compulsions).
Almost as common as ADHD, this illness affects more than a million children and adolescents, with boys twice as likely to be stricken as girls.
Signs […]

Internet Crimes Against Children: Cyberbullying

Internet Crimes Against Children: Cyberbullying

One very disguised form of internet crimes against children is cyberbullying. Some of its most common forms include:

Personal Intimidation or Attacks

Posting personally abusive and threatening comments via blogs, social networks, profiles or websites

Exclusion

Denying access or membership to an online peer group, community or activities; Deleting someone from friendship lists, and/or using ‘ignore functions’; Excluding one […]

Symptoms of Depression in Adolescence

Symptoms of Depression in Adolescence

There is a marked increase in the incidence of depression in the teenage years, with a peak of onset at age 15. In this age group, twice as many girls are affected as boys.
Depression in teens can be masked by outstanding school performance, school leadership, and “ideal behavior”. Depressed adolescents who cannot rely on popularity […]

Anxiety in Children

Anxiety in Children

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses among children and adolescents, and can be so constrictive that a child shrinks from contact with the outside world. There are three type of anxiety in children.
1. Generalized Anxiety
Generalized anxiety in children causes them to worry extremely and unrealistically about everyday life activities, even about being on […]

Dealing with Bullying in School Age Children – Handling a Fight

Dealing with Bullying in School Age Children – Handling a Fight

When you witness hitting in the classroom you have to do something. The first thing, however, is to determine whether the children are having a play fight or a real fight.
If it is a play fight, do not panic. There is no real aggression, and the chance of injury is low. Walk over and calmly […]

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