We should be putting kids' happiness before exam results
A call to prioritise youth happiness over exam results...
Something has to shift as Anne Diamond reports for The Mirror.
This week’s shocking report saying a quarter of 14-year-old girls are thought to have self-harmed has left me unbearably sad and angry.
It is such an alarming figure that my first reaction was to hope it wasn’t true because it depicts a sleepwalk into despair.
If our kids are buckling under the weight of modern life and deliberately hurting themselves to try to ease the pain, then what sort of adults are they going to become?
And what sort of parents will they be to their own kids?
The Children’s Society has been monitoring the health of youngsters born since the millennium.
Going through the details of their report felt a bit like reading about Armageddon.
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