Entries by Leigh-Anne Stradeski from 11/2011

More Time Playing is Key to Greater Understanding of Children

| Posted 11.04.2011 | UK

What is clear from Barnardos' research is that there is a serious lack of understanding and empathy with children amongst adults. Not only is it a completely false perception of most children in the UK but it is also entirely shortsighted in terms of what might cause abusive, disruptive behaviour in some children - which is often abuse and neglect by the adults in their lives.

Listening to Children Makes Everyone Happier

| Posted 11.17.2011 | UK Universities & Education

As part of Children in Need we are urging all families and communities to dedicate more time to listening and responding to what children naturally want and spend time playing together. This doesn't mean adults watching children play - we want everyone to experience the joy and personal fulfilment that comes from time spent playing and learning together.