Games can be fun and used as effective learning tools. Most games in and of themselves are not bad. However, there is another side to gaming, especially when gaming is not used in moderation. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), excessive use of screens (internet, computers, smartphones, and other devices) has negative health consequences and the WHO now recognizes gaming disorder as an addiction to playing video games per the International Classification of Diseases, 11th Revision (ICD-11).
Is your child experiencing stress related to test-taking? Do you wonder if he/she has “test anxiety?” If so, we have some resources for you. Click the items below to download and print a pdf with for resources for both you and your student.
WHAT IS AGGRESSION?
While we often think of aggression in overt terms, aggression can include emotional, mental, verbal and physical forms. Aggression includes hostile or violent behaviors or attitudes toward another person or group. Aggression can include behaviors such as arguing, yelling, berating, bullying, intimidation, excluding others, starting rumors, using force to get something or physically fighting. It can occur in the physical, verbal, or virtual realms (i.e., cell phone, social media).
Depending on the student's developmental level, a parent can start the conversation in several ways...