Parents – Do it NOW
Carrie Starbuck, Managing Director of ‘Learning Performance’ says : ” Pupils frequently display signs of stress, despite often not realising this is what they’re suffering from.
Aside from a whole host of emotions that young people would rather not be experiencing, stress and anxiety have a significant impact on the brain’s ability to process, learn and retain information. Stressed students don’t make the most effective learners and this creates a negative cycle that we must work to prevent”
“During childhood and adolescence, the brain goes through lots of change because it is highly malleable. Adolescence is triggered by the release of the protein kisspeptin into the brain. This affects the amygdala, which is the control centre for our emotions, making feelings more intense. This is why there is an increase in impulsive, emotional and emotive reactions during the teenage years”
Yes. You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again. Stress is not good for you….and the NAPLAN kind can damage kids for life….without your realising it.
NAPLAN was founded on the belief that the creation of stress and anxiety in school children would force them to try harder in their tests. NAPLAN preparaton and operation is a very real form of child abuse.
We should not be treating our children this way.
Parents should think very, very carefully about the timing of their child’s withdrawal from participation.
It is strongly recommended that they drop a note to their teacher NOW, withdrawing their child from any further NAPLAN activity.
Phil Cullen 41 Cominan Avenue Banora Point Australia 2486 07 5524 6443 0407865999 firstname.lastname@example.org Refer: Who’s Who in Australia
THE SOONER THE BETTER FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR CHILD’S MENTAL HEALTH.