Health issues are one of the most concerning issues in Malaysia, owing primarily to non-communicable diseases (NCDs). According to the World Health Organization, NCDs kill 41 million people each year, accounting for 71% of all deaths worldwide.
But first, what exactly is a non-communicable disease?
Intelligence. This is a word that I'm sure everyone has heard of. But what does it actually imply and how does it affect an individual?
Researchers developed an IQ test to measure how well someone can use information and reasoning to answer questions or make predictions. IQ tests measure short-term and long-term memory and how quickly one can solve puzzles and recall information. It helps researchers check whether they are testing for the same “kind” of intelligence or different. In short, intelligence is the ability to derive knowledge, learn from experience, adapt to the environment, comprehend, and correctly apply cognition and reason in a psychological context. However, it does not encapsulate the complexity of the mind.
Folks often believe that video games rot a kid's mind, making them passive resulting in poor social skills, but a new study argues that the opposite could be true.
Gadgets are indeed one of the most intriguing technologies ever invented in the world. Along with the rise of the digital era, it is almost impossible to see any household without at least one gadget. Our lives are somewhat dependent on these technologies, not only for communication, but for other day-to-day activities as well.
Despite the modern advancement these technologies have brought us, they also bring some impacts and consequences towards us, especially on children.
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), resilience is defined by both the process and outcome of adapting successfully to setbacks, difficulties or challenges in life. Resilience also means that you are mentally, emotionally and have the behavioral flexibility to adapt and adjust to encounter adversities.
In easier words, resilience is the ability to adapt and bounce back up when things are not going as planned. Resilient people will not dwell and be constantly sad about the failures they are facing, instead, they acknowledge the situation, analyze their mistakes, and move forward.
In these modern days, most children spend their time on screens. Unlike in the old days, children were eagerly waiting for 6pm every evening so that they could go to the playground.
These days, children may not be spending time outside due to many reasons. The most obvious reason has to be the domination of gadgets in children. Parents may not see this as an issue for them, in fact, they may feel relieved that they do not need to spend their time outside guarding their children playing. As simple as they may think, letting children play and spend time outside comes with a lot of benefits.
Who are the Gen Zers?
According to the Pew Research Centre, generation Z refers to the people who were born between 1997 to 2012 . In America alone, they have become the largest generation, constituting 27% of the US population . The Gen Zers are often stereotyped as tech-savvy, anti-social, “influencers”, “Tik Tokers”, and “social justice warrior” given that they were raised in the digital era of the internet and social media . Several influential Gen Zers include iconic quirky goth-meets-rave Billie Eilish as well as environmental activist Greta Thunberg and many more .
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ~ William Butler Yeats
Do today's parents think the same, or have parents kept their children in a bubble, keeping them away from any form of risks in their learning experiences?
Sleep deprivation can be detrimental to a child’s health.
A recent Netflix’s Thai movie regarding sleep deprivation called “Deep” depicts this well. The psychological thriller portrayed [...]
A parent’s parenting style influences everything from a child's weight to their self-esteem and many more. The way parents communicate with their child and how they discipline them will have an impact on them for the rest of their life.
Parents are always on the lookout for their child's gifts.
"Is my child gifted in math, music, sports or arts?" is a common thought, be it consciously or subconsciously. Most parents, if not all, would wish for their child to have a special talent. While that may be the case, what's more to know about the talents of children?