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Month: September 2012

Facilitating Children with Emotional Literacy

Facilitating Children with Emotional Literacy

Many children today need help in emotional literacy. According to the National Health Morbidity Survey III (NHMS, 2006), about 20% of Malaysian children and adolescents have some form of psychological or behavioural problems that are preventing them from fulfilling their full potential. Do you know a child who… is not realising his/her full potential – academically or socially? has nightmares or has disturbed sleep? is at risk of being/is excluded from school? has suffered trauma? has suffered emotional, physical or…

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Never mind the fat. It’s being fit that matters

Never mind the fat. It’s being fit that matters

It is OK to be fat – so long as you are fit, according to a study. How many inches you measure round your waist may matter less than how often you visit the gym or play football. Rising obesity is one of the world’s greatest health challenges but it may be that fatness is the wrong target for concern and fitness is what really counts. Researchers have found that up to half of people who are defined as “obese”…

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