The well-being of children.
Carefree children perform better.
Everyone loves children. Yet, our society often expects them to perform, even at the expense of their well-being, happiness, joy, peace, and mental and physical health. Research indicates that an increasing number of children struggle with burn-out, depression, anxiety disorders, and behavioral problems due to the pressure exerted on them. Moreover, this pressure doesn’t even make them perform better.The pressure to perform – as part of Early Life StressConsiderable research has been done on how children develop stress and possible (long-term) effects. This research by the Dutch Centre for Youth Health in collaboration with Maastricht University provides an excellent overview of how stress in (young) children – Early Life Stress – occurs and why it should be kept to a minimum. has a proven negative and long-term effect on, among other things, a child’s ability to focus, absorb knowledge and develop social-emotional skills, creativity, and innovative thinking. Using all (scientific) insights, we can do a much better job dealing with this together!