June 3, 2019, Latrobe Valley Express: Puppy love at schools has calming effect on kids http://www.latrobevalleyexpress.com.au/story/6195328/puppy-love-at-schools-has-calming-effect-on-kids/ ...Morwell Park Primary and Flexible Learning Option in Morwell have joined a growing trend in which therapy dogs are employed to assist students in regulating their emotions to focus on their studies.... "We have a lot of students with social and emotional anxieties and issues with anger problems," Ms McMillan said. "We've already seen improvements – it has had a very calming effect on the kids." ... "Floyd sat down and leaned on one of our students that has trouble with anger issues," she said. ...
Children today are noticeably different from previous generations, and the proof is in the news coverage we see every day. This site shows you what’s happening in schools around the world. Children are increasingly disabled and chronically ill, and the education system has to accommodate them. Things we've long associated with autism, like sensory issues, repetitive behaviors, anxiety and lack of social skills, are now problems affecting mainstream students. Blame is predictably placed on bad parenting (otherwise known as trauma from home).
Addressing mental health needs is as important as academics for modern educators. This is an unrecognized disaster. The stories here are about children who can’t learn or behave like children have always been expected to. What childhood has become is a chilling portent for the future of mankind.