10% of five-year-olds show signs of mental illness. GymbaROO-KindyROO kids highly unlikely to be amongst them

10% of five-year-olds show signs of mental illness. GymbaROO-KindyROO kids highly unlikely to be amongst them

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Dr Jane Williams and Bindy Cummings

A study published recently in the Australian New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry has found that one in ten New South Wales five-year-olds show early warning signs of mental illness.

From the 67,353 children surveyed, 78% were identified as having ‘no risk’, however just over 10% were identified as being at ‘high risk’ of developing a mental illness later in life.

Lead author Associate Professor Melissa Green, from UNSW’s School of Psychiatry, reported  that high-risk children could most likely be “easily identified” in the classroom.

“Those are the [children whom] teachers say are the troublemakers and the parents say they can’t control them,” she said.

Green also pointed out that not every child identified as ‘high risk’ would necessarily develop a mental disorder.

The researchers said the findings highlighted the need for targeted early intervention strategies to better support children, their families and teachers much earlier, before actual symptoms emerge.

The first five years is the key to prevention

There is now an enormous amount of research material that confirms that the experiences a child has in the first five years of life will determine how well she/he thinks and learns, how easily emotions can be controlled, and how well a child will do in life. School teachers constantly remark on 
the capabilities of GymbaROO students, sports coaches admire their team spirit and the best outcome of all, children feel positive about
 themselves because they are successful at school, in sports or what ever
 activities they are involved in. They love life, they love school and they
 love to try new and exciting challenges! What more could you want for your
 child? The GymbaROO program is a ‘one stop shop’ that 
ensures children will develop to their very best physically, academically, emotionally and socially.

Happy for life: How GymbaROO helps emotional development

We are very proud of our GymbaROO program and work hard to ensure it 
is the best program it can possibly be for you and your child. Of course, developing a child’s neurological capacity and maturity is not an over night 
journey. It takes time and that’s why our program is from birth to five years.
 Each stage of development requires specific foundational skills to be firmly 
in place before your little ones can achieve the next higher skill. It’s only in 
this way that those foundations for learning and life are solidly established. We
 also know how important repetition is to learning, and that’s
 why we ask that you have fun with GymbaROO’s great songs and games every day at 
home. It’s what you do every day that really builds the brain 
function that creates the foundation for all learning and gives your child the very best start in life.

Mum and child having fun at GymbaROO

Dr Jane Williams (PhD, BMgt, RN(Paeds)) is the Research and Education General Manager for GymbaROO and KindyROO. Dr Williams is one of Australia’s leading experts on baby and child development. More on Dr Williams here.

Bindy Cummings (B.Ed(Human Movement) Hons) has worked as a teacher, child development consultant, early childhood development lecturer, teacher trainer and INPP & iLS consultant. She is the co-creator of GymbaROO’s Active Babies Smart Kids online series, has authored many published articles on child development. She is working on the content and development GymbaROO’s portal and online training programs, and the creation of new online programs for parents and children. 

GymbaROO Images by Studio Z Photography

Resource: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0004867417740208?journalCode=anpa&


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Active Babies Smart Kids – Online Baby Classes

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