Actions that prove love to a child
Every child needs love, attention and time that parents will spend with him. You must help your children feel safe and strengthen their self-confidence. So you will make a great…

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How to properly develop a child’s speech skills
It is widely believed among young parents that for the development of the child's speech, you need to talk with him as much as possible. You can read such thoughts…

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How to develop perseverance in a small child
Tatyana, the mother of 9-year-old Xenia, says: “Last night I needed to complete an urgent work assignment. I had already done almost everything and was going to finally send the…

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Is it permissible for parents to spank a child?

Many of us may recall how our parents spanked us in disobedience as a child. Statistics show that more than 300 million children worldwide are punished. Usually, children are spanked easily so as not to cause physical pain, but only affect their behavior. This form of punishment has been common for decades and even centuries. It was believed that spanking could even be useful because it helps to alter a child’s bad behavior.

However, over the past decades, attitudes towards punishments of this kind have changed. In the late 90s of the twentieth century, scientists first stated that spanking children is unacceptable. They hold this opinion today.

What is the reason for such changes? Until the 1990s, light physical punishment was a common educational method throughout the world. They were not considered physical abuse. Around the same time, the first scientific papers began to appear, confirming that physical punishment has negative consequences for the behavior and emotions of children. Modern research proves this thesis. Continue reading

The child wants to quit playing sports

Sooner or later, many children involved in sports think about quitting training. Sometimes this decision is a surprise for parents, but more often than not, certain signals precede it.

What reasons can push a child to quit playing sports?

In general, all the reasons most often boil down to two main ones. The first is that the child’s interests change. Most often this happens in adolescence. Studying, romantic relationships, chatting with friends and various entertainments leave the child little time for playing sports. In such circumstances, the child simply changes his priorities.

The second reason children quit playing sports is the negative experience associated with them. Continue reading

Changes occurring with adolescents

The puberty period is the time of transition from childhood to adulthood, during which the child experiences emotional upheaval and physical changes. He is not an adult yet, but he can no longer be called a child. This period can be extremely confusing for the child and, as a result, lead him to irrational actions.

As parents, you will always strive to understand how your child feels and help him. It will be easier for you to achieve this, knowing what social changes are happening to him.

Social changes during puberty

Consider the most important social changes that occur with boys and girls during the puberty. Continue reading

Habits that parents should develop in children
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A simple way to improve your baby’s health and well-being
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