Adolescence is the time when big changes occur with a child. He is no longer small, but also not an adult. When raising a teenager, parents should adjust their skills and make them more effective.
Consider the areas in which adolescents are changing:
moral development. Teenagers strive for justice, they follow the beliefs of their parents, adopt their values;
emotional development. Adolescents undergo sexual development, so they are well aware of their feelings and reactions in this regard. Teenagers are easily excited by external stimuli;
social development. Adolescents spend most of their free time not with family, but with friends, peers, or at school. This is a completely different world where adolescents become sensitive to what other people say or do – in particular, representatives of the opposite sex; Continue reading
American scientists published the results of a study according to which parents are encouraged to buy traditional toys for children and abandon electronic toys, which, as previously thought, contribute to children’s development.
Electronic toys, scientists say, interfere with the interaction between children and parents and with each other. Moreover, many allegations that electronic toys contribute to the development of the child have not been scientifically confirmed.
In contrast, the use of electronic toys during the study had
negative consequences, in particular, a decrease in certain psychological functions and general motor actions (balancing, running, etc.). For example, if a child uses e-books, rather than traditional paper ones, he understands their content worse.
In other words, according to scientists, electronic toys and devices have fewer advantages for a child than traditional ones. Continue reading
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