Common problems of adolescents
Maria, the mother of 14-year-old Cyril, says: “My son returned home almost every day. He seemed moody and absent-minded, wore long hair, did not study well at school, and ate…

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Parenting: 5 basic skills
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…

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Ten exercises for the development of children's psyche
Intelligence is the guarantee that a child will be able to succeed in life in the future. In addition, intelligence plays an important role in ensuring the mental health of…

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Children watch adults and learn

Elena, the mother of 10-year-old Katya, says: “Recently, her friend came to visit my daughter. We chatted a bit. After a couple of days, my daughter reported that a friend found me sweet and calm and would like my daughter to grow up the same. I was surprised, because we talked with my daughter’s girlfriend for only a few minutes. I only showed hospitality, but my daughter’s friend thought it was something unusual.

Another friend, Katie, once said: “My father does not respect women.” I was stunned and asked why she thinks so. It turned out that she witnessed a situation where her parents argued about politics, and her father told her mother: “Shut up.” “The girl was not at all interested in politics, but before that she had never seen her father being rude to her mother.”

At first glance, both of these situations may seem insignificant – after all, children still do not understand much. But the children watch adults all the time and do the same. The old rule: “Do as I say, and not as I do” no longer works. Continue reading

How to raise a talkative child
Children make great progress in speech development from the moment when they learn to bind words into simple sentences, until they fully communicate with you at the age of 3-4…

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How to establish open communication with children at home
In families where open communication is practiced, each member feels that he is loved and respected in the family circle. Open communication also helps to deal with emerging conflicts. This…

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Valery Panyushkin: 5 rules for parents against burnout
In a way, I'm an expert on despair. For twenty years I have been writing about seriously ill children. I am often asked what I do so as not to…

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