How role play affects your child’s learning
Role-playing games are a way to show the creative abilities of the child during the game. Parents and teachers can use this type of play activity to educate the child…

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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…

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Making sure your child is learning enough
Julia, the mother of four-year-old Sasha, says: “I often talk with mothers, and they tell me what their children do. One teaches English. The second is engaged in an art…

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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

Helping a child experiencing a panic attack
When I was in first grade, I rode a bicycle with friends. Suddenly the wheel of my bike hit a stone. I flew over the steering wheel and fell, hitting…

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How to help children cope with frustration
How do you react when your child is upset or frustrated? Do you feel the same way? Imagine the situation: the child is not able to solve the homework in…

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The negative impact of advertising on the child
Today, people are subject to a huge selection of goods, and therefore their manufacturers are trying to offer products that stand out from the rest. Companies spend a lot of…

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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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