What to do if the child is afraid of separation from you
When parents bring their children to school or kindergarten in the morning, they often experience anxiety. Psychologists call this fear of separation from parents separation anxiety. Especially often it manifests…

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About problems with children's behavior
Is your child stubborn and rudely responding to all your attempts to encourage him to behave well? Does he constantly bicker with you in public? Or maybe he takes without…

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The benefits of daytime sleep for students
Ask any parents if daytime sleep is good for your child. The answer will be unequivocal - yes. Daytime sleep improves mood, restores the child’s energy, improves his academic performance.…

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What makes teens happy

Adolescence is a time of change. Before entering into it, the child goes through various stages of life and emotions. Many parents may recall how they felt fear, pain, or disappointment when thinking about raising their child. But he grew up – and his parents are happy, seeing that everything is fine with him. All parents want happiness for their children. Consider how to make a teenager happy.

Happy teenager

From the age of 13 to 19, a lot changes in the lives of children. They are undergoing physiological changes, they are trying to imitate others or are looking for their own style.

At an early age, children love to watch cartoons and play computer games. Teenagers communicate with peers through social networks and go to parties with friends. In high school, ideas about friendship change greatly in children. They seek deeper relationships and need more freedom. Also, high school students decide who to become in the future and learn to make independent life choices. 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 my chin. In fact, I was not hurt. However, when I saw that I was bleeding, I started screaming. I did not scream from pain – I was scared.

When my parents came to the rescue, I started a real panic. I saw fear on my dad’s face, which was running towards me. Then we went to the hospital.

I will never forget this trip. I sat on my mother’s lap, and dad drove the car. Mom consoled me with all her might, but I could no longer perceive them. I was overwhelmed with panic, and in the end I cried out: “I hate my bike, I hate hospitals, I hate driving a car, I hate you!” Yeah, it was a fun trip for my parents.

Now, when I work as a psychologist, I understand that a child experiencing a panic attack cannot be reassured with the help of logical beliefs. Fear completely paralyzes a person’s ability to reason, and he is in the grip of emotions. 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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Quality time with family and work
Even if you are busy at work during the day, spending quality time with your family is easier than it seems at first glance. Simple, but meaningful things (such as…

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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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