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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How to effectively teach your child discipline
Discipline is one of the most important, but at the same time one of the most incomprehensible words for parents. All parents are united in the fact that children need…

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The balance of the child depends on the atmosphere in the family
All parents want their children to grow up happy, healthy and balanced. To achieve this goal, many parents read books and materials on the Internet about development, child psychology, and…

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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 asking everything he likes?

Familiar situations? Parents all over the world face these and other problems with their children’s behavior every day. In this article, we will look at tips that will make your life easier and help you deal with your child’s bad behavior. But, before you learn how to prevent a child’s bad behavior, you should figure out what behavior is normal for him.

Which behavior is normal?

There are simply no clear criteria for normal behavior. It all depends on the age of the child, his personal qualities, emotional development and the environment in which he is brought up. Continue reading

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 and make them more effective.

Adolescent development

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

How to choose toys: a scientific approach

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

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

Stress in children: causes and symptoms

Many parents play with young children after a busy day to relieve stress. But do you realize that young children are also stressed?

Today, stress is an integral part of our lives. Chronic stress can trigger diseases such as diabetes, asthma, depression, arthritis, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. So stress manifests itself in adults.

In young children, stress manifestations of stress are primarily associated with behavioral problems: the child becomes moody or has difficulty learning. Sometimes stress in young children can lead to enuresis. If your child has these or other symptoms of stress, know: you can help him. How exactly – let’s try to figure it out.

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