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…

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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…

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The child wants to quit playing sports
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…

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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

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

The child wants to quit playing sports

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

Children watch adults and learn
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How to develop perseverance in a small child
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Habits that parents should develop in children
Children watch their parents and learn from them all their lives. They turn to their parents when they encounter problems throughout their lives, from early childhood. As they grow older,…

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A simple way to improve your baby’s health and well-being
There is one small action, using which you can strengthen the emotional connection with your loved ones. It is a hug. Hugs are a powerful form of recognition that the…

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