Family connection: a positive atmosphere in the family
One of the main components of a happy family is the relationship between all its members: the ability to communicate, support and maintain relationships between parents and children. Each family…

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How to eliminate the causes of aggression in adolescents
Is your teenager aggressive at home? You are not alone in this. Many parents argue that their teens are often aggressive - both at home and among peers. Adolescence is…

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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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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

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