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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 itself in preschool children. If you help your child overcome separation anxiety, it will create a healthy emotional foundation that will bring him great benefit in the future. At school and adolescence, he will be confident and independent.
But how can you help your child deal with separation anxiety? The imagination games will help you with this. This will help the child play his conflicts and situations that cause him fear in a safe environment. Children are better at handling emotional problems through games.
Every time mother brought four-year-old Masha to kindergarten, the girl grabbed her legs and begged her not to leave. The tears and expression of despair on her daughter’s face made her mother feel helpless when she left for work. Continue reading
As you know, 90% of all people are right-handed. But why do most mothers prefer to keep their children on the left side? First of all, this answer comes to mind: holding a child on the left side, women release their right hand to do other work. After all, every young mother knows how many things need to be done at the same time when a small child appears. However, as it turns out, the manner of holding the child has nothing to do with the leading hand. All mothers — both right-handed and left-handed — prefer to keep their baby on the left side.
The question of why women in the vast majority of cases hold a child on the left side has been of interest to psychologists for many decades. A recent study by Italian scientists took us one step closer to answering this question.
A group of scientists from the University of Gabriele d’Anunzio (Chieti Pescara, Italy) conducted an experiment to check whether women who prefer to keep their baby on the left side are really prone to a more secure attachment. Continue reading
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 parenting methods. However, they miss the fact that daily interaction with them is more important for raising children. The atmosphere in the family plays an important role for the mental health and well-being of all its members.
Psychologists say that the feeling of safety and love in the family, the time that the child spends with the family, joint activities such as playing games, reading books or talking are very important to him, no less than proper nutrition, physical activity and sleep.
The constant involvement of the child in family affairs also contributes to the fact that he begins to feel an emotional connection with the family, adapts better to society and feels satisfaction with family life. However, for this, parents should not only involve the child in family affairs, but also come up with joint activities that all family members will like. Continue reading