Helping a child with anxiety
When a child is frightened by something, parents often seek to lead him away from the source of danger. This makes sense if the child was frightened by something really…

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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 also experience stress? Today, stress is an integral part of…

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My child goes to the garden: how to help him adapt?
Living in a family, the child learns the unwritten rules of its functioning: who is responsible for what, to whom you can come for a hug, and to whom-with a…

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Development of Executive functions in children

Executive functions are the cognitive skills that we need in order to control and regulate their thoughts, emotions and actions in moments of conflict or under the influence of distractions. Psychologists sometimes distinguish between “cold” Executive functions, which refer strictly to cognitive skills (such as the ability to count in the mind) and ” hot ” Executive functions, which help regulate emotions (such as the ability to control anger).

There are three kinds of Executive functions:

1. Self-control is the ability to resist temptation and do the right thing instead. Self-control helps children focus, act less impulsively, and stay focused while doing some work. Continue reading

Attention deficit disorder kills motivation
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) creates big problems with motivation for teenagers. Psychologists say that attention deficit disorder affects motivation as much as the ability to focus on objects. It…

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How to understand a child's nonverbal cues
Many parents of young children are upset because they do not understand their nonverbal signals. Despite the fact that usually children by the age of two already know about 200…

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Changeable mood and emotions of teenagers
Teenagers are sometimes very difficult to get along with. They can be noisy, create a mess in the house, do not agree with the established rules and constantly ask you…

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How to help your child overcome fears and phobias
Some children are extremely sensitive. They need time to get used to the new environment, people and situations. For example, if a child goes to school or sports section for…

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