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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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How to cope with children's tantrums
Children's tantrums terrify parents. However, this is an integral part of childhood, and parents can not do anything about it. Faced with childish tantrums, you can lose your temper. This…

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Anger management tips for Teens
Adolescence is one of the most difficult periods in a person's life. The body changes a lot in adolescence, you experience feelings that you can't explain. One of those feelings…

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Relaxation techniques for children

Is your child having trouble sleeping before school exams? Do you want your child to learn better? Anyway, if you are concerned about the mental and physical well-being of your child, the use of relaxation techniques can be of great benefit in achieving this goal.

You’ve probably already heard that relaxation techniques have many advantages. You may have tried them yourself, or you may be practicing meditation at the moment. But are the concepts of “meditation” and “children” compatible?

Yes! Meditation can be extremely effective even for young children. Let us consider what exactly this benefit manifests itself. Continue reading

13 tips to better understand the psychology of children

Sigmund Freud argued that children are initially driven by instincts and selfish motives. Gradually, they adapt to the conditions of the world around them, assimilating the values and rules of their parents. Parents play an important role in the development of self-awareness of the child.

One of the most important tasks that parents face is to understand the psychology of their child. Of course, you don’t have to get a psychological education to do that. However, you should know some simple things about a child: what they like and what they don’t like; what makes them cry and what makes them laugh; what motivates them and what makes them suffer. Continue reading

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

The impact of new technologies on the learning process

As you know, the perception of each person has its own individual characteristics. What is common to all is that we know the world through the senses: hearing, sight, smell, touch, etc.

From the physiological point of view, each channel of perception works separately. We hear with our ears, see with our eyes, and touch with our skin. However, some people do not experience sensations at all – this phenomenon is called anesthesia. If a person experiences several sensations at the same time, this is called synesthesia. Continue reading

Ambivalent feelings in adolescents

Ambivalence is contradictory feelings about an object or situation. For example, a teenager can see something from both the positive and negative sides at the same time. Or when choosing in any situation, both options may seem equally attractive to him. Ambivalence always causes teenagers contradictions and confusion.

If you describe ambivalent feelings in words, it may sound something like this: “in a certain sense, I do not want what I want. At the same time I approve of what is happening and do not approve”.

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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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Relationship between parents and children
Traditions and rules in different families differ from each other. For example, the connection between you and your children can be very different from the one you see in the…

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What to do if the child is afraid of separation from you
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 is…

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Helping a child experiencing a panic attack
When I was in first grade, I used to ride a bike with my friends. Suddenly the wheel of my Bicycle hit a rock. I went over the steering wheel…

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