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
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
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
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
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”.
The complexity of ambivalent experiences Continue reading