According to scientists, in the language of the Eskimos and other Northern peoples there are at least 50 words for different shades of snow. Eskimo children hear these words in the speech of adults and gradually begin to see the connection between the words and the phenomena of the world around them. Similarly, when parents talk about emotions, children learn to recognize them in themselves and in others. Understanding and accepting your emotions is the first step to learning how to manage them.
A person can experience a large number of emotions. Psychologists depict all their diversity in the form of the so-called “wheel of emotions”. According to this scheme, all human feelings are reduced to four basic: Continue reading
Until recently, it was believed that adolescents independently come to self-determination of their personality in the process of mental and social development. However, recent studies have shown that parents play an important role in this process. They are interested in and involved in this process.
Israeli scientists from Bar-Ilan University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem conducted a study that involved teenagers, their parents and teachers. In the study, the researchers interviewed parents and documented what they observed in the study families. Continue reading
Separation anxiety is a disorder that is expressed in the fear of separation of the child from his parents. It is often found among children at a certain stage of the child’s development. Most children outgrow separation anxiety by the age of three, but sometimes it occurs among older children. There may be different reasons for this.
If a child under the age of two and a half years shows excessive anxiety when forced for some time to part with one of the parents or close relatives, it can be a sign of separation anxiety. It is necessary to distinguish between anxiety disorder and the normal phase of development of the child, which he usually outgrows. Continue reading