As the latest research shows, there is a steady decline in mental health among children, and this process begins at an average of 14 years. Most children have suicidal thoughts at least once in their lives, and this greatly affects the quality of their daily lives.
However, parents, following certain guidelines, can help their children become healthier mentally. Consider these tips in more detail.
1. Initiate communication
Today, when communication between people is often reduced to SMS-correspondence and messages on social networks, ordinary communication can help a child to strengthen mental health. 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