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Single-Parent Families: Advantages and Disadvantages

Nowadays, there are many different types of families out there. One of these is single-parent families. They’re characterized by the absence of one parent. As with all family types, this one has peculiarities that differentiate it from other archetypes, such as…

Maria: The Story of a Transsexual Child

Sexuality has many dimensions. One of those dimensions is transsexuality. A transsexual person has a biological identity but doesn’t identify with that gender. They seek to acquire characteristics of the sex they identify with. For example, we could say that a transsexual…

5 Piaget Quotes About Infancy and Learning

Jean Piaget was a well-known constructivist psychologist who worked in the fields of child psychology and learning. His studies and research were extremely influential in both evolutionary psychology and modern pedagogy. Piaget’s quotes are a clear example of his passion…

5 Yoga Poses for Children

The activities our children do are very important. Swimming, karate, theater, painting… there are endless activities that can enhance our little ones’ skills. What you probably don’t know is that yoga poses are the most recommended activity to help children start…

Learning to Read: Factors and Influences

Learning to read is a slow and progressive process. It requires that many cognitive and extralinguistic abilities be put into practice. Nevertheless, there are many factors that have a direct or indirect influence on the acquisition of the ability. This…

Verbal Abuse in Childhood Leaves its Mark

Verbal abuse in childhood directly affects children’s health. Nevertheless, we’re not aware of all of its effects. This is because we sometimes confuse it with the use of bad words. But it goes much further than that. Verbal abuse in…

Donald Winnicott and His Theory about the False Self

Donald Winnicott was a famous psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and English pediatrician who developed an interesting approach to the human personality. Due to his training as a pediatrician, he focused his thoughts, reflections and theories on children. And, in particular, on the…

The Brain of a Gifted Child

The brain of a gifted or high capability child has its advantages, but also its limitations. These children process information rapidly, have a high analytical capacity, and sophisticated critical eye. However, they don’t always achieve their potential or develop a strong…

When a Father Abandons a Child

Sadly, many children have to grow up in this world without the presence of a father. The statistics of fathers who abandon their families are still very high, especially in Latin American countries. For some this is due to social problems such as unemployment and poverty. For others, the biggest factor…

The Art of Becoming an Adult

The art of becoming an adult requires courage, commitment and responsibility with oneself and with others. Becoming a healthy adult is not an easy task, especially considering how the society in which we grow is set up. Depending on how…