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Children and Homework

In recent years, a lot of people have discussed the advantages and disadvantages of assigning homework to children. Does assigning more homework increase the effectiveness of education? In this article, we explain the arguments both in favor and against assigning…

Should You Sugarcoat Reality for Kids?

‘Sugarcoating’ is that tendency to change a painful truth for a more pleasant lie. Why do we tend to sugarcoat reality for children? And to what extent is it good for children to live a sugarcoated reality? People lie to others,…

Psychopathy in Children: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Psychopathy in children is a disorder that is worth talking about. Specifically, it involves a high degree of destruction, a large burden of aggressiveness, and a harmful component to society. We believe that it’s important to study the adult manifestations of psychopathy,…

The Advantages of School Cafeterias

Eating habits continue to concern parents around the world because they know it’s important for their children to eat right. However, mealtimes can become great battlefields that can lead to anxiety and rejection, which may affect our relationship with our children. Signing…

Why is Classroom Management Essential?

Effective classroom management maximizes children’s learning opportunities. On the other hand, a saturated, complex, and potentially chaotic classroom environment can lead to problems that can interfere with the students’ education. Therefore, educational psychologists believe that fostering a positive classroom environment…

How to Talk to Children About Separation

British critic and writer Graham Greene said: “There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.” Now, that door really does exists, but it may sometimes be opened far too quickly. For example, as parents,…

Post-Adoption Depression: A Misunderstood Issue

Post-adoption depression is a common response to all the changes that stem from an adoption. New experiences, plus not knowing some of the adopted child’s needs, sometimes make the adoptive parents feel overwhelmed. Adoption is a challenge that comes with physical…

Five Art Therapy Exercises for Kids

Kids are voracious explorers and always express their motivation to learn and discover new things. They live in a magical world where discovery reigns. Art therapy, therefore, can be a great tool for therapists to help children live their best lives.…

What Is Food Neophobia?

Food neophobia is when a child is scared of or refuses to eat new foods. This behavior is characteristic of a certain stage of children’s development. Sharing a meal with family or friends is amazing. In most cultures, it also represents…

4 Characteristics of Online Predators

Between 1970 and 1990, a series of murders and sexual assaults took place in Russia. Andrei Chikatilo, a middle-aged man, killed more than 50 people. We can use his criminal acts to analyze the psychology of online predators. Most of…

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…

Hyperactive Children: Trauma or Childhood Stress?

There can be delicate realities behind hyperactive children. However, we sometimes simply medicate those behaviors. As striking as it may seem, we do so without first understanding the factors that drive certain behaviors. Some children suffer from stress, come from…

4 Things to Keep in Mind Before Adopting a Child

Adoption is amazing for people who can’t have children biologically. It constitutes a different way of becoming a mother or a father. Nevertheless, adopting a child is a big decision. The adoption process carries a series of obstacles that are…

When Parents Fail Their Own Children

People talk about how sometimes children disappoint their parents. However, when parents fail their own children, willingly or not, they don’t seem to care as much. Aspects such as disrespect, lack of support, attention, and protection are silent killers that…

5 Books for Practicing Mindfulness in the Classroom

The practice of mindfulness isn’t just limited to adults. School children of all ages can also practice mindfulness in the classroom. Practicing mindfulness can be very beneficial during childhood. Therefore, we’ve decided to dedicate an entire article to the subject. Mindfulness…