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Gerald Patterson and His Parent-Training Model

Gerald Patterson created a parent-training model after presenting his coercion theory. With the latter, he aimed to explain the way an individual’s environment influences the onset of disruptive behaviors. Believe it or not, most of the psychological problems observed in…

The Development of Empathy in Childhood

Before explaining the development of empathy in childhood, let’s talk about the term per se. The origin of the concept “empathy” derives from what the Scottish Enlightenment called “sympathy”. David Hume, in his treatise on human nature, and Adam Smith…

How to Speak Out Against Bullying

Knowing how to speak out against bullying or file an official complaint against an educational institution is crucial to put an end to the problem. If you stay silent, not only does the behavior go unpunished, but it’ll keep affecting…

Specific Language Impairment in Children

People of all ages and walks of life can have language problems. From very complex issues that make communication impossible, to simple things such as confusing the letter “r” with the letter “l”. Most of these problems are especially common…

The Price of Parental Stress

There’s no doubt that having a child is a blessing. But the price of parental stress that raising a child entails is a completely different matter. In fact, you may even say that raising a child is almost like running…

The Process of a Child’s Emotional Development

A child’s emotional development makes them aware of the origin and development of their emotions. They begin to read them in other people’s facial expressions, and thus interpret them according to the social context (1). The change and growth expected…

When Children “Break Up” with Their Parents

When children “break up” with their parents, the latter don’t always understand why. It’s clear that nobody’s perfect. There are parents who, without a doubt, don’t deserve their children’s love. But there are also children who, for no reason at…

Custody: Monsters Do Exist

In February, Custody (Jusqu’à la garde), the drama about violence against women from first-time filmmaker Xavier Legrand, won Best Film at the 44th edition of the César Awards in France. This was no surprise, as the film masterfully portrayed a…

Learn about Panic Disorder in Children

Basically, panic disorder is an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is a human emotion. It’s when your nervous system reacts to a situation or stimulus that you consider “threatening”. In other words, it actually has an adaptive purpose because it exists to help…

Trichotillomania in Children

Some people feel the urge to pull out their own hair. The physical consequence, which is immediately visible, is hair loss that may lead to bald spots in the head, eyebrows, and eyelashes. Trichotillomania in children is a worrying disorder.…

What Happens When You Stop Writing By Hand?

With the arrival of new technologies, pencil and paper have become obsolete. However, since the research shows that there are significant benefits to writing by hand, you have to ask yourself, what happens when you stop writing by hand? Are…

Parents: Your Role in the Fears of Your Children

The attitude of parents towards the fears of their children can determine whether they hold onto those fears or not. This means that parents have an important part to play, as role models for emotion management. Lots of studies, like the…

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Sexuality Lasts a Lifetime

People often assume that sexuality is “adult stuff”. Although it’s true that it’s present in adulthood, it isn’t exclusive to this vital period of a human being’s life. Instead, sexuality lasts through all life stages. It might be easier to…

Using Tantrums as Learning Opportunities

Your child’s tantrums can tell you that they feel frustrated or emotionally overwhelmed. That’s why identifying when and how they come about will give you clues that’ll help you manage them appropriately. It’s also important to see tantrums as learning…

Teaching Kids to Eat Healthily

Teaching your kids to eat healthily can seem like a challenge, but if you can teach them how to brush their teeth, you can teach kids to eat healthily. In modern societies, children’s nutrition has been a conflictive subject because…

Bipolar Disorder in Children

Have you noticed that your child experiences very intense moods? Do they show extreme changes in behavior? Do they have very sad periods, and suddenly become very enthusiastic, sometimes with an exaggerated joy? If this type of behavior occurs daily,…