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How Do Students With School Anxiety View School?

How do students feel about school? This essential question helps us understand students’ attitudes toward learning. If they see it in a positive light, they’ll be self-motivated to work hard. It will also be easier to teach them. In contrast,…

When a Parent Has Paranoid Personality Disorder

Although it’s not often talked about, some children have parents with paranoid personality disorder. These children suffer the effects of unstable family relationships, scarring emotional instability, and a dysfunctional environment. Later in life, they have an elevated risk of mental illness. Clearly, these children…

Five Habits of Healthy Full-time Moms

Full-time moms do marvelous work, but can sometimes forget to take care of themselves. Worries, exhaustion, and multitasking can negatively influence their emotional health. It’s a very common problem, so let’s take a look at 5 self-care habits of healthy full-time moms…

Pediatric Chronic Pain: an Overlooked Illness

Pain is an experience as complex as it is personal, which is why great care and communication are needed to respond to a patient’s needs. But, when we see children with chronic pain (pediatric chronic pain), communicating can be difficult…

Egocentric Language – What Does It Mean?

We’ve all seen someone talking to themselves at least once. In fact, I’m sure you’ve done it a few times too. Children are true specialists in this. Many kids under the age of six seem to have a spontaneous, egocentric…

Saying “No” in a Positive Way

With the new ideas regarding education and positive discipline, the word “no” (usually used by our parents and grandparents) is often seen as an evil word. This makes many parents feel adrift, not knowing what to do to set boundaries.…

Enuresis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

The elimination of body waste is a basic function that our body performs instinctively from birth. In the first years of life, elimination is a part of a process that eventually allows us to be completely autonomous. This evolutionary process…

Emotional Blackmail and How it Harms our Kids

Emotional blackmail is, unfortunately, a strategy that many parents use when bringing up their children. They use guilt, fear, intimidation, threats and often also patience and affection, all to get their children to do what they want. The truth of…

Sadness in children

No one is exempt of being sad, not even children. The loss of someone, an unexpected circumstance, a missed opportunity… Sadness in children is more common than we think, that’s why we should be there for them whenever they need…

Values Education is Everyone’s Responsibility

Values education is a broad, extensive, and ill-defined concept.  Responsibility for values education doesn’t just fall to professors and teachers. Parents, and society in general, also have to be involved. However, we tend not to invest in values education as we…

3 signs of lack of affection in children

Tom Robbins says that “it is never too late to have a happy childhood.” However, it is important that when we see signs of lack of affection in children, those gaps must be addressed. This is because no child deserves…