children

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,…

Regain Control as a Parent by Talking to Your Children

Nowadays, parents have a hard time finding good ways to educate their children, which makes them feel lost and apathetic. That’s how Jaime Barylko describes it in his book Fear for Children. In fact, according to this author, some parents who are…

Five Fantastic Gianni Rodari Quotes

Nearly all of Gianni Rodari’s quotes are directed toward or talk about children. Gianni Rodari, an Italian pedagogue and journalist, was passionate about imagination. He believed that children were an endless fountain of fantasy and truth. Like many of his…

The Bobo Doll Experiment and Aggressiveness

Between 1961 and 1963, Canadian psychologist Albert Bandura conducted an experiment to analyze children’s behavior when they saw adults being aggressive towards a doll. As a matter of fact, the Bobo doll experiment is the empirical demonstration of one of…

Discover Educational Neuroscience

Bored children, children with dyslexia, children with dyscalculia, children with attention deficit disorder… Nowadays, children have a huge range of educational needs. Unfortunately, most schools follow similar and very limited approaches. Educational neuroscience can help in this regard. Neuromarketing, the…

Cooperative Work in the Classroom

All schools should incorporate cooperative work. This method is very important and useful, especially for elementary school and middle school students. It uses workgroups to help students develop critical social skills. Through teamwork, students learn how each individual’s effort helps…

How a Separation or Divorce Affects a Child

A separation or divorce can impact all family members depending on the circumstances. In many cases, it mainly affects the children. Manipulation and lack of respect are the main temptations that no couple should ever resort to. In fact, it’s…

Childhood Anxiety: Symptoms and Treatment

Childhood anxiety is becoming more and more common. Children are overstimulated, and adults aren’t doing much to control their exposure. Parents are also putting a lot of pressure on their kids, enrolling them in many lessons and classes instead of…

Roles within the Family

A family is an organized system and the basic nucleus of society. In other words, it’s a collective with rules, values, and certain behavior standards. There are also hierarchies and roles within the family. All of that is also reflected…