children

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…

First Aid for Children

A lot of people know first aid. Some people have taken classes, and others have had to learn it on their own. But in most cases, we only learn how to apply it to adults. People don’t generally teach you…

Fairies and Witches: Female Stereotypes in Fairytales

Traditional children’s literature represents a sexist view of reality. The fairies and witches we see in them are some of the best examples, especially in traditional children’s stories and movies with female protagonists. In that particular genre, boys and girls have…

Divergent Thinking in Children

Divergent thinking in children is an exceptional gift. Their open mind is full of possibilities and unusual, original, and constant idiosyncratic reasoning. However, sometimes that creative potential disappears when children grow up in an educational system that standardizes the mindset of all students,…

How to Teach Children Stress Management Skills

Stress affects adults and, unfortunately, it also affects many children. Our pace of life has increased significantly in recent years. For this reason, it’s very important to teach children stress management skills. It’s important for adults to know how to manage their…

I Want to Be a Mom, but I’m Afraid

Times have changed so much, and so has our understanding of motherhood. In some ways it has changed for the better, but with those changes come some myths that make some women feel intimidated. Even some women who want children decide…

Seven Ways to Prevent Child Behavior Problems

Behavior problems in children and teenagers are often a source of stress for parents, educators, and teachers. Even if we haven’t experienced them directly, we’re aware that bad conduct and challenging behavior can be a real headache. The good news is…

Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems Theory

Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory is one of the most accepted explanations regarding the influence of social environments on human development. This theory argues that the environment you grow up in affects every facet of your life. Social factors determine your way of thinking,…

Three Misconceptions about Children and Grief

Grief is a painful process that even children experience. However, we don’t always understand how they experience it. Actually, despite the fact that most children resolve their grief without major complications, it’s important to understand how they go through this process…

The Distraction Method to Instill Discipline in Children

The distraction method is usually a good behavioral management tool, especially in young children. Diverting a young child’s interest and attention can help you avoid situations that could lead to unwanted behavior. Distraction is an effective strategy when parents believe that…

Pathological Grief in Children

Grief is accepting and adapting to a loss (either of a loved one, an object, or a situation). It’s difficult for any individual. We, as adults, have probably experienced it at least once or twice and realized how difficult it…

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,…