children

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…

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…

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.…

Sex
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…

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,…