According to the famous Austrian psychologist Alfred Adler, certain character traits of a child depend on whether he was the first-born or second child in the family. Middle children may be susceptible to second child syndrome. Let us consider in more detail why this is happening.
When the first child appears in the family, everything seems new and unique to the parents. They admire every new achievement of the child, every day of his life brings them unforgettable memories. When a second child is born, this experience is not new for parents. When your child takes the first step, you have already seen it. However, for him this experience is new. But due to the fact that you have already seen these achievements, you do not appreciate them at their true worth, and therefore a child may consider himself unworthy. He may also feel offended by his older brother or sister, which may lead to rivalry between them.
Another cause of second child syndrome may be the age difference between the children. Sometimes parents do not cope with two children at once (for example, in situations where you need to send the eldest child to school and feed the youngest at the same time). It is difficult for parents to do several things at once, so they can not devote enough time to the youngest child, even with a great desire. Continue reading
Many parents experience problems in the process of introducing the child to the discipline. Especially often this problem is encountered by young parents raising their first child. The sooner you begin to accustom your baby to certain rules and give some household chores, the better. This will contribute to its development and create a calm atmosphere in the house.
Consider several ways to teach a young child to discipline.
1. Make sure that the child picks up
Young children learn about the world through touch and sensation. Of all the feelings, young children have the most developed sense of touch, and this should be used in the process of discipline of the child, for example, to explain to the baby which items should not be touched. Tell your child “hotly” by pointing to a pot of hot water, a stove, or other items in the kitchen. Use soft touches when the child is trying to grab everything he sees. Continue reading
Combined families have become commonplace today, and many parents are quite normal about this. But such families greatly affect the psyche of children falling into them. Often, attempts to combine two families into one leads to the fact that step-by-step children begin to compete with each other. This process can be very painful and complicated. Let’s look at a few tips on how to deal with rivalry among stepchildren.
Rivalry between step-children and child psychology
According to statistics, today every second marriage breaks up. Therefore, re-marriages are becoming common. If you and your new spouse already have children, you all come together to form a new family. Due to the nature of child psychology, you may encounter rivalry between children, and this may interfere with your enjoyment of family life. How does the formation of a new family affect the psyche? Continue reading