Lessons that a child must learn before age 10
Raising children is not so difficult as it might seem at first glance. Yes, from time to time all parents have difficulties. But, ultimately, your role comes down to simple…

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How not to make a child’s bad behavior worse
Anger and disobedience are normal reactions of a person when they feel threatened or fearful. This reaction is natural for both adults and children, regardless of whether the threat is…

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Second Child Syndrome: Causes and Consequences
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…

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The difference between discipline and child abuse

Parents can and should teach their child discipline. The task of parents is to voice their expectations of the child’s behavior, explain to him the rules, norms and moral values. Children need to be constantly disciplined so that they can learn from their mistakes. Also, discipline provides the child with safety and gives him an understanding of what he can and cannot do.

Discipline helps the child learn and change their behavior. However, parental attempts to control their child can become excessive and harm him. When it comes to discipline of children, there is a very fine line between the attempts of parents to teach a child to discipline and violence against him. Parents and teachers must understand where this line passes, and in no case cross it.

In many countries, legislation is very strict on physical and mental abuse of children. In addition, abused children receive severe emotional trauma, the consequences of which they experience throughout their lives.

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How to establish open communication with children at home

In families where open communication is practiced, each member feels that he is loved and respected in the family circle. Open communication also helps to deal with emerging conflicts. This kind of communication is based on listening, empathy, support and joint problem solving.

Make communication with children your priority. Open and comfortable communication develops a child’s confidence, self-esteem, willingness to cooperate, as well as a healthy and warm relationship between you. Take the time and effort to develop your relationships and communication skills while talking with children as much as possible. Continue reading

Phrases that children should not say
From time to time, parents tell their children inappropriate and even harmful phrases. And, no matter how rude this may sound, by doing so they commit great stupidity. Sooner or…

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How can parents get closer to their child?
There is a big difference between helping a child and doing something for him. Parents often believe that if they solve his problems for the child, he will love them…

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How to deal with an uncontrolled child
There are many ways to control a child, and as parents, you probably know that well. Surely you have the rules and consequences that you set for the child. But…

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How books teach children to take someone else's point of view
Helping a child get in touch with their feelings and those of others can be a challenge for parents and teachers. When a child behaves unfriendly, parents or a teacher…

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