During the puberty period, not only physical changes occur with the child. At this age, the child’s thinking skills do not just develop – this development occurs at a rapid pace. Perhaps your child has shown abilities for abstract thinking before, but they are fully disclosed only in adolescence.
Now he can critically reflect on concepts such as justice and equality, and also look at things from the perspective of another person. These changes in the thinking of adolescents allow them to better understand social trends and form their own opinions.
This development of cognitive abilities allows the teenager to find answers to many deep questions. A few years ago, these questions did not make sense to him, but now they help him to turn from a child into an independent adult: “Who am I? What do I believe in? What do I want to become and what needs to be done for this? ”
Inquisitiveness of the mind is one of the benefits that a child gains as a teenager. He wants to learn more at school and beyond. You may wonder how teenagers who are considered unmotivated at school are interested in what is happening in the world. Continue reading
A second pregnancy for young mothers can be as exciting and exciting as the first. You have probably already learned how to cope well with some things: changing diapers, feeding a baby, reassuring him when he cries, as well as caring for him when he is sick. However, now you will face new challenges, for example, to prepare the child for the appearance of a brother or sister. The first few months after the birth of the baby can turn out to be very difficult, because now you need to take care of two children at once. First of all, you take care of the newborn, but do not forget that the older child has its own needs and anxieties. When you first tell your child that he will soon have a brother or sister, you may encounter a lot of emotions – from joy to complete hostility. It’s funny, but in some cases, the child may not show any emotional reaction at all. But even in this case, do not worry. Children love the established order of things, and the advent of a new child brings changes to their normal lives. Adults also need time to get used to something new. It is not surprising that young children do not immediately get used to changes in the family.
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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