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…

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8 tips for developing child independence
If you want to raise a self-confident child who is able to make decisions independently, you need to give him freedom for this. The key to raising an independent child…

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Actions that prove love to a child
Every child needs love, attention and time that parents will spend with him. You must help your children feel safe and strengthen their self-confidence. So you will make a great…

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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 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

Things Children Need for Well-Being
Children need the most basic things from their parents, such as time and affection. This contributes to their development. Your child grows up the way you raised him. Consider what…

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How to talk with a child so that he listens to you
Olga, the mother of 9-year-old Maxim, often says to her son: “Turn off the TV! You watch it all day! ” "No, now my favorite cartoon is coming, and I…

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5 things you should not do when raising children
Parenting seems to be a simple occupation only at first glance. In fact, this is a difficult task, because the upbringing process lasts from the first days of a child’s…

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Children cheat at school: why and how to deal with it
Lies and theft have become commonplace among schoolchildren, especially adolescents. But such behavior is unacceptable, it is necessary to fight it in order to prevent serious consequences. In some children,…

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