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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“You love my brother more than me”
Anna, the mother of two children, says: “Every day after work, I go to the store to buy groceries and necessary things. At home, I begin to spread my purchases.…

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Household responsibilities that the child will cope with
One of the tasks of parents is to teach the child responsibility and to accustom him to perform household duties. This skill is very important for the development of the…

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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

Parents in a smartphone: impact on children
Recently, we often hear that digital technology is breaking down bonds between people and contributing to social isolation. Ironically, social networks allow us to virtually communicate with people almost around…

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How to raise children well adapted to life
We do not raise children to prepare them for childhood - we prepare them for adulthood. We take certain actions to educate our children, and on this basis, children understand…

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What a two year old baby really understands
Svetlana, the mother of two-year-old Julia, says: “When my little daughter was ill with digestive disorders, I worked remotely. Usually, when a daughter is ill, she does not become less…

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The magic word in parenting
There is one magic word that helps parents cope with situations when a child experiences complex emotions. You probably thought of such words as “love”, “caring”, etc., but this is…

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