Children

Piaget's Four Stages

Piaget's Four Stages

Jean Piaget was a Swiss developmental psychologist who studied children in the early 20th century. Many branches of education and psychology use his theory of intellectual or cognitive development (1936). It focuses on children, from birth to adolescence, and characterizes different stages of development, including: language, morals, memory, and reasoning.

Concrete Thinking

Concrete Thinking

Jean Piaget was a Swiss developmental psychologist who studied children in the early 20th century. Many branches of education and psychology use his theory of intellectual or cognitive development (1936). It focuses on children, from birth to adolescence and characterizes different stages of development, including: language, morals, memory, and reasoning.

Tips For Blending Families

Tips For Blending Families

It is difficult for most families to develop happy and healthy relationships, which is why it is even harder when attempting to blend two families. It can take years and a lot of work for stepfamilies to establish working and comfortable relationships. The hardest years and generally the first few, as there are unique challenges to the couple in getting to know each other, while also trying to nurture the children’s relationships with each other and the stepparents as well. Here are some tips on blending families:

Why Is Validation Important In Relationships?

Why Is Validation Important In Relationships?

Validation is the recognition or affirmation that a person or their feelings or opinions are valid or worthwhile. It is a skill that is not commonly recognized, but is extremely important in forming healthy relationships. It is frequently heard within relationships that one or both of the individuals do not feel heard or understood. This can be the case for romantic relationships, family relationships, working relationships, and friendships.

What Should I Do When My Child Cheats?

What Should I Do When My Child Cheats?

It is no mystery that we live in a competitive society. This could be part of the reason why children as young as 2 emphasis winning and will even cheat. They desire to be successful, which is usually the driving force behind cheating. Here are some reasons why children cheat and how you can deal with it.

Attachment Styles in Babies & Early Childhood

Attachment Styles in Babies & Early Childhood

Bowlby found that attachments with the primary caregiver usually develop during the first 18 months of the child’s life. This includes instinctual habits, such as crying and clinging. Once children reach the toddler stage, they will form an internal working model, which means they already have frameworks and beliefs about their own self-worth and how much they can depend on others to meet their needs.

Handling Postpartum Depression

Handling Postpartum Depression

According to the CDC (link), 1 in 5 women experience postpartum depression. Unfortunately, many women do not realize they have it and/or do not report it, so the actual number is probably greater. If you think you may be experiencing postpartum depression, try some of these tips.

Warning Signs Your Child Might Be Getting Bullied

Warning Signs Your Child Might Be Getting Bullied

Parents, school staff, and any other adults in the community can prevent and stop bullying by discussing it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevent strategy. Parents who talk with their children on a daily basis and ask about their day in details are more likely to find out if their child is getting bullied. However, there will always be children who are still not comfortable speaking about it. Identifying the red flags is key because when adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying, the child receives the message that it is not acceptable. Read below for possible red flags.

How To Help Your Child When They Are Aggressive

How To Help Your Child When They Are Aggressive

It is understandable that when your child acts aggressively, you feel overwhelmed. You may not know what to do or where to turn. Try not to panic, your child’s aggressive behaviors can be helped. Although medication can help to reduce symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, and other mood disorders, it will not fix behavior. The key to reducing behaviors is a behavioral approach that involves both you and your child. Here are some ways to help your child.

Natural Remedies for ADHD

Natural Remedies for ADHD

Those with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) tend to lose focus and frequently act impulsively. Although ADHD currently has no cure, natural treatments can be helpful in coping with the symptoms. Natural treatments include: supplements, essential oils, herbal medicines, and lifestyle changes.

How Can I Create A Healthy Family Dynamic?

How Can I Create A Healthy Family Dynamic?

All families run into rough patches at some point or the other. Raising children, caring for your spouses needs, and parenting in general are difficult tasks. It's easy to become overwhelmed and frustrated by the behaviors of certain family members. In this blog, we will explore some practical tactics and strategies you can use to improve your family dynamic.