How To Raise A Child To Be Psychologically Healthy

Posted By: on January 09, 2020
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Every parent or caregiver will have their own views upon how they raise their children, and of course, there is no one answer that fits all. However, when it comes to raising a child to be psychologically healthy, there are some factors that should remain consistent: Know the stages of development It can be easy to expect too much from your child when you’re not fully aware of the many stages of their development. So, to ensure that your child doesn’t feel they are disappointing you o

When Child-Parent Conflict Affects The Whole Family

Posted By: on August 29, 2019
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Nobody ever said that parenting was easy, and while there may be some rule books out there, none can be followed to the letter, since every family is different, and no set of rules helps resolve every cause of conflict within a family. When unhealthy conflict does occur between a parent and child, it can be for many reasons and can have demoralizing effects upon the entire family. Understanding the root cause of the discord and talking openly about it, can help to restore peace and harmony to a

What Your Early Memories Can Tell You about Yourself

Posted By: on February 08, 2017
Think back to your earliest memory. How old are you? Research has shown that most people’s earliest memories date back to when they were about 3½ years old, although many adults only remember things from when they were about 6. Since we retain so few of those early memories from between the ages of three and six, the experiences we do recall probably have a profound impact on who we are as adults. The things we remember can vary widely from person to person. They can be play activities, injur

Signs of Suicide Risk and What to Do

Posted By: on November 16, 2016
Suicide is a serious thing, and unfortunately many people commit suicide. Each year, 34,000 people commit suicide—that’s one death by suicide every 15 minutes. It is the second leading cause of death for teens and young adults ages 12-24. More youth die from suicide than from cancer, AIDS, birth defects, pneumonia and the flu combined.  While there is no definitive cause of suicide, there are signs and factors to look out for and ways to step in to help prevent suicide. Many people who comm

Helping Your Child Reclaim Confidence

Posted By: on September 28, 2016
Childhood and adolescence can be a difficult time. As children grow up, they experience their first real disappointments and failures, and start comparing themselves with other people. School bullies and cliques don’t help. For many children and teens, self-esteem starts to plummet as they get older. In order to help them reclaim their confidence, you need to affirm them without setting unrealistic standards or expectations.When your child experiences a major disappointment, remind him of his

The Benefits of Longer Term Therapy

Posted By: on August 31, 2016
 Many people will seek professional counseling or go to therapy at some point in their lives. It’s beneficial for many areas of life, or before and after big life changes. People talk with professionals about marriage, divorce, a new baby, losing a friend or family or being unemployed. Talking with an unbiased professional who can offer practical advice and coping mechanisms is extremely beneficial during a difficult time. However, most people who get professional help only do so for a short

Parenting an Anxious Child

Posted By: on June 16, 2016
 Trying to manage and raise an anxious child is very difficult and stressful for all parents. Every good parent wants their child to enjoy their life and escape anxiety. However, many parents will fall into a cycle of trying to protect their child but escalating the anxiety at the same time. The key to helping your child manage anxiety is to respect their feelings and fears. Here are some tips on what to do if your child has anxiety.Don’t avoid activities that make your child anxious.The firs

Dealing with Your Adolescent Child

Posted By: on May 26, 2016
Every parent looks to and dreads the day when their baby becomes an adolescent child. It is a time where parents can truly teach and guide them in becoming responsible and better adults. However, it can also be a time where parents’ bad decisions will scar their children forever. There is no doubt that this is a very stressful time in parenting but you can plan for it. Keep in mind that no matter what happens, a healthy relationship at the end of the day is the best possible result. The main c