Tag: Child Psychology
Practical Parenting: Fatherhood Mishaps in Positive Discipline
The foundation of family values centers on the discipline we teach our children. However, discipline within itself is a difficult task for any parent to enact with their children. Lets face it, it’s hard enough to discipline ourselves, let alone try and force someone else into our value system. But this is the plight of…
Practical Parenting: Oh No – The Sky is Falling!!!
How are we to stay positive for our children in such of a barrage of negative messages we are subjected to daily? Today I watched my children staring at their personal devices. One was watching Stampy play his some-odd hundredth episode of Let’s Play Minecraft and the other was also watching Stampy play Splatoon Two.…
Practical Parenting: Take a Moment to Make a Moment
Practical Parenting: Take a Moment to Make a Moment–mere moments of time can have on your child’s health psychological development. Learn More with Dr. Maples.
Practical Parenting: Teaching Effective Judgement
Good, bad, right, wrong, holy, evil, black, white, night, and day; we are subjected to numerous paradoxes (the capacity we have to make inference and judge lived experience) on a daily basis. However, in recent times, the waters have become muddied, especially in terms of judging what is what, let alone what is right in…
The Wisdom Behind Childhood Mistakes
You cannot teach a child to take care of himself unless you will let him try to take care of himself. He will make mistakes; and out of these mistakes will come his wisdom Henry Ward Beecher Far too often, I see parents assume responsibilities for their children. That’s our job, right? Our mission: shelter…
3 Common Ways Divorce Affects Kids
In this article, Maples Family Law takes on the effects divorce has on children. Understand 3 common ways a divorce can affect your children. 3 Common Ways Divorce Affects Kids 3 Common Ways Divorce Affects Kids — Read on www.maplesfamilylaw.com/divorce/3-common-ways-divorce-affects-kids/ Great exploration of the effects divorce can have on children.
Siddhartha and Archetypal Themes of Early Childhood Development
The story Siddhartha written by the Nobel Laureate author Herman Hesse has differences from the true life of Siddhartha Gautama, the prince that would eventually become the Buddha. Hesse presents Siddhartha as born to the Brahman caste, and having grew up in an intact family who lived near a riverbank situated by a forest. In…
Weakness or Strength: Understanding Your Child’s Symptoms and Emotions from a Strength Based Perspective
Childhood behaviors are a major area of concern for the fields of psychology and education. As psychologists have advanced their diagnostic tool set, the list of disorders our children are exposed to, judged by, and labeled with has grown to staggering numbers in direct correlation with the advancements of our scientific endeavors. As a child, it seemed that I, along with most…
Love, Fear, & Early Childhood Emotions: Understanding Your Child’s Plight to Develop Emotional Intelligence
Learning about our emotional landscape is a lifelong process. Defined as “a conscious mental reaction subjectively experienced as a strong feeling usually directed toward a specific object and typically accompanied by physiological and behavioral changes in the body” (Emotion, n.d.), Emotions can wreak havoc on our mental, physical, and even spiritual development. While emotions exist on…
Working with Your Children’s Emotions
A child’s imagination is limitless. Their emotions are no different. However, unlike their adult counterparts, children have not had the experience of learning effective ways to deal with the rising tides an emotional state can cause. How then, can we as parents, work with our children to teach them effective ways to handle emotionally distressing…