Childhood Development

Understanding Childhood Depression: A Depth Psychological Perspective

A Hypothetical Case Presentation John is a 16-year-old male that has been recently home-schooled due to the COVID 19 pandemic. In 10th grade, John’s academics were superb, he made the honor roll with a 4.0 GPA, and he was active in high school sports. His passion was volleyball and water polo, and he dreamed of …

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Practical Parenting: Hey Papa, Can I Buy GFUEL?

One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them. ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World One believes because one’s conditioning trains them to do so. I could see this wholeheartedly in my son’s drive to have us buy GFuel, a new energy drink product. He is a gamer, the very demographic I am sure, is …

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Practical Parenting: I’m Bored

I think it’s necessary to let kids get bored once in a while – that’s how they learn to be creative. Kim Raver My son recently came to me the other day, telling me, “Pappa, I’m bored.” My heart sank. As a psychotherapist, I know that boredom is the primary way children communicate their feelings …

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To See Through the Eyes of a Child… What Dreams May Come?

Inspirational Quotes Children see magic Because they look for it… Christopher Moore History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children. Nelson Mandela Parenting through Magical Means We are all teachers. We bare this title because if we have made it this far, we have done something that only …

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To Be… What a Beautiful Gift!

Inspirational Quotes I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity. ― Eleanor Roosevelt Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! ― Dr. Seuss A Father’s Guide …

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The Spirit of Raising Good Children

Inspirational Quotes Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence. Plato Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. Carl Jung A Father’s Guide to Wisdom Hello Friends. I hope all is well on your journey to navigate that enjoyable time we call parenting during …

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Health, Wealth, and Happiness – To Long Life and Honey in the Heart

Inspirational Quotes Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. Albert Camus A Father’s Guide to Wisdom Got happiness? That is a genuinely …

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The Mystery of Now… Nurturing the Passion Within

Inspiration There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. Maya Angelou Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present. Bill Keane A Father’s Guide to Wisdom As a father, I want nothing more for my children than to …

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What’s Your Happiness Habit?

Inspiration When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand …

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Inspiration: Education – A Journey of Hope & Faith

Inspiration Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom. — Oprah Winfrey Intelligence plus character—that is the true goal of education — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Practical Parenting – The Home-Schooling Perspective Homeschooling? Wow… It’s been twenty plus years and I swear, it was easier to be a kindergarten teacher …

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Practical Parenting… Iced Coffee and Good Conversation!

Inspiration If you want your children to listen, try talking softly to someone else. – Ann Landers Recipe for iced coffee: Have kidsMake coffeeForget you made coffeeDrink it cold (Anonymous) Practical Parenting… An Unforgettable Journey Have some fun with you kids. They express their stress not in words but in behaviors. Take them out, get …

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Practical Parenting: Will We Survive the Storm

Practical Parenting During COVID 19 Hope you enjoy. Began this project earlier this week. I am utilizing YouTube as a live broadcasting forum to answer your question regarding psychology, parenting, and other issues during this unprecedented time. In this segment, I explore in a live Q and A Session the nuances of raising children during …

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