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Practical Parenting: Fight, Flight, and Handling Childhood Emotions

Has your child ever tested boundaries? Has your child ever walked away from you, and out of the corner of your eye, you still see that they are viewing to see if your are in eye sight. Has your child ever bolted from your vision, in a store, a public place, or worse yet, near …

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Early Childhood: Analytical Psychology & Perspectives and Early Psychosocial Development

During his lifetime, Erik Erikson produced a vitally important theory of psychological development. Psychosocial theory expanded on Freud’s concept of psychosexual development, explored the overall development of a person throughout the lifespan, and provided a means in which to understand normal versus arrested development during specific psychological stages. In this essay, I will explore Early …

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Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha & Psychoanalytic Perspectives of Childhood Development

Sigmund Freud (1917/1966) developed a theory about autoerotic zones that affect the development of children until early adult life. While Freud’s stage theory ends with the emergence of young adult life, these stages coalesce into an adult personality that is ready to fulfill the primary life task of reproduction. Freud based the theory of autoeroticism …

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Dreaming Our Children’s Life Forward: The Archetypal Development of Siddhartha’s Early Life

Childhood consists of a time when the paradoxical pull between a parent’s dreams for their child and the innate destiny a child will pursue spurs the process of development forward. I feel a joy in my heart as I watch my two son’s grow into their own being. When they laugh, my heart grows wider …

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