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Yearly Archives: 2015

Erikson’s Eight Stages of Development

Erikson’s Eight Stages of Development
  1. "Learning Basic Trust Versus Basic Mistrust (Hope)
Chronologically, this is the period of infancy through the first one or two years of life. The child, well – handled, nurtured, and loved, develops trust and security and a basic optimism. Badly handled, he becomes insecure and mistrustful.
  1. Learning Autonomy Versus...
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Cyberbullied

Parents Greatly Underestimate How Often Their Children Are Cyberbullied "Oct. 25, 2013 — Cyberbullying has become a destructive force in many children's lives. After multiple suicides by children being cyberbullied, parents, more than ever, need to be aware of their children's online activity. A recent paper published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication found that parents...
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Family Dinners May Help Kids Cope With Cyberbullying

Family Dinners May Help Kids Cope With Cyberbullying "NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Like victims of face-to-face bullying, kids who experience internet bullying are vulnerable to mental health and substance use problems - but spending more time communicating with their parents may help protect them from these harmful consequences, a new study suggests. For example, the researchers...
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Dealing with Difficult emotions in relation to illness

Dealing with Difficult Emotions "Having a chronic illness is hard physically. But the emotional demands can be even more challenging, for patients and families both. The good news is that learning to manage difficult emotions can bring us to a more positive outlook on life and better relationships than we ever had before. What emotions does chronic...
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Tips for Expanding the ‘Food Horizons’

Tips for Expanding the ‘Food Horizons’ of Individuals with ASD  "Autism Spectrum Quarterly Summer 2007 (Jennifer Twatchtman-Reilly)
  1. Teach the child about nutrition, using the food pyramid or children’s books about nutrition.
  2. Establish new rules that are nutrition based (e.g. “we always have one fruit or one vegetable at every meal”). Stick to these rules, but allow...
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5 ways that Occupational therapy can support children’s social skills

5 ways that occupational therapy can support children’s social skills "An occupational therapist teaches kids to tie their shoe laces and hold a pencil properly, right? Well… we suppose that can be true…. but children’s occupational therapists who specialise in supporting kids’ social, emotional and functional skills can play a much bigger part in children’s learning and...
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