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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Parenting styles

"The type of discipline you use can have a dramatic effect on your child’s development. Your discipline strategies can have a big impact on the type of relationship you have with your child. The various approaches to discipline can even influence a child’s mood and temperament into adulthood. Researchers have discovered four types of parenting styles....
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Social-emotional development

"Social-emotional development includes the child’s experience, expression, and management of emotions and the ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others (Cohen and others 2005). It encompasses both intra- and interpersonal processes. The core features of emotional development include the ability to identify and understand one’s own feelings, to accurately read and comprehend emotional states...
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a New Sibling…

"Siblings are such an incredible gift for young children yet strangely toddlers don’t always seem to appreciate these gifts as much as we think they should. In fact I'm sure many toddlers sometimes wish they could 're-gift' their new baby siblings. Sometimes it's difficult to have empathy for how massive this life change is, especially...
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Nature vs Nurture…

The nature versus nurture argument about personality has always seemed a little futile to me. It's a bit like debating whether a cake is the result of its ingredients or the baking process. Both are critically important steps which influence the outcome, much like nature and nurture do for personality. Researchers such as Alexander Thomas and...
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Temperament…

Lets talk about temperament, and for some people temperament  means  personality or nature of a person. Temperament is something you are born with; it’s your genetic make up. It is difficult to predict what it will look like in advance, as it is a mix over generations. Although it is your blueprint it doesn’t imply you...
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Hormone affects how teens’ brains control emotions

"As adolescents mature, rising testosterone gives their brains more control over emotions Using scans of brain activity, scientists were able to show that how teens’ brains process emotions changes as they mature.(Testosterone is released in both boys and girls) Adolescence can mean facing the emotional challenges of adults for the first time. But what part of a...
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