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Category Archives: kids 6 to 9

Emotional development through the ages

The first step in regulating is recognizing and naming the emotions. ‘When I feel like this in this part of my body I can name it this.’ The next step would be when I have a name for the feeling and I recognise it in my body then I have to learn what to do...
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Coaching children to manage frustration

Emotional coaching in general is the acknowledgement from us that we need to coach and support children to learn how to recognise and regulate their emotions. Coaching means you describe your child's emotions. Focus mostly on the positive emotions and try to use different words for emotions. This helps them to develop an emotional vocabulary. When they...
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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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Time out as a consequence

"Time out can be an effective discipline strategy when used effectively. Although it is important to consider your child’s developmental needs when establishing age appropriate consequences, usually time out is effective between the ages of 3 and 12. Time out can teach your child new behavior management skills when it is used properly. The reason that...
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Permissive parenting

Permissive parenting is one of the four main types of parenting styles. It's characterized by a laid-back, carefree approach to raising kids. While permissive parents tend to be loving and affectionate, there can be some serious long-term consequences to children who don't receive enough discipline. Check out these 10 signs that may indicate you are...
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