Category Archives: Parenting

For a child, being carefree is intrinsic to a well-lived life

Some people are lucky enough to look back at their childhood with affection for a time in life without much stress and anxiety. They might think of long hours spent playing in the backyard free of worry, or pursuing projects … Continue reading

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Coronavirus School Closures: An Educational Opportunity

A pandemic is never a good thing. It’s a terrible thing. But maybe some good can come from it. Anything that disrupts our usual ways of being can lead us to try new ways of being, ways that might, in … Continue reading

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How to Talk to Your Anxious Child About the Coronavirus

It is hard to go anywhere these days without hearing someone talk about the novel coronavirus. Here are some of the things I have heard over the past week: “We are all about to die.” — Teenagers leaving a message … Continue reading

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Helping Your Child Thrive During The Coronavirus Pandemic

During this coronavirus pandemic, I have been conducting an ever-increasing number of online consultations and parent coaching sessions. What I am seeing more and more frequently are parents who are struggling with trying to juggle being homebound, attend to their … Continue reading

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Parenting in the Time of the Coronavirus

The newly emerged coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”) is probably all you are reading or thinking about these days. And for good reason. There is no specific treatment or vaccine available, and we are essentially all susceptible. We don’t know much about … Continue reading

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How Are Children and Teens Learning About Coronavirus?

Children and teens learn much about their world from screen-based media, and that is where they are learning about coronavirus. They may be actively watching television, searching the internet or social media, or overhearing their parent’s radio on the drive … Continue reading

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The Impact of Parent–Child Interaction on Brain Structures

There is a vast amount of evidence from psychological studies that the amount of parent-child interaction affects the development of children’s verbal skills and knowledge. However, despite the vast amount of literature, brain structural development associated with the amount of parent-child interaction … Continue reading

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Parental and social factors in relation to child psychopathology, behavior, and cognitive function

Parental and social factors have a long-term impact on the neurodevelopment of offspring but tend to highly covary with each other. Thus, it is difficult to parse out which parental and social factor contributes most to neurodevelopmental outcomes. This study … Continue reading

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The relationship between parenting styles and emotional intelligence of children

This study aimed at investigating the relationship between the parenting styles and emotional intelligence of a sample of kindergarten children in Zarqa II Governorate, Jordan. To achieve this objective, two measures were utilized, namely, the emotional intelligence scale of the … Continue reading

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The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids

What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world–and how do Danish parents raise happy, confident, successful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical book presents six essential principles, which spell out P-A-R-E-N-T: Play is essential for development and … Continue reading

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