Honey, nobody owes you anything
In 1966, investment analyst Harry Brown wrote a letter to his nine-year-old daughter for Christmas, which is still quoted. He explained to the girl that nothing in this world -…

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To the son of 19, sits on mum's neck
This is a learning situation for students of the University of Practical Psychology. Imagine that a woman came to you as a consultant. Alla, 40 years old. The husband died…

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Fear of water, or How to not be afraid to swim
It is easiest for children to learn to swim when they play catch-up next to each other. Catching up on the water, when you need to swim away from the…

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School absenteeism: how to motivate a child

The reasons for skipping classes can be different, for example, a conflict with classmates or a teacher, difficulties in mastering the program. In this article, I consider only one reason – unconsciousness.
For many years at school and in the social rehabilitation center for minors, I had to work with “difficult” teenagers who regularly skipped or did not attend school classes regularly. And at that time they walked, used drugs, stole, robbed, committed robbery.

Working with them, I was convinced that a large or significant part of the problem lies in the unconscious behavior of the guys.

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Transitional age

“I can’t believe she did this,” Mrs. Batten begins the sad story of her family. “She was such a good girl, she never complained, she never created problems for us.” It seemed to me that we gave Debbie everything she needed: clothes, comfort, religious education. Why did she even want to commit suicide? How could she take these pills? Did she really want to die, or was she just trying to attract attention? I’m so confused. She became so mean and sullen. I could not talk to her, and she herself did not want to talk to me. She just wanted to sit in her room alone. And her marks in school were getting worse. ”

Mrs. Batten was sitting on a chair, her shoulders were lowered, there was no ordinary gleam in her eyes. Continue reading

4,5 years: fantasies and fairy tales

By four and a half years, the child is changing greatly externally. Usually, by this time, there is no trace of children’s puffiness. This is due to the fact that after four years, subcutaneous fat deposits practically disappear, and muscle tissue, on the contrary, develops very actively.

In addition, bone tissue builds up, and the baby seems to stretch. The cranial bones also develop, so do not be surprised if suddenly at some point it seems to you that the child’s head has grown disproportionately.

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Rules for a child of 8-12 years old
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2 years 3 months: speech development
In the third year of life, the child is still growing rapidly, gaining both weight and height. However, intense physical development occurs against the background of the immaturity of the…

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Raising a boy
Boys and girls are different initially. Since childhood, girls prefer to play with dolls, outfits and relationships, boys are more interested in cars, construct something and fight. You can, of…

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