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Tag: child development

Looking Ahead

Published October 26, 2007        by Nicole

As the children get beyond the baby stage, past their baby blankets and cooing, new difficulties can appear. "I think one problem for the older mother is that you hit your real mid-life crisis at the same time as motherhood, and this tends to intensify everything. If you are 25 when you have a baby, you can think you'll get into a career when they start school and so on; you have all your life before you. When you have your children, as I did, at 39 and 41, they start school when you're 45. What have you done with your life? Can you stand the strain of motherhood and work? Are you too old to get back into your career? In a few years you're coping with menopause, with a host of emotional reactions, and you've still got to be a mother meeting the demands of very young children." "Having Read more

Understanding the Child

Published October 16, 2007        by Nicole

To understand a child one needs full knowledge of the reasons for his development. Many of his traits are due to his trying to find his position in the family group, or seeking methods which bring recognition and which prove to be effective in the particular setting of his environment. Without encouragement and guidance, the child fails time and again in finding socially accepted methods of dealing with others. Misbehavior and disturbance result. Four main objectives can be discerned as motivating a child to misbehave. We must understand these goals before we can hope to change the child's behavior. Most frequently, the child wants to attract attention. This particular desire prevails in younger children. In the family situation of today, children have little opportunity to be useful, Read more