Category Archives: Child Psychology

Mental Health Challenges With Distance Learning

Mental Health Challenges With Distance Learning Sitting on the sofa in your pajamas and staring at the monitor for several hours is not the typical student-classroom experience. But in light of the pandemic, distance learning has become part of our new normal.  More than a year since the start of the pandemic, most countries around the world have employed isolation and containment protocols to minimize the spread of disease. One of these protocols includes closure of educational institutions, from the kindergarten level up to the universities. As a result, education has changed drastically, with the transition from traditional school-based learning […]

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Child Consequence

What To Do When Consequences Don’t Work

Rethinking Punishment: What To Do When Consequences Don’t Work Enforcing accountability is a typical rigid parenting method used by millions worldwide. It usually involves rewarding children when they behave well and punishing them for bad behavior. Though theoretically, it may seem logical to teach children that actions have consequences, it is anything but fail-safe. We expect children to form a natural aversion to bad behavior by punishing them. However, as most parents know too well, children sometimes don’t respond as well to such punishments. They get stuck in negative behavior patterns like refusing to study after school or getting ready […]

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Emotional Child

Emotional Needs Of Children With Learning Disabilities

Emotional Needs Of Children With Learning Disabilities Parents and teachers play a big role in the lives of children by shaping their personality and polishing their skills. Every child has some emotional needs that need to be met. However, when a child is diagnosed with a learning disability, academic success typically becomes parents’ and teachers’ primary goal. While this is equally important and promotes the child’s well-being, understanding how the learning disability affects the child’s emotions is also essential. The emotional state of children with learning disabilities hugely depends on the support networks available for them – not all exhibit […]

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Children ADHD

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children It is normal for children to have occasional episodes of trouble focusing and behaving. However, persistent behavioral problems with children, pervasive inattention, and hyperactivity maybe something different. What is Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders. ADHD is often first noticed and diagnosed in childhood and can persist throughout adulthood. Oftentimes, children have episodes of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that can interfere with their functioning and development. How Common is ADHD? ADHD is quite a common occurrence among children. It carries a high rate of comorbid […]

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Child Anxiety

Anxiety Disorders in Children 

Anxiety Disorders in Children  Growing up means facing new challenges and this can lead to uncertain and nerve-wracking situations that bring about anxiety in children.  What is Anxiety? An article published in the Cambridge University Press defined anxiety as an uncomfortable experience characterized by emotional (unease, distress), cognitive (fears, worries, helplessness), physiological (muscle tension), and behavioral (avoidance) changes. Anxiety is a normal emotion that everyone experiences at some point in their lives. It manifests with a variety of behavioral, affective, and cognitive responses. Just like adults, even children experience anxiety and it is regarded as a normal part of childhood. […]

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Meltdown

How to Manage Autism Meltdowns

How to Manage Autism Meltdowns, Tantrums, and Aggression All parents have been through the phase when their child breaks into tears, rage, and throws tantrums at home, at the park, at other places. However, having an autistic child means you witness these tantrums and meltdowns more often. For someone unaware, an autistic child having a breakdown might look like a child having a temper issue, but the situation is often more complicated than what appears. Those who have or look after a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) know that dealing with a meltdown is different and requires knowledge about […]

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Child Psychology

Parenting an ADHD Child: How to Keep Your Hyperactive Kid Focused?

Is your child hyperactive? Are you looking for sustainable ways to parent your child with ADHD? There are several natural ADHD treatments available. So, what exactly is ADHD? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder linked to the likelihood of impulsive behaviors due to excessive hyperactivity. You may encounter your child’s inability to focus on one thing at a time – engendering issues with prioritizing, following through, or finishing tasks altogether. Hence, organization may not be their best suit. It also means that they experience restlessness; it is strenuous for them to sit motionless, in one spot, for […]

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Child Psychology

Play Therapy: What Is Play Therapy, How Does Sand Play Work, and How Would It Benefit My Child?

Children are indeed a gift for the world. Who doesn’t love those cute giggling faces and innocent minds? These little humans are often more susceptible to changes in their environment or people’s attitude towards them than adults. When a child unusually goes quiet and shy, it is a red alert that something is wrong. More often than not, parents find it extremely difficult to understand the emotions of their children. Identifying the problem your child faces with professional help is crucial in such cases. Parents love their children the most, but not being able to communicate with them is a […]

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