The younger the child, the faster the restoration of joy can be. The simple act of a parent taking care of their own needs can free a child almost instantaneously.
Children and Suicide
In the past ten days, two grade 7 boys in my region committed suicide. I do not know the families, but I do know the schools. Both are schools that…
Depression in Children
Writing on suicide, I have to write something on depression… Depression is the common cold of the therapy room… a densely entangled ball of wool. There exists after all, a…
On Poverty, Low Parental Education and Lack of Intelligence in Children
Do children who grow up in extreme poverty lack intelligence and imagination? A toddler sits in the sand, eyes clouded. He simply sits. Occasionally listlessly handling a pebble. That’s it.…
How Parental Reactions and Meaning-making Help Children to Self-regulate: Self-regulation is an Acquired Skill.
Meaning making and emotion regulation A parent is driving the children to school. “Mom”, complains Jessica, “Thomas is kicking my seat.” The car swerves to the left and stops. Mother…
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