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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]