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At a loss for words – and self-compassion – in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Hello everyone, My last post was about promoting resilience in times of trouble. I thought I had a clear view about it then, being a psychologist, I am trained to offer assistance to others in need and help promote resilience. I am writing you again after a 3 weeks of staying at home with my…

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Back to basics – Fomo, Jomo and Fonbh/Fonbs

Morning, ‘the day breaks, your mind wakes’ (Beatles), your phone wakes too… a new day begins. In many homes, even before saying good morning to loved ones, first things first – a new, modern ritual begins – checking out our messages. Modern people are driven by a new force of nature – FOMO – Fear…

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Beyond the Lockdown

How to Get Ready for the New World? The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we go about our daily lives in so many ways. It is completely normal if you’re wondering whether life will ever be the same again. There are so many questions. How will the country get back to normal? When will…

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Common Challenges for Parents of Toddlers and Young Children

Raising a child is probably one of the most rewarding experiences in life. However, parenting can be a challenging process at times. Young children typically lack the words to express their emotions, thoughts, and needs, so they often communicate their feelings using inappropriate or challenging behaviors. To grow into healthy, confident, and well-adjusted adults, children…

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Daddy and mommy – look me in the eye

Eye contact – An essential interpersonal communication skill. Before the smartphone revolution, people looked into each other’s eyes and faces, much more frequently… I have recently been watching re-runs of ‘Friends’. The amazing, American 90’s comedy show, featuring a group of 6 close friends, who spend a lot of their spare time together. Just talking,…

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Good Bedtime Habits: Helping Your Child Fall Asleep

A growing body of research suggests a strong connection between the quality of sleep, good mental health, and school achievement in kids and teenagers. Sleep plays a vital role in the way children learn and develop – well-rested children are refreshed, healthier, and more successful at school and sports. Good bedtime habits impact a child’s…

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Guided Imagery for Children

Guided imagery, also known as visualization or mental rehearsal, is a therapeutic technique in which we create images in the mind to reduce stress, pain, or other negative experiences, familiarize ourselves with a situation before it actually happens, or imagine ourselves achieving goals. Visualization is a powerful motivation tool that helps you build confidence, improve…

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How to Improve Your Child’s Fine Motor Skills through Coloring

Fine motor skills include movements related to smaller muscle groups in hands, fingers, and wrists. Also, fine motor skills refer to the coordination between small muscles of hands and fingers with the eyes (dexterity). These skills are important because they help children perform a variety of activities such as writing, eating, holding small objects, buttoning,…

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Infant – Fomo – Morning screen time

Last time we talked about our own FOMO – fear of missing out. Waking up, immediately reaching our phones.Today we shall notice our little one’s FOMO. Unlike us, they are born into the world of screens. From a very young age, too young, in my personal, and professional opinion, they are glued to a screen.…

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Learning Social Skills through Raising Pets

Most kids feel a natural connection to animals. Whether it is a goldfish, a cat, or a dog, young children are typically fascinated by animals. Many parents are concerned that looking after a pet can be hard work. Animals require a lot of attention, cost money, and can make a lot of mess. However, animals…