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When children are jealous of their parents

Jealousy is a feeling inherent even in a baby. French psychologist Henri Wallon says children nine months of age is already able to feel jealousy towards the mother. The reason for its appearance in a child is the fear of losing love, care. Childhood experiences of jealousy lays the foundation for neurotic disorders in adulthood. Therefore, it is important to understand the causes of childhood jealousy, to know how to deal with it. After all, it is on the behavior of the mother that its occurrence, intensity and duration depend.   Why and to whom are children most often jealous of their parents? Early in their lives, children experience passive… Read More

Weighted Blankets: Sweet Dreams

How many new things the modern market offers us, constantly updating its assortment with various and sometimes unusual products. Not so long ago in Russia, for the first time, they heard about weighted blankets, which for several years in Europe and America have been actively used in medical practice and in everyday life. Already from the name, you can roughly imagine the essence of this product, which is an ordinary blanket with increased weight. But what is it: a fashionable trick or a really effective invention that can benefit our body? MedAboutMe figured out what weighted blankets are and what the purpose of using… Read More

5 questions genetics about child health

Genetics is a relatively new science, but it provides a wealth of information about a child’s health. Parents have many factors to consider if they want to raise their baby strong and healthy. Genetic test for a child The doctor may advise parents to consult with a geneticist and test them in different situations. Quite often, such a need arises when a child is sick for a long time, and it is not possible to find an effective treatment strategy, or it is difficult to make a diagnosis. And parents may think that as a result of these studies they will receive accurate… Read More

Children’s yoga – an antidote for emotional disorders

The popularization of yoga as a remedy for many of the ills caused by lifestyle changes has led to the fact that “gymnastics in Indian” has practically turned into a mass sport with its own Federation, competitions and the adamant belief of supporters of the ancient tradition of healing that yoga exercises are the only possible way improve physical and mental health.   Fans of “twisting” especially insist that yoga classes affect the state of mind and are useful for children and adolescents with emotional disorders. Is this really so and how real is the help of yoga classes for children in solving psychological… Read More

Children: hereditary mental disorders

The range of mental illnesses, including children’s ones, is quite extensive, the list of those that are inherited is much more modest. However, psychogenetics – the science that studies mental disorders with genetic roots – is only decades old. Despite numerous experiments and research, it is still in the realm of speculation, not discovery. Children with mental disorders are a key topic of geneticists, since the main parameters for the formation of a future personality are laid in the womb and largely depend on hereditary indicators. Children: hereditary mental disorders To begin with, it is worth listing mental illnesses of presumably genetic origin,… Read More

Sleep problems in children: when is it a sign of illness?

Sleep disorders are a common problem in children. The most sensitive periods are up to four years and adolescence. Some sleep disorders can be intimidating to both the child and the parent, although they are not considered a medical problem. Others may indicate diseases that need to be treated. Finally, lack of sleep affects not only the well-being of all family members, but also the health of the child himself. MedaboutMe tells what the reasons are. Causes of childhood insomnia Insomnia or insomnia is not only a condition when a person does not sleep at all. Sleep deficiency disorder is also called insomnia: a child (or… Read More

Not Ready for School: Experts on Kids Learning Too Early

According to the Law “On Education” you can go to primary school from 6.5 years old. Everyone knows that passport age and readiness to study may not coincide. It is not for nothing that in many schools a psychologist talks to a child before an admission. But experts say that the youngest children in the class are often not just not ready – they find more different abnormalities during the examination – from ADHD and mental retardation to childhood depression. Let’s figure it out together why this happens.   Younger students are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, ID, and depression If a child cannot sit… Read More

Can a child receive melatonin: what do doctors say?

Can a child receive melatonin: what do doctors say? Anxiety, stress, as well as a free regime and a lack of self-isolation walks disrupt sleep not only in adults. And at normal times, children may suffer from insomnia, let alone the quarantine period. Many parents are already looking for options for “mild sleeping pills” for themselves – and the choice often falls on dietary supplements.  Melatonin, the sleep hormone, is considered one of the good options – although it has many limitations and side effects. Is it worth giving it to a child who cannot sleep? Here’s what experts say on this score.  What… Read More

Child development problems: disorders in children aged 4-6 years

When to show your child to a child psychiatrist: behaviors and symptoms that should alert you Delayed psychoverbal development It often happens that with a delay in psycho-speech development, parents seek help at the age of 4 and later, when, for example, the kindergarten reports that the child is not coping with the mass preschool program. He still confuses colors and geometric shapes, and the question of the seasons is difficult for him. At this age, the child already feels his “failure” and develops secondary neurotic traits: withdrawal, refusal to speak, anxiety, expectation of failure. He needs help, this will be done… Read More

Children with ADHD: Care Guidelines

Raising children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with several problems and characteristics. Children with this diagnosis have complex and sometimes inappropriate behavior. Parents should understand that for harmonious learning and development, such children need special care, an approach to teaching, which ultimately will give pronounced positive results. Tips for Parents When making such a diagnosis, the main task of parents and professionals is to help children reduce disruptive behavior and cope with the problems that accompany or are a consequence of ADHD. Experts have developed some fundamental tips for caring for diagnosed children to help them cope with their own… Read More