Parenting, Children and the Classroom

Father Attachment Predicts Adolescent Girls’ Social and Emotional Development

Posted by on 04/01/2014 at 3:48 pm

The principle focus of research on parental attachment and involvement has been about mothers and their young children, with the role of fathers relatively neglected. In addition, the study of father–child relational processes during the adolescent period has been meager, compared to mother–child influences during adolescence. The few studies on father–adolescent relationships rarely focus on [...]

Fatherhood – Being the Best Father You Can Be

Posted by on 02/07/2014 at 4:13 pm

“Fatherhood is a very natural thing; it’s not something that shakes up my life but rather enriches it.” ~ Andrea Bocelli Today’s culture is making it easier and easier to be a “father.”  While children continue to be neglected, research is showing that there is an incline in the number of fathers who are actively [...]

The Effects of Eating Disorders

Posted by on 12/06/2013 at 12:02 pm

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” ~ A. A. Milne Eating is a natural and an essential part of life.  The function of food is to nourish the body, but was created to be enjoyed by human beings, as well.  For many, few thoughts are more exaggerated or [...]

The Effects of Belittling

Posted by on 09/27/2013 at 4:03 pm

“A strong man cannot help a weaker unless the weaker is willing to be helped, and even then the weak man must become strong of himself; he must, by his own efforts, develop the strength which he admires in another. None but himself can alter his condition.”            ~ James Allen We most commonly associate abuse [...]

Personal Empowerment

Posted by on 08/30/2013 at 2:52 pm

“A strong man cannot help a weaker unless the weaker is willing to be helped, and even then the weak man must become strong of himself; he must, by his own efforts, develop the strength which he admires in another. None but himself can alter his condition.”                                                                                    ~ James Allen We associate empowerment with the [...]

Sexualization of Children

Posted by on 12/14/2012 at 1:59 pm

Our society has become a cesspool of sexualization and the minimization of sexualization. The aim of sexualization is typically the commercialization of product or trade.  Sexualization goes beyond the borders of Hollywood and Bollywood.  Sexualization ensues the very fabric of our human collective consciousness.  It has become acceptable to see a young girl or boy [...]

Why do we give more thought to what brand of jeans to buy than a career plan?

Posted by on 12/05/2012 at 2:58 pm

“Too many of the young and jobless have given more thought to what brand of jeans to buy than their career plan,” writes Neil Sandell in an article entitled Career education lacking in Canada  in the Atkinson Series on youth unemployment published in the Toronto Star. It’s not just youth who suffer from lack of [...]

Conversations Concerning Sex and Sexuality

Posted by on 11/28/2012 at 2:56 pm

The mind of a child is a precious thing.  Parents frequently struggle with knowing when, why, and how to discuss sex and sexuality with their child.  Parents may have a wide range of questions themselves pertaining to the timing, the nature, and appropriateness of such conversations.     When is it appropriate to discuss sex and sexuality [...]

Child Favoritism

Posted by on 11/19/2012 at 1:21 pm

What is favoritism? Favoritism in simple, is the intentional or unintentional preferential treatment of an individual or group of persons.  Parents who favor one child over another, are subscribing to the notion that one child is better behaved, more attractive, similar in personality to the favoring parent, or they have preferred kinship.   Favoritism is commonly [...]

The Psychology of Halloween

Posted by on 10/31/2012 at 3:58 pm

“If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.”                                                                                                        ~ Doug Coupland The Psychology of Halloween has long been debated because of the terror associated with the holiday.  Halloween has indeed a twofold agenda:  freighting and terrorizing, as well as, playful and fantasy.  THE [...]