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Oppositional defiant disorder

Oppositional defiant disorder

What is oppositional defiant disorder? Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a behavioral disorder that primarily affects children and adolescents. It is characterized by a persistent pattern of defiant, hostile, and disobedient behavior toward authority figures, such as parents, teachers, or other authority figures. This behavior goes beyond the typical rebellious behaviors seen in childhood and

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Childhood disintegrative disorder

Childhood disintegrative disorder

What is Childhood Disintegrative Disorder? Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, also known as Heller's syndrome or Disintegrative Psychosis, is a rare developmental disorder. It is characterized by normal development until at least the age of two, followed by a loss of previously acquired language, social, interactive, and motor skills before the age of ten. In other words,

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Types of Infant Attachment

Types of infant attachment

What is infant attachment? Attachment is an affective bond that is established from the first moments of life between the mother and the newborn or the person in charge of her care. Its function is to ensure care, psychological development and personality formation. The establishment of infant attachment is mainly related to two systems: the

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Impact of pornography on adolescents

Impact of pornography on the mental health of adolescents

Adolescence is a period of development marked by several changes at biological, psychological, and social levels. While these changes unfold, young individuals strive to construct their identity and find their place in the world, making adolescence a critical period in many aspects. Specifically, during this stage, their sexual identity and their concept of sex will

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Don’t believe everything you see in the movies

don't believe everything you see in the movies

Dear teenager, young man or woman: Before you get scared, I want you to understand that there is nothing wrong with watching series or movies with erotic content. On the contrary, it is an incredible way to stimulate our desire. However, we must be careful, since the idea of love and sexuality that they sell

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Overprotection of parents towards their children

Overprotection of parents towards their children

What is parental overprotection of children? Overprotection is characterized by a parenting style in which parents or primary caregivers excessively attend to their children's needs and try to solve their problems even before they ask for help, usually with the intention of preventing them from suffering. It is natural and adaptive to want to provide

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Exam anxiety

Exam anxiety

"I wake up in the morning and the first thing that comes to my mind is next week's exam. I start to get nervous and my stomach knots. I'm sure I haven't prepared enough and I'll fail... I'll go blank, I'll crash. I have to start studying, but it's like a mountain for me. My

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Social phobia in adolescents and children

Social phobia in adolescents and children

What is social phobia in adolescents and children? Social anxiety disorder or social phobia is a common anxiety disorder that usually has its onset between 8 and 15 years. It can be defined as an intense and persistent fear of situations in which other people may be analyzing, evaluating or judging them. As a consequence,

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Videogames in Childhood and Adolescence

Videogames in Childhood and Adolescence

Beneficial or Harmful? Videogames have become a ubiquitous form of entertainment for children and adolescents, raising concerns about their potential impact on cognitive, social, and emotional development. While some argue that they can have significant benefits for a person's cognitive and social skill development, others express concern about possible detrimental effects, such as addiction or

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Sibling jealousy

Sibling jealousy

Symptoms of sibling jealousy Jealousy is a natural emotional response and involves a mixture of emotions that affects the whole family. It usually occurs because one of the children feels displaced in relation to the other(s). We all like to receive attention from others, in fact, it is a very important source of reinforcement and

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The danger of labeling children

Labeling children

What is the danger of labeling children? People have the tendency to label the world around us because it is useful for us to order reality and thus be able to prevent situations and respond more quickly to them. This trend extends to children. We often label children according to their behavior, for example: "you

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Responsibilities for children at home depending on age

Responsibilities for children

Incorporating responsibilities for children into family dynamics at home is essential to teach them the importance of being part of a team and helping. It also favors the development of motor skills, the creation of habits and organizational skills. In the same way, it promotes their security and self-esteem since they feel capable of achieving

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Punishment and its impact on children and parents

Punishment and its impact on children and parents

What is punishment? Punishment has been widely used to modify children's behaviour throughout history. Its use reduces the possibility that the child will repeat the inappropriate behaviour. There are different types of punishment based on removing a stimulus that is pleasant for the child (for example, not letting him/her watch television for a while) or

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DETHRONED PRINCE SYNDROME, THE ARRIVAL OF A NEW BROTHER

Dethroned Prince Syndrome

What is Dethroned Prince Syndrome? In most children the arrival of a new sibling can generate jealousy, frustration, envy and anger as they go from receiving all the attention from their parents to having to divide it. This feeling of jealousy towards the new brother is known as the Dethroned Prince Syndrome. How does the

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Children must learn to get bored

Psicología General Sanitaria Infantil Psicología Educativa Duelos y pérdidas Problemas de Adaptación Trastornos del Desarrollo Conducta Alimentaria Terapia ONLINE Inglés en Palma Mallorca

The course begins and apart from preparing all the school material, it is also time to think and plan what extracurricular activities we want our children to do. The choice of the number of activities is conditioned by the working day of the parents, but also by the belief that "doing nothing" is socially very

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CHILDREN ALSO SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION

Psicología General Sanitaria Infantil Psicología Educativa Duelos y pérdidas Problemas de Adaptación Trastornos del Desarrollo Conducta Alimentaria Terapia ONLINE Inglés en Palma Mallorca

When we talk about depression, we usually imagine an adult person with a series of symptoms, such as: sadness, loss of the ability to enjoy activities, recurrent crying ... However, depression is a very common mood disorder in children and adolescents. Despite its prevalence, it often goes unnoticed or is underestimated due to the lack

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ONLINE GROOMING: A NEW DANGER FOR TEENAGERS

Online grooming is the process through which an adult, using the means offered by the Internet, manages to involve a child in a process of sexual abuse either directly (in person) or indirectly (e.g., through the exchange of sexual content or webcam). Within the process of online grooming, elements of emotional closeness and building an

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New risks of the digital society: Sexting among teenagers

We are witnessing a series of digital transformations that are changing society as we know it, politically, economically, socially, and individually. In this context, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are an important driver of development and source of opportunities for people. Even with all the benefits it brings, the digital society also brings new challenges

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WHAT TO DO WHEN MY CHILD MISBEHAVES?

Many parents have felt frustrated when their child did not listen to them, and he or she did not behave well. In these situations, the million-dollar question arises: "What should I do when my child misbehaves? It is true that children do not come with an instruction manual and many times we need guidance to

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THE DARK SIDE OF SOCIAL NETWORKS

Every day there are more users of social networks such as Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Through these platforms, we share private information and invest time in knowing about each other. These tools have many positive aspects, as they can help us feel part of a group, reconnect with people from the past or with those

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