Monthly Archives: March 2016

Why Psychosomatic Disease is Common in Children

psychosomatic disease

We tend to consider our emotional world as separate from our physical world. Being sad is different to having a stomach bug; emotional pain is different to physical pain. But the reality of psychosomatic disease turns that thinking on its

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The Six Steps To Being Happy

being happy

What would you give in exchange for true happiness? Would you believe me if I told you there are some simple steps to being happy? Being happy is one of the most basic human desires. But, no matter who you

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The “No No” Child

the no no child

During toddlerhood, children experience increased control and mastery over their own bodies. They also realize that they can manipulate their parents’ emotional reactions and feel empowered and omnipotent. Power struggles emerge between parent and child. Rachel, aged two and a

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How to Handle Toddler Tantrums

toddler tantrums

The terrible twos are fraught with toddler tantrums. As a parent, what is the best resolution? Little Luke is two years and six months old. In general, he is a good natured toddler. He has a big smile that charms

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