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How Does Language Develop?

The Journey From “Media Sensory Communication” Through Monologue Via Dialogue In everyday use, ‘language’ is usually taken to mean that which is spoken aloud. However, we communicate from birth using a range of modalities and as adults we do not

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Anorexia and its Roots in Early Childhood Experience

Anorexia affects approximately 1% of teenagers, and is more common in females. Aged fourteen, Victoria is showing signs of this affliction. She is reluctant to eat, and is concerned with gaining weight. Her primary fixation is with the maintenance of

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Why Psychosomatic Disease is Common in Children

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

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

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

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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How to Soothe Your Child’s Fear of Noises

Does your child have a fear of noises? Laura has recently given birth to her third boy, Tommy. The other two are just three and six years old, and the noise levels would be too much for many mothers to

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Does your toddler want to go it alone? Giving your toddler independence is no easy task

  Your toddler’s independence can come as a major challenge to what you thought you knew. One of the continual trials of parenting is adapting to your child’s ever-changing needs. Just as you’re getting the hang of one stage, you’re

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Stranger anxiety is normal for babies… But how should parents react?

“Stranger anxiety” is something that we can all relate to. No one ever feels perfectly comfortable when they’re around someone, or in a situation, that they’re unfamiliar with. Babies experience it at a far higher intensity than we do. Take

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