Balancing extracurricular activities and academic success is essential for a well-rounded educational experience.
The family hierarchy will vary widely, largely impacted by family cultural components such as roles, boundaries, and power dynamics.
As we celebrate caregivers in our lives, now is an appropriate time to reflect on the influence of significant caregivers, attachment styles, parenting practices, and how this impacts adult attachment.
As adult children move away from dependance on their primary attachment figure and form other significant intimate relationships, we learn more about ourselves, our relational needs, and how to communicate in ways that help us feel understood, seen, and loved in relationships.
Children and teens might be asking to go to therapy and are choosing to seek out help. In other situations, a parent or caregiver is seeking out therapy either voluntarily or at the recommendation of someone.
The impact of significant stressors on families and their developing child’s environment can be lifelong since prolonged stress can create biological changes in brain chemistry.
repeated exposure to toxic stress can disrupt the developing brain and have long-term health and mental implications on early development.
Biological-factors-affecting-child-development genetic predisposition to mental health, neurochemistry, gender, and overall physical health.
The DSM-5 defines expressed emotion as a qualitative measure of the “amount” of emotion.
Summer offers new opportunities of growth for children, especially in the area of social and emotional development which is one of the four main areas of development (the other three include motor/ physical development, cognitive development, and communication/ language).