Why Do Children Lie? The Science of Deceptive Behavior

Child lying refers to children displaying varying degrees of deceptive behavior in a social situation. Why do children lie? Children have been observed lying as early as age 2 and their deceptive skills increase sharply as they mature into adolescence. Those who have advanced cognitive skills for their age have an increased tendency to begin lying at earlier ages. Children may lie for various…

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8 Ways Girls with Low Self-Esteem Struggle Later in Life

We all struggle in life, but girls with low self-esteem endure these struggles much differently than boys. We endure pressure every single day of our lives, let's face it. Although we might not recognize it, we’re always expected to do something, be something, or prove something. These struggles just file right in line with all the other struggles we endure just to keep…

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Child Neglect: Its Types, Causes and Long-Lasting Effects

Child neglect is a form of child abuse and is a deficit in meeting a child's basic needs. This includes the failure to provide adequate health care, supervision, clothing, nutrition, housing as well as their physical, emotional, social, educational and safety needs. Society generally believes there are necessary behaviors a caregiver must provide in order for a child to develop physically, socially, and emotionally. Causes…

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Is Your Child Bullying Others in School? 6 Signs & What to Do

Parents find it hard to believe that their typically angelic children would torment their friends in school. Their angels, much to their dismay, are monsters who indulge in child bullying. With the internet being so pervasive, bullying has taken new forms. Bullies not only harm their victims physically but also emotionally. 6 Signs That Your Child Is Bullying Others How do you know…

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What Is Secure Attachment & How to Promote It in Your Relationship

Secure attachment develops in childhood. This means that adult relationships either thrive or struggle according to how we were raised. From an early age, we learn to develop relationships with other people in our lives. These relationships can either be secure or insecure attachments depending on how we are treated. It starts with our parents who reinforce our attachment by how they raise…

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Teens and Peer Pressure: How to Protect Your Child from Bad Influences

As a parent, how can you know when peer pressure has adverse effects on your teen? And most importantly, how to protect them from it? Parenting can be a daunting task with trying to juggle everything in life plus raise children to be good people. Peer pressure and its effects can play an important role in your teen’s present as well as future…

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3 Things a Co-dependent Parent Does and How It Affects Children

A co-dependent parent is usually an individual who did not get their emotional or physical needs met during childhood. This has led them to impose their needs onto their own children. Co-dependency is a psychological concept that refers to anyone who feels extremely dependent on their loved ones. This dependency makes a co-dependent parent feel completely responsible for their loved one's happiness and…

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7 Signs That You Are Living in the Past without Even Knowing It

How can you move forward when you’re living in the past? You can’t, and sometimes you don’t even understand what you’re doing. However, there are ways to catch onto this negative habit. I catch myself living in the past when I think about my childhood. I also recognize this bad habit when I think about all the positive experiences gone by, especially when…

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Man Gives a Unique Christmas Gift to His 9-Year-Old Daughter – Here Is His Letter

This man’s unique Christmas gift to his 9-year-old daughter will teach you an important life lesson. Here is his full letter to his daughter. At Christmas time, it’s easy to get swept away in the hustle and bustle of shopping for presents and the confusion of trying to figure out what to get everyone. Yet, when we are trying to shop for our…

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15 Signs That You Have Controlling Parents and How to Deal with Them

All parents want the best for their children. They want their young ones to turn out to be upstanding, knowledgeable adults who contribute to society. Some parents, believing that their adult children are too inexperienced to make decisions, pull all stops to manage their lives. They inadvertently become "monster parents".  Many of them interfere with their children's activities and relationships. Others become pushy…

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