Early Childhood, Mental Health, Prevention

E-Thoughts: Nurturing Healthy Relationships At An Early Age.

As a therapist and a parent, I often think about how to teach children (my own included) to learn as much as they can about their bodies so that they can have a positive sexual health. How do I nurture and strengthen our communication so that if they were ever victims of any type of abuse (emotionally, physically or mentally) they could feel safe enough to Continue reading “E-Thoughts: Nurturing Healthy Relationships At An Early Age.”

Early Childhood, Mental Health, Parenting

Preventing Sibling Rivalry During Early Childhood

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Early childhood relationships such as (parent, sibling, grandparents, etc.) can serve as a template for all future adult relationships. Through these early childhood interactions, a child learns about boundaries, safety, sharing, and the foundations of forming attachments.  These relationship models provide us with learning opportunities. A child may observe their parent’s behavior across several social settings. Through observation and trial and error they may learn how to create and maintain those relationships. Continue reading “Preventing Sibling Rivalry During Early Childhood”