Parent-child attachment relationship || Relación de apego entre padres e hijos

What is the parent-child attachment relationship? In his theory of attachment, Bowlby described the parent-child attachment relationship as a connection between a child and parent that helps keep the child safe and nurtured. Through repeated interactions with their parents, children learn how parents will respond to their needs (e.g., if they cry will the caregiver… Continue reading Parent-child attachment relationship || Relación de apego entre padres e hijos

Coercive Parent-Child Interaction Cycle || Ciclo de interacción coercitiva entre padres e hijos

What is a coercive parent-child interaction cycle? Externalizing behaviors, such as tantrums, are common in young children. However, if these behaviors persist long term they can have negative immediate and long-term impacts on the child and their family (e.g., externalizing behaviour has been linked to poor social and academic performance, increased parental stress) [1-4]. In… Continue reading Coercive Parent-Child Interaction Cycle || Ciclo de interacción coercitiva entre padres e hijos

The importance of play || La importancia del juego

Praise the behavior you want to see more of. One behavior that is often undervalued and under reinforced (i.e., praised) is play behavior. Play is a behavior that all children engage in and so it can be taken for granted. However, research has found that play is important for cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development… Continue reading The importance of play || La importancia del juego

Emotion regulation || Regulación emocional

Emotional regulation is the ability to regulate your emotions in order to achieve a goal (e.g., feeling afraid of public speaking, but doing it anyway because you have to in order to pass an exam). Emotions can be regulated intrinsically (by yourself) or extrinsically (by someone else). During infancy, babies rely primarily on extrinsic emotional… Continue reading Emotion regulation || Regulación emocional

Anxiety disorders || Desórdenes de ansiedad

What is anxiety? Anxiety is an emotion that everyone experiences and like other emotions it serves a purpose. The purpose of anxiety is to alert us to danger. When we encounter something that we perceive as dangers (e.g., a dog, an oncoming car, presenting in front of a large group of people) we experience the… Continue reading Anxiety disorders || Desórdenes de ansiedad

What to praise: Home || Que elogiar: en el hogar

Below is a list of common behaviors children engage in at home along with examples of how to praise these behaviors. BehaviorLabelled praisePlaying nicelyAwesome job playing nicely with your toysDrawing/colouringNice drawing/ awesome colouringGetting dressedGreat job getting dressed on your ownGetting dressed - with helpI like how you let mummy/daddy help you put your shirt onFollowing… Continue reading What to praise: Home || Que elogiar: en el hogar