What We Find Attractive
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Post No.: 0785   Furrywisepuppy says:   Physical attractiveness can be influenced by a culture that believes, for instance, that thin versus curvy bodies, or tanned versus pale complexions, are most ideal. But what people find attractive is ultimately an … Read More

‘Happily Ever After’ Takes More Than Just Your Wedding Day
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Post No.: 0771   Furrywisepuppy says:   A thriving romantic relationship isn’t just about remembering and attending to Valentine’s Days, wedding anniversaries, birthdays and other special days – it’s about being conscientious and considerate to your partner every single day. … Read More

Co-Sleeping, and Letting Your Child Cry at Night
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Post No.: 0752   Furrywisepuppy says:   A child’s sleep requirement changes significantly with age. The amount decreases gradually from infancy onwards, but increases slightly again during puberty, then decreases after that into adulthood.   Newborns need about 14-18 hours/day. … Read More

Contrasting Love and Lust
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Post No.: 0747   Furrywisepuppy says:   As a broad generation regarding romantic relationships – lust evolved for having the drive to want sex, which has the primary purpose of reproducing offspring, because humans reproduce sexually; and romantic love evolved … Read More

Independence and Self-Reliance
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Post No.: 0735   Furrywisepuppy says:   Fostering independence is vitally important for a child’s development. However, parents are increasingly protective and reluctant to let their children explore on their own. This is somewhat understandable, yet some of the perceived … Read More

Single Parents and Religious Upbringings
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Post No.: 0715   Fluffystealthkitten says:   The relationship between family structure and child moral development is unclear, not least because how to measure morality is controversial – different people and cultures can have different values and what counts as … Read More

How to Survive a Break-Up or Rejection
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Post No.: 0698   Furrywisepuppy says:   Some say ‘it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all’ – but try telling that to someone who’s still reeling from a break-up(!)   A broken … Read More

Sharing, Fairness and Honesty in Children
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Post No.: 0685   Furrywisepuppy says:   Even for adults, sharing doesn’t always come easily, even if a sense of fairness does. People can differ in what they consider as fair but everyone will have an opinion on what’s fair. … Read More

It Takes Time for a Child’s Executive Function to Develop
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Post No.: 0674   Furrywisepuppy says:   Even when adults understand what will be good for them, they can still repeatedly do many things that they know will result in negative consequences for them despite their better judgement – such … Read More

Risk-Taking Behaviours, Sex Education and Consent
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Post No.: 0639   Furrywisepuppy says:   Adolescents can be extremely overconfident in their own abilities and put themselves across as know-it-alls. Not all but too many (males in particular) will braggadociously believe they can beat anyone in a fight. … Read More

Spanking, Smacking and Corporal Punishment
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Post No.: 0628   Furrywisepuppy says:   Some parents treat other children way better than their own because they believe that being harsher on their own children will shape them better. But this risks harming their mental health. You want … Read More

Kids Copy, So We Need to Lead by Example
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Post No.: 0605   Furrywisepuppy says:   ‘Joint attention’ is the shared focus of two individuals on an object. One way this can be achieved is by one person gazing at another person, pointing to an object and then returning … Read More

Both Strong and Weak Ties are Crucial
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Post No.: 0595   Furrywisepuppy says:   Regarding our friends, colleagues, acquaintances and other relationships, strong ties are the ties we have with those we strongly trust and whom make us feel less lonely and more socially supported. But a … Read More

Understanding Why Children Are Often Impulsive
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Post No.: 0586   Fluffystealthkitten says:   For a less stressful time at parenting and to be less unnecessarily harsh on one’s children – parents must understand how moral reasoning develops in children and when. Meow.   Even infants are … Read More

Childhood Development and Milestones
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Post No.: 0581   Furrywisepuppy says:   Humans have a relatively long infant period – they’re born ‘less polished and finished’ when ‘fresh out of the box’ compared to other known animals. The disadvantage is that they’re helpless for much … Read More

Hey Boys, Hey Girls, Here We Grow!
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Post No.: 0560   Furrywisepuppy says:   As far as we can currently tell, there seem to be no fundamental neurological or structural differences between the brains of newborn boys and girls, thus some people contest whether gender identities are … Read More

Appearance and Sexual Attraction
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Post No.: 0555   Fluffystealthkitten says:   We tend to see that, as the basic necessities become easier to secure within a country, as the environment and life becomes less tough – people gradually dedicate more time towards their own … Read More

Sticking Together and Emotional Divorce
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Post No.: 0531   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Fundamentally – in a marriage or long-term relationship – the big life and family goals of both partners must be aligned otherwise they might as well part ways. Problems include if the decision … Read More

The Influences and Effects of Our Peers
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Post No.: 0520   Furrywisepuppy says:   Children often experience social rejection from their peers, but different children handle it differently. Rejected-aggressive children (as opposed to rejected-withdrawn children) often underestimate how rejected they are by their peers – meaning that … Read More

Children, Screen Time and Social Media
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Post No.: 0499   Furrywisepuppy says:   Computers became (even more) a necessity during the pandemic. They’ve been vital to help children continue their education and continue connecting with their friends. Underprivileged children without computers and internet connections have lost … Read More

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