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

Managing Quarrels in Relationships
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Post No.: 0495   Furrywisepuppy says:   One of the silliest things to do is expect other people to be psychic! If you have a grievance then talk about it candidly and clearly (so not in coded hints) and with … Read More

Balancing Work and Home Life
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Post No.: 0468   Furrywisepuppy says:   There’s far more to contributing to a relationship than who brings home the most money. Money is easy to quantify but housework, raising children and so forth (stuff that women traditionally do more … Read More

A Deeper and Truer Kind of Love
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Post No.: 0462   Fluffystealthkitten says:   A big part of romantic love is letting yourself fall in love for another. Both love and fear make the heart beat faster and so they can be potentially confused with one another. … Read More

The Enormous Social Value of Gifts
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Post No.: 0457   Furrywisepuppy says:   Perhaps strangely when viewed on the face of it – people are far more willing to do something for free than do the exact same thing for a very small amount of money. … Read More

Academic Acceleration for Schoolchildren
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Post No.: 0451   Furrywisepuppy says:   We looked at the pros and cons of preschool and home-schooling in Post No.: 0422. We’ll now look at academic acceleration, which could be an option for schoolchildren whose academic performances are substantially … Read More

Keeping a Romantic Relationship Fresh and Making it Last
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Post No.: 0432   Furrywisepuppy says:   At the beginning of a romantic relationship, it is a time of great excitement! But fast forward many years later and routines and familiarity – although comforting – typically become dull and prosaic. … Read More

Preschools, and School Versus Home-Schooling
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Post No.: 0422   Furrywisepuppy says:   Individual preschools and nursery schools vary considerably in what they offer hence it’s tricky to say in general terms whether they’re worth it or not. But from the experimental design studies that exist, … Read More

Squabbling Siblings, Loving Siblings
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Post No.: 0412   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Siblings frequently squabble with each other, particularly when young, and this is totally normal! Sisters and brothers who are within a couple of years apart in age, and who share the same gender … Read More

Rules, Behaviours and Consequences
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Post No.: 0385   Furrywisepuppy says:   A child’s self-discipline is formed early in life and continues into adulthood. Neither a ‘softly-softly’ nor a ‘stern and threatening’ approach tends to work to get a child to resist temptation in the … Read More

Parenting on Children, and Children on Parenting
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Post No.: 0370   Furrywisepuppy says:   A child can ‘bring his/her parents up’ too, as it were i.e. parents respond to their children’s natural genetic inclinations too. For example, if a child likes being active then his/her parents will … Read More

Children and the Skill of Delaying Gratification
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Post No.: 0355   Furrywisepuppy says:   Adults can be bad at it too(!) but children are particularly poor at self-discipline, delaying gratification and not impulsively living for just now, hence why they tend to find it hard to resist … Read More

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