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How to deal with children's friendships

How to deal with children's friendships

Friendships are important for psychosocial development of children and enable the acquisition of skills in group living. This social contact allows the child or adolescent to know more about himself and the world. Learning is constructed as the child matures, and in this process he grasps notions such as limits, respect, similarities and differences, competition, and solidarity.

The child is born with part of his personality formed by parental genetic traits; traits change according to what the child lives and with the relationships that it establishes with the world. Everything the child observes, perceives or interacts with will, to a greater or lesser extent, influence the formation of his personality. One can not leave aside the way the child interprets what he sees and hears, because it is his interpretation of reality that influences the formation of his personality.

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Children should be educated with values chosen by their parents from infancy, and not after they are grown up, at a time when they will need to make these values. Likewise, the choice of good friendships should be taught - by the example of the parents themselves. When children begin their friendship ties, by the age of 3 or 4, parents should be present, mediating the relationships of children with their friends in times of discord. Over time, parents should move away as soon as they realize that their children can solve their differences on their own with their friends. During adolescence, parental involvement is much more limited, but this does not mean that they should distance themselves. In such cases, frank and open dialogue is the best way to deal with the choices of friendships of the children.

Whether in childhood or adolescence, parents should always be attentive to their children's friendships. Knowing friends, making them close to the family and maintaining the limits of non-invasive respect contribute to these relationships. Parents may interfere with their chosen friends if they find that they are seriously harmful to their children. In any case, this must be done through honest dialogue between parents and children.


8 Common questions about skin allergy in infants

8 Common questions about skin allergy in infants

The skin of the baby is much more delicate than that of the adult. "At birth, the baby presents the dermis 40-60% less than the adult. This may increase the absorption of some substances and also the chance of irritation," says pediatric dermatologist Ana Elisa Kiszewski Bau, associate professor of Dermatology of the Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre and member of the Society of Pediatrics of Rio Grande do Sul.

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32.3% Of Brazilian children consume soft drinks before the age of two, according to IBGE

32.3% Of Brazilian children consume soft drinks before the age of two, according to IBGE

The data from the third National Health Survey (PNS) deal with the consumption of sugars and fats by children. According to the survey, 60.8% of children under two years of age eat biscuits, biscuits, and cakes and 32.3% of children with the same age group consume soda or artificial juices. The data also indicate that despite of the parents include industrialized or sugar-filled foodstuffs for infants from an early age, they continue to be breastfed after six months of age (before that, breastfeeding should be exclusive).

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