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Positive Parenting

Articles Parental Issues

Parenting is probably one of the most enduring and committed choices one can take in life. There is no better example in life where one’s rights come inseparably with a series of responsibilities. We believe that although we all have the right to be parents, not all of us are equipped to be capable parents. […]

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Childhood Bullying including Cyber Bullying

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Bullying is an increasing problem in society today. Bullying occurs by and against children, by and against adults, and now remotely via electronic mediums such as the internet, mobile phone and text messaging. Being a bully and being bullied have now been firmly linked in studies to a variety of detrimental mental health conditions for […]

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Sexting

Articles Parental Issues Sexual Issues

Sexting Society has been recently confronted with the phenomena of “Sexting” which is one further manifestion of the increasing sexualisation and earlier loss of childhood in our children. “Sexting” is the recent phenomena of an under-age child taking photos of themselves naked, in sexual pose, or in a sexual act, and sending these pictures onto […]

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Oral Attachment Phase of Childhood

Articles Parental Issues

A newborn child is totally dependent on its mother for its physical, emotional, energetic and internal bodily system regulatory needs. Our evolution has not proceeded at the rate of sociological evolution. In 200 years we as a society have gone from being an Agrarian based culture with varying degrees of a nuclear and extended family […]

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Loss of Childhood and Sexualisation of Children

Articles Parental Issues Sexual Issues

Society has recently been confronted with the phenomena of “Sexting” which is one further manifestation of the increasing sexualisation and earlier loss of childhood in our children. It is an accepted psychological truth that a person’s early years, if they are good, sustain a person throughout their life, just as a bad childhood damages them. […]

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Impaired Early Attachment

Articles Parental Issues

The mother-child bond is predicated on both the mother and child remaining available and present to each other when interacting during this 18 month odd period. This is often not the case in our modern society. For several reasons this critical mother-child bond is prematurely broken and replaced with a trauma inducing replacement, or a […]

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General Needs of Children in a Family

Articles Parental Issues

The concept of abuse is now more accepted as being more common than once thought, and often spanning across generations of families. Victims of abuse may not be aware that the family system they were raised in was dysfunctional or that the way in which they were parented included some abusive dynamics. This is because […]

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Parenting Styles Debate

Articles Parental Issues

Parenting Styles Debate by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2012 The choice of being a parent is one of the most important and life style challenging decisions an adult will make in their life. A decision such as this often will be made in the face of one or […]

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Bullying

Articles Parental Issues Relationship Issues

Bullying by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2011 Bullying is an increasing problem in society today. Bullying occurs by and against children, by and against adults, and now remotely via electronic mediums such as the internet, mobile phone, social media and text messaging. Being a bully and being bullied […]

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The Impact of Child Sexual Abuse

Articles Parental Issues Sexual Issues

The Impact of Child Sexual Abuse by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2010 BACKGROUND  Western society is undergoing an epidemic of reported childhood sexual abuse. Various authors attribute this to several causes, including the lifting of the stigma and shame of sexual abuse as a topic of conversation, better […]

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