Child Development

Self-Liberating Teenager

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Your teenager is gradually exiting childhood. For many parents this period is very challenging. It is a parenting test. Has your teenager accumulated enough sense of security and is ready to go to the world without any supervision on your part? Or is he looking for the security of peer approval? If this is so, […]

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Self-Liberating School-Age Child

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There are many theories of child development. However we consider the child’s development as self-liberation. A child is liberating himself from dependencies and fears moving toward freedom. He goes through the infant, toddler, preschooler, school-age, and teenage stages. In this article we discuss the major challenges a school-age child faces in his self-liberation: testing social skills and […]

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Self-Liberating Preschooler

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Child development is a process of a child liberating from dependencies and fears toward freedom. On her way to independence a child goes through the infant, toddler, preschooler, school-age, and teenage stages. A preschooler continues to be introduced and learns to communicate with the world. The new ability to talk expands her freedom to explore […]

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Self-Liberating Toddler

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Human development is a process of self-liberation from dependencies of any kind toward freedom. This process starts at birth, and ideally, it never ends. During the first exciting year of life an infant liberates himself from dependence on adults toward independence. From what he has learned already the most visible is his new ability to […]

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Self-Liberating Infant?

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Self-liberation is a process of human development, where one liberates oneself from dependencies of any sort toward freedom. While this concept is generally implied to an adult, it is worth to observe, how self-liberation applies to a child’s development. The author of Parenting For Everyone, Simon Soloveychik, states that each child obtains freedom by his […]

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Child Development: Seven Stages on the Way to Freedom

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Independence is the main quality of a grown up person. What should parents know about their child’s development from a completely dependent infant into a fully responsible, independent adult? How and when do parents need to give up their supervision in order to let their child learn about freedom? There are seven stages of this […]

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