One of Jean Jacques Rousseau’s philosophies was the notion that children’s personality development is influenced by the internal forces (i.e. temperament), criticizing the institutions and the society for limiting children’s freedom of exploring the environment.
To some point in our lives, we all hopelessly fall in love or feel uncontrollably attracted to somebody to the point of where we no longer have a control of our feelings or of our body’s reactions. Daydreaming, sweaty hands, increased heartbeat, flushed red cheeks and heavy breathing are few of the signs that we are in love.
When raising a child, parents tend to focus on providing the essential survival basics and quality education with the purpose of creating the best opportunities that could allow their offspring to develop into an independent, accomplished adult.
The current and uncertain economic climate seems to raise concerns for future parents when planning their parenthood. The costs of living have been rising tremendously in the last decades, while the wages have been stagnating or increasing at a slow rate. Taking this economic situation into account, couples may feel concerned about how they be able to provide the basic and necessary elements for their children. Such concerns are also amplified by the recent figures of The Centre for Economics and Business Research, which indicate that the overall costs of raising a child to the age of 21 costs approximately £200,000. The costs have been explained as it follows:
- £74,430 for education
- £70,466 for childcare
- £10,942 for clothing
- £19,000 for food
- £14,195 others
Veganism has recently become a worldwide lifestyle adopted by nearly 550,000 Britons in the last decade according to a recent survey. Apparently, the followers of the diet are mostly adults under 34, who report “feeling healthier and fitter”. Moreover, medical specialists note that a carefully planned vegan diet may potentially prevent the development of various diseases such as cancer, heart attacks, diabetes or osteoporosis.
Have you ever looked at somebody who effortlessly seems to attract admiration and you wonder what is the secret behind his/her attraction? Well, believe it or not, each individual is attractive and holds a secret “weapon” that can successfully work, but the key to its success does not exist in its existence, but rather in the mentality of the possessor.
In a previous article, we briefly discussed possible physical/emotional advantages and disadvantages of pregnancies after the age of 35 since reports indicate that first-time parents of the 2000s are older compared to the past generations. As the clinicians and psychologists continue researching the implications of late parenthood, there is another question that requires answers: how is late parenthood affecting children’s development?
The meaning of physical death is soul’s separation from the body and the world. However, as humans we do not experience only physical death, but also a spiritual one, which happens while we are alive.
Pregnancy and motherhood are two life experiences that certainly change every woman. The arrival of a cute little soul in the family will start a new chapter in a couple’s life, filling it up with joy and love.
Similar to other drugs like cocaine, marijuana or cannabis, alcohol contains chemical compounds which can cause negative long-term effects on mental and physical health. Although alcohol abuse is influenced by multiple factors, consumption of alcohol during adolescence is significantly influenced by parents’ attitude and behaviour about drinking.