Small children.

The lectures of the famous British child psychiatrist and psychoanalyst addressed to pediatricians, internists, obstetricians, nurses, and, of course, parents. For parents and expectant moms and dads – this book is immensely important because it relieves the unfounded anxiety and instills confidence. It describes and analyzes motherhood as it is, without horror and embellishment. For example, the feeling of total absorption in newborn, bordering on extinction of self, depression and irritation, fear of being “a bad mother”, the strange behavior of the child.

Professionals will be pleasantly surprised or, conversely, puzzled and a little shocked, but I’ll get food for thought.

Probably, Winnicott was also a kind man.

It is difficult to write the Foreword to the book, which is not like him, but maybe even harder to the one that is admired. I want to use some superlatives, and I think, I myself would this Preface did not believe. But what to do if the book of Winnicott is really an absolutely unique phenomenon in the psychological and psychoanalytic literature, and his figure is seen standing at the gates of modern non-classical analysis may be a kind of measure things.

I remember such a case: Continue reading

About parenting

Today, when the whole world celebrates the international children’s day . we turned to the pastor of the Moscow Central Baptist Church (near spare parts market) Sergey Nikolaevich Zolotarevsky with the request to share your views about the principles and methods of upbringing children.

What are the principles and methods of education of children in a Christian family?

As the gospel says, children should be brought up in the fear of the Lord. This implies that in a Christian family, the child with mother’s milk absorbs the atmosphere, a discipline, a mode of the day. From infancy he sees that on the day of Sunday, when the whole family goes to Church. The example of parents should be the basis of education. I believe that children should be taught to pray, the child must be present in those moments when the family reads the Word of God when praying. The lifestyle of the parents, must shape the lives of the youngest members of the family.

To three years a child develops rapidly, absorbing like a sponge all that he sees around. From three to seven years, he must be “slave” . that is, be in complete obedience. With one hand parents should not “to irritate their children” . but Scripture also says: “don’t spare the rod for his own son” Continue reading

Some more tips for parents of schoolchildren

1. Good or bad parenting – it can be reliably judged by can the child say, “I happy !”

2. Not too rely on own example, alas, only bad examples are contagious. The example is of course important, but only if you respect your child.

3. Your child seeking freedom from your parents? So, in the family something is not right, in a good family children feel free, they don’t come to rebel against their parents.

4. We are not the masters of their children’s lives, we cannot know their fate.

We do not yet know what is good and what is bad for their future, so we will be careful in all decisions that may affect the way the child. Continue reading

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