Alfred Adler, an Austrian psychiatrist, believed that birth order played a significant role in shaping an individual’s personality & behaviour. He suggested that a person’s birth order position in their family could influence their psychological development & subsequent relationships. This “positional psychology” can be disrupted when two families become one. When it comes to stepfamilies, […]
Britain’s ‘freedom day’ will come on July 19, says the government but like anything important, like going through a divorce, bereavement or a redundancy – it’s usually a process not an event. When we experience change, we move from what we’ve known and done to a period of transition as we adapt & begin to […]
Do you know the difference between ‘Encouragement & Praise’ and the BIG difference it can make to your child’s confidence?
Rudolf Dreikurs the eminent psychiatrist and parent educator said, “A child needs encouragement like a plant needs water.” In other words, encouragement is essential to raising happy, confident, resilient children. Of course, children won’t die without encouragement, but they’ll certainly wither. They need encouragement to blossom and bloom. Since encouragement is such an essential […]
I am part of a Group called The Adler Café as I study the psychology of Alfred Adler as part of my continued professional development and we meet up monthly through Zoom since lockdown. Alfred Adler was an Austrian physician and psychiatrist who is best-known for forming the school of thought known as Individual […]
With the wonderful announcement of the pregnancy of The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge’s 3rd child I’ve been interviewed a great deal about the phenomenon often called the “Middle Child Syndrome,” which tries to explain how birth order affects every aspect of a child’s life. Dr. Alfred Adler, an Austrian psychoanalyst, first brought the effect […]
‘Verruca Salt’ Parenting – The Disservice of Pampered Kids There has been a lot of social media interest in this article in the Daily Mail by my friend Dr. Amanda Gummer. The middle class parents making their little darlings’ lives a misery – by never telling them… no! Overindulged children struggle in the classroom, says […]
I love learning & I suppose I would describe myself as a ‘Life Long Learner’ as I am inquisitive, curious & interested in learning what makes me tick, how I can be better & how I can develop more skills to pass onto the parents & children I work with. When I attended my […]