Kairen Cullen

Introducing Child Psychology

Embrace the ups and downs of parenting.
Guided by experts in children's development, explore new approaches to parenting, understand how they can benefit your family and learn how to put them into practice straight away.
Accepting that every child is unique, and that parenting is a continuous learning process, educational psychologist and parenting expert Dr Kairen Cullen explains how best to understand your child and respond to their needs.
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  • Dina Norsholatihas quoted8 years ago
    All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
    Leo Tolstoy
  • zinniahas quoted3 years ago
    Defenceless as babies are, they have mothers at their command, families to protect the mothers, societies to support the structure of families, and traditions to give a cultural continuity to systems of tending and training.
  • zinniahas quoted3 years ago
    later strong relationships and emotional experiences throughout life contribute to the individual’s psychosocial development.

    The third point is evident in the contribution of Donald Winnicott’s ideas to the work of psychotherapists. In their work, therapists seek to re-create the qualities of the early ideal mother-and-infant relationship as a way of healing older children and adults and forming psychological well-being and health. In essence, this ideal relationship offers love and playfulness, something Winnicott referred to as a ‘play space’, in combination with encouragement to be independent and self-aware.

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