“Emerging Adulthood” Theory and Its Significance to Our Role as Parents

While laws consider 18 years as the majority age that legally turns an adolescent into a full-fledged adult, modern psychologists give a different opinion. Based on research studies conducted by neuroscientists, even if a child turns 18, he or she is just entering the stage of “emerging adulthood.” https://youtu.be/2iYWgGs9UYs Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, PhD, a Developmental Psychologist and Senior Research Scholar at Clark University, had originated the “emerging adulthood” theory. He has conducted research that led to a deeper understanding that at age 18 and up to 25 years old, young adults are still going through brain development processes. After seven years of going through that period under a reasonable environment and culture, a young legal adult can be expected to have developed the reasoning power and ability to control impulses, What Transpires During “Emerging Adulthood” Period? https://youtu.be/fv8KpQY0m6o Professor Arnett further explained that there are five aspects that make the “emerging adulthood” stage a distinct period in a young adult’s life, namely: Identity exploration Focus on...
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Is Spanking a Good Disciplinary Practice or not?

Spanking children is a heated and widely known topic being debated over the years. A lot of experts are advising against the use of corporal punishment but there are parents who firmly believe that spanking is an effective and smart disciplinary strategy. Other parents do admit that they’ve spanked their kids occasionally, particularly when they’re feeling so stressed. Whichever side they belong, all parents have to know and be meticulous in considering the possible consequences of the punishment they are giving to their child. Why Spanking? There are times that parents are spanking their kids out of desperation. When kids are misbehaving often, parents might feel that there’s no hope and are not sure of what to do. Parents who are faced in these situations may say that nothing else is working. Without implementing a consistent discipline strategy, it may feel as if spanking is the only option left. While spanking might alter children’s behaviour in short-term, it rarely brings positive impact in...
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