Articles by Doris Omdahl

Separation Anxiety in Children

Posted by on Jul 21, 2012 in Articles by Doris Omdahl | Comments Off on Separation Anxiety in Children

Separation Anxiety in Children What is Separation Anxiety? Separation Anxiety is a phase in the development of a child. It usually occurs between the ages of one and three. While going through this phase, the child does not want to be separated from his parents and becomes extremely distressed when this happens. It is normal for small children to experience some degree of anxiety when separated from their parents. Children slowly learn that when parents leave, they do return. A lack of fear in the first few months of life shows that the infant does not discriminate yet among adults who are around him and that he did not develop a strong attachment to a particular person...

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Cultural Adjustment

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Cultural Adjustment This was not the first time she was visiting her country. In the twenty two years she had been in the United States, she had made this trip several times. However, this was the first time she became so aware of her cultural identity and the cultural adjustment she had undergone. When, towards the end of the flight, she was given the Immigration Card to enter her country, she was puzzled to find herself struggling before the question: “What is your Citizenship?” Culture refers to those values, beliefs, codes of behavior and ways of doing things which have been developed by people over a period of time. It is a historical and evolutionary process. ...

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Separation Anxiety In Children

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012 in Articles by Doris Omdahl | 0 comments

Separation Anxiety in Children What is Separation Anxiety? Separation Anxiety is a phase in the development of a child. It usually occurs between the ages of one and three. While going through this phase, the child does not want to be separated from his parents and becomes extremely distressed when this happens. It is normal for small children to experience some degree of anxiety when separated from their parents. Children slowly learn that when parents leave, they do return. A lack of fear in the first few months of life shows that the infant does not discriminate yet among adults who are around him and that he did not develop a strong attachment to a particular person...

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