The Psychologist’s Corner

    • Dolly (not her real name) was brought by her mom in the clinic because she did not want to go to school anymore. She was transferred to another school but the same thing happened, she only attended class once. arts-healing I recommended that she be admitted to therapy. And part of Dolly’s interve ...

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    • special-dads I arrived for lunch last Friday with Oido, my 5 year old son, crying in his mommy’s office. I learned that she scolded him because he just barged in and accused her of something that she did not understand. special-dads Only when I arrived did she realize that Oido was frustrated ...

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    • middle-child-syndrome I am a middle child. And yes I can attest to the effects on the personality if you were born second or third among siblings. But not all of these effects are unhealthy. As a matter of fact, research shows that middle children possess characteristics which are uniquely necessar ...

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    • Of Condoms and Sex sex-education Sex-Education - The DOH has started to strengthen its campaign on implementing the Reproductive Health Law, and I heard on the radio that they plan to distribute or make available condoms to students as part of the strategy to prevent unwanted pregnancies and contr ...

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    • In our age where people seemed to have lost their sense of right and wrong, how do we teach our children good moral character? It is imperative for us parents to make sure that our children are grounded so that they navigate life with a clear set of values and ideals, otherwise, we cannot hope for a ...

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    • What makes couples happy? Among the several patterns that emerged, there is one thing that many of us parents may find quite interesting: that of having children. High profile research in recent years suggested that couples who have children are less happy than their unmarried counterparts. There ...

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    • Dear Sons, I can’t help but ponder on how fast you have grown up. Looking back, I realized that I’m starting to miss the days when you were younger and so dependent on us. Soon, I’ll not be able to wrestle with the three of you, you’d be much stronger. But I’m excited to see that as we ...

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    • Indeed, the coming of January brings about a sense of newness, a start off with a clean slate. And with renewed vigor and excitement, we look forward to doing the things that we were not able to do the past year and change whatever it is we want to change this year. While I am not a fan of forma ...

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    • It’s another year! And if there is anything we would like to have and be this year, that would be happiness. For 2017, let us strive to be happier and more productive. And research has revealed to us the many simple ways to be happier. You don’t have to win the lotto, or get married, or be ...

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    • All of us know children need love. The prescription sounds simple and clear, yet countless children whose parents care deeply feel unloved. How can this be? Because we think that loving them is enough without knowing if they feel loved at all. It is the child’s feeling of being loved or u ...

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