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Successful adaptation within a new group

Successful adaptation within a new group

New school, new class and new group – it always imposes a small stress on a child. The mentality is forced to turn on its defense mechanism against future challenges.

A child’s adaptation to a new group requires an intensive mobilization of all resources.

First of all – you have an impression to make.

Secondly – you must find out the rules of this new group.

How to prepare for the acquaintance with the new classmates?

Psychologists claim that a period from three weeks up to three month might be necessary for the full adaptation. Most certainly, the children in the new group will watch the newcomer closely and arrange some «tests» to find out whether he or she can be trusted or become a friend.

You can start practicing the presentation skills at home.

How to pass the adaptation period?

You can’t find common ground with each and everyone, and the newcomers are also often treated with suspicion.

Here are a few tips to make the adaptation process easier:

  • observe everyone with attention, since they are also observe the newcomer attentively;
  • try to keep it positive, with a good mood you have more chances to be liked;
  • take a waiting position and react moderately  to any tricks or provocations from the «long-timers»;
  • define who is the unofficial leader, since he or she will affect the formation of your relationships with others;
  • зfind out the rules established in the group and try to adhere to them, since respect to the people around you will help you find associates.

Main tricks for a successful adaptationgood mood, inter-personal and analytical skills  .

Iryna Lagoda, top-rank psychologist, Head of the CISC_Kyiv psychological service

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Storytelling as a teaching method

Storytelling as a teaching method

Language is a complex psychological process, impossible to be estimated and developed separately from thinking or perception.  Educational material provided as an interesting and exciting story favours the development of personal traits, demonstrates the uniqueness of each child’s imagination, allows demonstrating activity and creativity. Since modern children spend a lot of their time online, real-life communication becomes an art to be taught. And the storytelling method is just the right thing to apply.

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Lack of educational motivation – 10 basic reasons

Lack of educational motivation – 10 basic reasons

Many parents with children of pre-school or school age are facing the problem of their child’s lack of educational motivation. How can we form a scholar’s desire to learn? How can we keep up the internal stimulus for cognition despite all the efforts necessary for it? How can we form the educational motivation of a scholar who thinks that studying is boring?

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Integrated education for a holistic perception of the world

Integrated education for a holistic perception of the world

Integration is a universal and comprehensive process of establishing connections between the information, knowledge, fields of science, and providing their integrity and single structure.

Integration is a method for FORMING A CHILD’S HOLISTIC PERCEPTION OF THE WORLD, WHICH PROVIDES A SYSTEM OF COORDINATES THROUGH WHICH A CHILD MAY FULFIL HIS OR HER TRUE BEING IN THE WORLD.

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Choosing a future profession. What must be considered?

Choosing a future profession. What must be considered?

A good choice of profession allows a person to realize his or herself, to be needed and to be content with life. When choosing an occupation, the following apects must be taken into consideration: can, want, need.

«Want» – is our desires, interests, inclinations and personal disposition.

«Can» – is the knowledge, skills, psychological specifics and health condition.

«Need» – is the demand for the profession chosen at the labour market.

The search and understanding of every aspect expands the understanding of oneself, forms the concept of a future profession. When all three aspects are harmoniously united, a сonscious choice of profession is formed.

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Getting ready for the 1st of September – psychologist’s advice

Getting ready for the 1st of September – psychologist’s advice

How to help a child get ready for the 1st of September?


Tell your child about school life, about the events that will happen that day.

Try to spend a few days before the 1st day of September according to the school regime, i.e. with strict wakeup time and bedtime.

You can out the child’s favourite toy (if the size allows) into his or her backpack (the child will feel more calm that way).

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Children and boundaries

Children and boundaries

American scientists have coinducted a unique experiment. They invited 3-4 year old children to a well-equipped playground, and let them play as they wanted.

At first, the children moved through the whole playground, but after some time passed,  they started grouping in the middle of the playground, and such groups became more and more numerous. By the end of the first hour, all children were concentrated in the centre of the playground.

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How to develop a child’s learning motivation?

How to develop a child’s learning motivation?

Some of the parents who come to CISC say that their child has no wish to learn, and so they hope that a change of school will change the learning motivation as well. As a rule, a child does not want to attend a school in which he/she does not enjoy the school process, and thus has no interest in education.

Why do modern parents try to find a school for their children that would be alternative to traditional educational establishments?  Continue reading

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