Traditional Parenting Techniques Linked to Brain Stress

Until recently, traditional parenting techniques such as consequences, points and rewards, and spanking have been used by parents throughout the world as effective measures of correction for behaviors deemed socially inappropriate. In fact, schools continue to use all of these, including spanking, as a measure to deter problem behaviors in children. New findings from the field of neuroscience are demonstrating that such measures may in fact be detrimental to healthy brain development in children and may even be one of the major causes of the over-prescription of medication. What Science Reveals The amygdala is an almondshaped cluster of nerve fibers which is located at the base of the brain. According to New York University neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux, author of The …

Managing Stress And Fatigue – Articles That Help

Managing stress and fatigue seems to be an elusive dream for many. They know they have unmanaged stress, and they realize it is leading to ongoing fatigue, but they are at a loss as to what to do. They may not want to visit a professional for help, and are instead seeking Internet articles. Managing stress and fatigue is the focus of articles across the Internet. We review a few of them here for your help. Managing Stress and Fatigue – Article for Employees The New Zealand Dept. of Labour has posted a number of good articles on managing stress and fatigue on their OSH government website. These articles are designed for different audiences, so you may find what you …

Go Where Your Energy is Strong

“Keep your center and you’ll know which way you have to go.” – Terry Dobson, aikidoist and author, Aikido In Everyday Life I had undertaken a project that I was beginning to feel was beyond my personal resources to accomplish. I had asked a friend and colleague if I might organize a workshop in the New England area that he would teach. After many months of collecting information, I was at the point of choosing and committing to a conference center. Next would come the advertising, invitations, mailings, registrations, etc. It happened many years ago in the early stages of my new career, and I was beginning to feel that I was in over my head. I began to wish …