As we grow and develop from children to young adults, we listen and learn from the world and others around us. When others listen to and learn from us, we learn that our needs are valid and that we are valuable. We learn that we are individuals with our own identities and our own ideas and sets of behaviors. When our environment is healthy, we grow into adults with a healthy sense of self. We learn that our opinions and thoughts are important. We know who we are. Those who do
Last couple days of Brain Awareness Week. How do we strengthen our minds? By forcing ourselves to step outside of our comfort zones... by practicing something that is good for us, but that seems difficult, by recognizing our fear of uncertainty and pushing through it... the possibilities are endless.
Laying strong foundations for emotional intelligence. When children understand what’s happening in the brain, it can be the first step to having the power to make choices. Knowledge can be equally powerful to parents too. Knowing how the brain works means we can also understand how to respond when our children need our help. Sometimes our brains can become overwhelmed with feelings of fear, sadness or anger, and when this happens, it’s confusing—especially to children. So giv
It’s believed that people on the spectrum don’t get hooked on alcohol or other drugs. New evidence suggests they do. Shane Stoner’s addiction began in 2008. He lost a factory job, his parents divorced, his father died—and then a relative introduced him to heroin. “I felt like heroin gave me confidence,” Stoner says. “I could get out of bed in the morning and do the day. No matter what happened, it made me feel like it was going to be all right.” It erased his constant anxiety
Part of the joy of watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians is gawking at all their stuff: closets, cookies, laundry rooms, shoes — it's all stunning. And if you're dedicated enough to subscribe to their apps, you know that Khloé fancies herself a big organizer. There's a whole channel on her app where she talks about the "method to my madness," and parades around her house showing you things she's organized. She calls it "Khlo-C-D." A quick scroll through her website teases