Self Control

Some of you may be asking, what is self control? In a nutshell, it has to do with delaying short term gratification for long term outcomes. Many of you have likely heard of the experiment with the children and the marshmallows. They were given the option of eating one marshmallow right away or waiting for several minutes and then being able to get two marshmallows. These children were tracked for years and it was found that those who waited to...

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Hidden Dangers of Excessive Television

Television – a favorite past time for many. But, as innocent as this activity may appear, did you know that watching it (especially entertainment television) can be harmful to your mental and physical health? Here are some studies that reveal some of the potential dangers of TV watching: In a recent study, 1300 children were followed for over 7 years. The results revealed that for each additional hour of TV that toddlers watch per week, there...

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ADHD

ADHD

ADHD – an abbreviation for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder – has reportedly become more prevalent among children today. The general symptoms of ADHD include problems with inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Many professionals (such as myself) believe that ADHD is often over-diagnosed. But whether or not the diagnosis is accurate, there is no question that a growing number of children have problems with paying attention,...

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Mind Body Connection

Mind Body Connection

The relation that exists between the mind and the body is very intimate. When one is affected, the other sympathizes.” These words were written in the mid 1800s by a health educator. Little did we know that over 100 years later, medical science would support this concept.     Here are some examples: - Hypertension can reduce attention, learning, memory, and decision-making skills. -Those who have a low insulin response, which...

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