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SEARCHING THE BRAIN FOR CLUES IN AUTISM

Discovering a "release mechanism" like Parkinson's disease in autism : Dr. Edward R. Ritvo along with his team designed a study to test their idea that the rhythmic hand flapping seen so often in autistic kids was due to brain dysfunction, and was not just an emotional release, which was the accepted view at the time. It was generally thought at th...

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HELP YOUR CHILD SET LEARNING GOALS

Parenting doesn't end ever even when the children grow up. It is a continuous process. We have to devise methods to help our children attain their goals, in a best possible manner which is easy for the child and relaxing for the parents too. How can we achieve this? Here are few tips which can help in motivating the child to do those tasks which th...

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NEUROPLASTICITY AND AUTISM

Neuroplasticity refers to the ability of the brain to form new connections and reorganize itself throughout life. It helps our brain to adjust to the changes around us and respond appropriately and to recover from/compensate for injuries and diseases. For example, when you want to develop a good habit or quit a bad habit, you can alter your behavio...

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10 REASON WHY HANDHELD DEVICES SHOULD BE BANNED FOR CHILDREN

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day (AAP 2001/13, CPS 2010). Children and youth use 4-5 times the recommended amount of technology, with serious and ...

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FEEDING YOUNG CHILDREN! TEARS OF JOY / TEARING THE HAIR OUT?

Baby B is 9 months old. She is a cute bundle, bright and curious, she likes to get in and out of corners creeping around the house with awesome speed. At the blink of the eye, she has moved out of her grand parents' arms leaving them in tears and ready to cry and also pull their hair out!! Yes, in frustration. Why? Almost in tears baby b's grandpar...

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THE FIRST 40 DAYS AFTER BIRTH

The first 40-days are an important time in the life of a new Indian mother. Traditionally, this period is meant to give her the privilege and support to slowly and respectfully recover from birthing, and enjoy a cozy time building a loving relationship with her newborn. In today’s fast-paced urban lifestyles and nuclear families, some new mothers c...

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ANGER MANAGEMENT

1st Step - Understanding Anger I have been for a long time pondering on various aspects of anger and its consequences on the self and others.  Many questions would come to my mind as to what are the reasons behind such emotional eruption.  Why did we react to a situation in a certain way, what causes us to react, when, where and how etc is tagged a...

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HOW TO PRAISE YOUR CHILD

As parents we always are looking at new ways of motivating our children so that they can do better. We praise them for the good work that they have done or it for their kind gestures which has impressed you to praise them. Are the praises showered helping the child in their development? Are we giving them in the correct form? Are we praising for th...

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