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It is what we say and do when we're angry that creates the very model our children will follow when dealing with their own frustrations.

The challenge of adolescence is to balance the right of the parents to feel they are in charge with the need of the adolescent to gain independence.

Being a parent of a teenager can cure a person of narcissism.

Criticism is not a motivator.

If there is no relationship - nothing else matters !

"Unexpressed feeling never die. They are buried alive and come back later in ugly ways." (Stephen Covey)

Some hope their children will be like sponges soaking up the truth and wisdom imparted by their parents. However appealing this philosophy might be, it seldom seems to catch on with their children.

Many clinicians find it easier to tell parents their child has a brain-based disorder than suggest parenting changes. Jennifer Harris (psychiatrist)

"Cutting" is a visible sign to the world that you are hurting.

Relationships matter:  change comes through forming trusting relationships. People, not programs change people.

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Brain Facts # 6

 

 

Brain Imaging

A key contributor to our growing understanding of neuroplasticity was the development of brain imaging technology. By allowing scientists to produce images of the brain that show its structure, as well as where activity spikes as it engages in various cognitive activities, these neuroimaging methods have revolutionized neuroscience in the same way that the telescope revolutionized astronomy.

There are 2 types of brain imaging: structural and functional. Structural imaging provides information about the shape and volume of the brain and its various parts and includes: computed axial tomography (CAT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Functional imaging, which includes functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) shows patterns of brain activity allowing researchers and clinicians to identify specific regions of the brain that spike in activity when an individual performs a specific task.

CLASSROOM & HOMEWORK TIPS for SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN

“Children who can use and understand nonverbal communication comprehend the fundamentals of human interaction and communication much better than children who can’t. They tend to be more cooperative and attentive in school. They are able to pick up on unspoken cues and figure out situations that might baffle other children.Children who have a hard time with nonverbal communication are likely to have a hard time in school and with friends.” (Stanley Greenspan M.D.)

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