Reset Your Child s Brain

Reset Your Child s Brain Author Victoria L. Dunckley, MD
ISBN-10 9781608682850
Year 2015-06-23
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher New World Library
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Increasing numbers of parents grapple with children who are acting out without obvious reason. Revved up and irritable, many of these children are diagnosed with ADHD, bipolar illness, autism, or other disorders but don’t respond well to treatment. They are then medicated, often with poor results and unwanted side effects. Based on emerging scientific research and extensive clinical experience, integrative child psychiatrist Dr. Victoria Dunckley has pioneered a four-week program to treat the frequent underlying cause, Electronic Screen Syndrome (ESS). Dr. Dunckley has found that everyday use of interactive screen devices — such as computers, video games, smartphones, and tablets — can easily overstimulate a child’s nervous system, triggering a variety of stubborn symptoms. In contrast, she’s discovered that a strict, extended electronic fast single-handedly improves mood, focus, sleep, and behavior, regardless of the child’s diagnosis. It also reduces the need for medication and renders other treatments more effective. Offered now in this book, this simple intervention can produce a life-changing shift in brain function and help your child get back on track — all without cost or medication. While no one in today’s connected world can completely shun electronic stimuli, Dr. Dunckley provides hope for parents who feel that their child has been misdiagnosed or inappropriately medicated, by presenting an alternative explanation for their child’s difficulties and a concrete plan for treating them.

Reset Your Child s Brain

Reset Your Child s Brain Author Victoria L. Dunckley, MD
ISBN-10 9781608682843
Year 2015-06-16
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher New World Library
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Increasing numbers of parents grapple with children who are acting out without obvious reason. Revved up and irritable, many of these children are diagnosed with ADHD, bipolar illness, autism, or other disorders but don’t respond well to treatment. They are then medicated, often with poor results and unwanted side effects. Based on emerging scientific research and extensive clinical experience, integrative child psychiatrist Dr. Victoria Dunckley has pioneered a four-week program to treat the frequent underlying cause, Electronic Screen Syndrome (ESS). Dr. Dunckley has found that everyday use of interactive screen devices — such as computers, video games, smartphones, and tablets — can easily overstimulate a child’s nervous system, triggering a variety of stubborn symptoms. In contrast, she’s discovered that a strict, extended electronic fast single-handedly improves mood, focus, sleep, and behavior, regardless of the child’s diagnosis. It also reduces the need for medication and renders other treatments more effective. Offered now in this book, this simple intervention can produce a life-changing shift in brain function and help your child get back on track — all without cost or medication. While no one in today’s connected world can completely shun electronic stimuli, Dr. Dunckley provides hope for parents who feel that their child has been misdiagnosed or inappropriately medicated, by presenting an alternative explanation for their child’s difficulties and a concrete plan for treating them.

Glow Kids

Glow Kids Author Nicholas Kardaras
ISBN-10 9781250098009
Year 2016-08-09
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Press
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We’ve all seen them: kids hypnotically staring at glowing screens in restaurants, in playgrounds and in friends' houses—and the numbers are growing. Like a virtual scourge, the illuminated glowing faces—the Glow Kids—are multiplying. But at what cost? Is this just a harmless indulgence or fad like some sort of digital hula-hoop? Some say that glowing screens might even be good for kids—a form of interactive educational tool. Don’t believe it. In Glow Kids, Dr. Nicholas Kardaras will examine how technology—more specifically, age-inappropriate screen tech, with all of its glowing ubiquity—has profoundly affected the brains of an entire generation. Brain imaging research is showing that stimulating glowing screens are as dopaminergic (dopamine activating) to the brain’s pleasure center as sex. And a growing mountain of clinical research correlates screen tech with disorders like ADHD, addiction, anxiety, depression, increased aggression, and even psychosis. Most shocking of all, recent brain imaging studies conclusively show that excessive screen exposure can neurologically damage a young person’s developing brain in the same way that cocaine addiction can. Kardaras will dive into the sociological, psychological, cultural, and economic factors involved in the global tech epidemic with one major goal: to explore the effect all of our wonderful shiny new technology is having on kids. Glow Kids also includes an opt-out letter and a "quiz" for parents in the back of the book.

Preparing Children for Success in School and Life

Preparing Children for Success in School and Life Author Marcia L. Tate
ISBN-10 9781452269634
Year 2011-07-29
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Corwin Press
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Make sure your children grow dendrites! Award-winning educator Marcia L. Tate provides a research-based road map for raising respectful, responsible children who achieve to their fullest potential. The best-selling author, mother, and grandmother shares brain-compatible strategies for “growing dendrites” and guiding children toward personal, academic, and career success. Her latest book provides parents and caregivers with a wealth of practical tips and tools for: Creating a calm and brain-compatible home environment Incorporating positive physical contact and verbal communication Encouraging play that develops creativity and imagination Strengthening children’s auditory, tactile, kinesthetic, and visual modes of learning

Resident Aliens

Resident Aliens Author Stanley Hauerwas
ISBN-10 9780687061853
Year 2004-04-01
Pages 106
Language en
Publisher Abingdon Press
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In this bold and visionary ebook, two leading Christian thinkers explore the "alien" status of Christians in today's world, and offer a compelling new vision of how the Christian church can regain its vitality, battle its malaise, reclaim its capacity to nourish souls, and stand firmly against the illusions, pretensions, and eroding values of today's world. Hauerwas and Willimon call for a radical new understanding of the church. By renouncing the emphasis on personal psychological categories, they offer a vision of the church as a colony, a holy nation, a people, a family standing for sharply focused values in a devalued world.

Love Bombing

Love Bombing Author Oliver James
ISBN-10 9781780491370
Year 2012
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Karnac Books
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Many, if not most, parents feel that their children may have missed out in some way during the early years. Offering a simple, relatively trouble-free self-help method for putting that right is what parents were waiting for.

Heal Your Pain Now

Heal Your Pain Now Author Joe Tatta
ISBN-10 9780738219233
Year 2017-02-07
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Da Capo Lifelong Books
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In Heal Your Pain Now, Dr. Joe Tatta teaches you how to regain control of your life by breaking the cycle of persistent pain. Following Dr. Tatta's program, you learn the role of the brain in pain--and how to use your brain to STOP your pain; how nutrition can eliminate the inflammation in your body, which is exacerbating your pain; and how to overcome Sedentary Syndrome and choose the best movement strategy. Dr. Tatta provides quizzes, self-assessments, meal plans, shopping lists, recipes, and exercises to support you throughout the program. If you struggle with chronic pain from an injury, autoimmune disease, or musculoskeletal pain--or are overweight and have tried everything without success--Heal Your Pain Now provides natural solutions to finally eliminate your pain and return to an active, healthy, and fulfilling life.

Cyber Junkie

Cyber Junkie Author Kevin Roberts
ISBN-10 9781592859948
Year 2010-08-24
Pages 204
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Recovering video game addict Kevin Roberts offers a step-by-step guide to recovery for those struggling with compulsive video gaming and Internet surfing. Recovering video game addict Kevin Roberts offers a step-by-step guide to recovery for those struggling with compulsive video gaming and internet surfing. Video gaming and Internet surfing are the top sources of entertainment for tens of millions of North Americans today. As these technologies continue to grow and flourish, so does the number of people becoming obsessively absorbed in the imagination and fantasy that they present. More and more people are isolating themselves, turning their backs on reality, ignoring family and friends, and losing their sleep and even their jobs due to excessive use of video games and the Internet--and they continue to do so despite harmful consequences to their mental, physical, and spiritual health, a telltale sign of addiction.In this groundbreaking book, recovering video game addict Kevin Roberts uses extensive scientific and social research, complemented by his and others' personal stories, to give compulsive gamers and surfers--and their family and friends--a step-by-step guide for recovery. He outlines the ways that "cyber junkies" exhibit the classic signs of addiction and reveals how they can successfully recover by following a program similar to those used for other addictions. Readers learn to identify whether they have an addiction, find the right resources to get individualized help, and regain a rewarding life away from the screen by learning new thoughts and behaviors that free them from the cravings that rule their lives. Included is a guide for parents for working with their addicted children.

Digital Kids

Digital Kids Author Martin L. Kutscher
ISBN-10 9781784502966
Year 2016-10-21
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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For many children and teens daily Internet use is the norm - but where should we draw the line when it comes to digital media usage? This handy book lays out the essential information needed to understand and prevent excessive Internet use that negatively impacts behaviour, education, family life, and even physical health. Martin L. Kutscher, MD analyses neurological, psychological and educational research and draws on his own experience to show when Internet use stops being a good thing and starts to become excessive. He shows how to spot digital addictions, and offers whole family approaches for limiting the harmful effects of too much screen time, such as helping kids to learn to control their own Internet use. He tackles diverse questions ranging from the effects of laptops in the classroom and reading on a digital screen, to whether violent videogames lead to aggression. The author also explains how ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can make you more susceptible to Internet addiction, suggesting practical strategies to suit these specific needs. Discussing both the good and bad aspects of the internet, this book tells you everything you need to know to help children and young people use the internet in a healthy, balanced way.

Breaking the Trance

Breaking the Trance Author George T. Lynn
ISBN-10 9781942094272
Year 2016-09-26
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Central Recovery Press, LLC
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Recreational screen media use is quickly replacing family time, by no fault of parents. They are doing the best they can based on the information available to them, which claims nothing can be done to stop their children's screen dependence. Parents seeking change need a new framework for action. Breaking the Trance does not blame parents or vilify technology, but it does give parents clear and effective strategies to implement immediately. The results will restore a sense of care and connection within the family. George T. Lynn, MA, LMHC, is a psychotherapist from Bellevue, Washington, who has pioneered the use of psychotherapy for adults and children with neuropsychological issues. George is author of the Survival Strategies for Parenting series, Genius! Nurturing the Spirit of the Wild Oppositional Child and The Asperger Plus Child. He has appeared on National Public Radio, Air America, and the Maury Povich Show to talk about his work with children who exhibit extreme behavior problems. Cynthia C Johnson, MA, utilizes in-home individualized therapeutic tutoring to help unique K–12 learners reach their full potential. She is the founding director of the Venture Program at Bellevue College in Washington, the first degree program in the nation designed for students challenged with learning and intellectual disabilities. Her work has been featured by National Public Radio, the Chicago Tribune, Inside Higher Education, University Business Magazine, the Seattle Times, and KIRO 7. She is a Certified Mediator Practitioner in Washington State.

The Distracted Mind

The Distracted Mind Author Adam Gazzaley
ISBN-10 9780262034944
Year 2016-09-23
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher MIT Press
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Why our brains aren't built for media multitasking, and how we can learn to live with technology in a more balanced way.

Hooked on Games

Hooked on Games Author Andrew P. Doan
ISBN-10 193557602X
Year 2012-08-01
Pages 199
Language en
Publisher Fep International
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"As is true with many addictions, overuse of video games steals our valuable and limited time and minds." - Christie Morse, MD (Pediatric Ophthalmologist) "Shocking insights into the minds of hardcore gamers." - Daniel Hunt (Former Competitive Gamer) About the Book The multi-billion dollar video game industry is in the business of creating fun and enticing games that can be addictive. As addicted gamers feast on digital indulgences, real life is neglected and their reality crumbles around them. Headlines related to video games "New Mexico mom gets 25 years for starving daughter." - Fox News "China used prisoners in lucrative Internet gaming work." - Guardian News "Online gamer killed for selling virtual weapon." - Sydney Morning Herald "South Korean dies after games sessions." - BBC News Hooked on Games is written by Brooke Strickland and Andrew Doan, MD, PhD, a physician with a research background in neuroscience, who battled his own addictions with video games. Dr. Doan was an addicted gamer, who at his peak, invested over 20,000 hours of playing games over a period of nine years. Dr. Doan's reckless compulsion to play games transformed him into a monster that almost destroyed his family, marriage, and career. He shares his expertise to educate others on the dangers of video game addiction and to provide hope for video game addicts and their families. Dr. Doan shares steps for gaming addicts to achieve recovery and steps for families and loved ones to intervene. Without attention to this quickest growing addiction, our society will suffer from the creation of Generation Vidiot, millions of people devoid of innovation and skills to live in the physical world.

The Toddler Brain

The Toddler Brain Author Laura D. A. Jana
ISBN-10 9780738218762
Year 2017-02-14
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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What if, despite the best of intentions, we are raising our children to succeed in a world that no longer exists? The Toddler Brain helps parents recognize the connection that exists between their own parenting behaviors and their child's ability to acquire valuable twenty-first-century skills. Dr. Laura A. Jana draws on studies and stories from pediatrics, neuroscience, social science, and childcare, as well as the world of business and innovation to show parents how to equip their children with seven key skills. Dr. Jana explores the importance of play and curiosity, imagination and empathy, and strategically strengthening children's neural connections in their first five years.

A Child s Brain

A Child s Brain Author Robert Sylwester
ISBN-10 9781412962711
Year 2010-09-09
Pages 185
Language en
Publisher Corwin Press
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Written for parents and educators, this guide explains the latest neuroscience research regarding how a child’s brain works and how to nurture children for optimal development.

Child Decoded

Child Decoded Author Robin E. McEvoy
ISBN-10 0997616504
Year 2017-02-16
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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-Where's the Owner's Manual?!- What parent hasn't wished for the manual that goes with her child? And children with complex behavior or learning issues can be even more confounding. The last twenty years have seen a huge increase, not only in children with learning and behavior problems, but in children with bewildering combinations of them. These combinations can defy categorization and resist treatment. Figuring these children out can feel like trying to decrypt an especially complex code, without a cypher. Even professionals find it challenging. Child Decoded presents a new kind of resource for a new kind of need. It provides parents with a broader understanding of the issues that may be affecting their children, as well as concise information on who can help and how. In this book, you will find: - an extensive, unique checklist system to help you find your starting point - avenues of support you may not have considered - underlying factors that may be worsening your child's learning or behavior problems - common misdiagnoses - which practitioners do what, and what questions to ask of them - descriptions of both Western medicine and alternative medicine solutions The experts who contributed to this book are passionate about helping parents understand the full range of options available to them. We now have more insight into the brain than ever before, more understanding of how different factors affect brain function, and more tools we can use to diagnose and treat.