Doctor insights on:
Thinking Parenting Skill
Yes: Parenting starts before the child is born. The parent-child relationship is the foundation for the child's development. The parent influences the child and the child influences the parent. Your attitudes, behaviors, and emotions impact the child and vice versa. Become the best that you can be in every way and share yourself with the child. Grow with your child. ...Read more
Yes: Never too early! This age is when kids start seriously testing parents and having tantrums. Thinking ahead about how to handle these issues is terrific. ...Read more
No, much earlier !: Parenting skills and style need to be thought out and formulated before the birth of the child because parenting skills help to shape the child's personality from the start. For ex., parenting skills include calmness, consistency in expectation, communication, follow through, rewarding, & loving correction--skills which help develop confident, well-balanced children with a strong skill sets. ...Read more
Understanding: Most important you need to understand your child's disability and what life is like for your child. You also have to become expert in getting the services your child may need. Books like temple grandon's different, not less can be very helpful to understanding not only the limitations but also the positive potential of your child with a disability. ...Read more
Devotees think so: Some think that it is effective. I know of no objective tests to demonstrate whether it works. You can try using it with a slate of mathematical problems or similar puzzles to see if you benefit. ...Read more
Possibly: Binaural Beets are reported to help with relaxation, creativity, sleep & meditation. However, individuals also indicate that they can be used for astral projection & other spiritual journeys. Would be cautious about attempting use for later reasons. * Sleep well, eat healthfully, remain physically active and exercise your brain to improve creative & critical thinking. ...Read more
A wide variety of exposures. Wide variety of different puzzles.... free app ones on tablets for example.
Frankly, you might want to give up on creative and thinking skills. Having a solid background in the classics, humanities, literature, arts with knowledge of the best and most creative ideas in history probablyl is better.
Voeks "how to be an educated person" ...out of print but has all of this ...Read more
I like : The brain games and puzzles available on most phones or tablets. Also, reading helps stimulate the mind. Use the brain to keep it sharp ...Read more
Train the brain.: Your goal can be achieved by using your brain for higher level activities — crossword puzzles, sudoku and brain teasers. Read books, both fiction and non-fiction. Engage in discussions with others about topics with which you're not entirely familiar. Pick a topic from the news every day and decide to learn more about it through research. ...Read more
Is there anything that can make you smarter, or your brain to increase brain power. Like memory, thinking skills, smartness etc.?
Can enhance: Sufficient sleep, good healthy eating habits, avoidance of tobacco, alcohol, recreational drugs, will all form an excellent foundation. Getting help for organizational skills, study habits, and mechanisms for learning more efficiently will add to your capacity. Our drugs to assist learning and memory loss are modest at best, currently. ...Read more
Relax: Would be a good idea for you to watch the entire series "Brain Games" from Nat Geo: additionally- do you think this is a medical issue? Try relaxation and meditation. Speak to a clinical psychologist and neurologist. ...Read more
Meditation: Consider reading The Relaxation Response by Herbert Beson, M.D. and don't overthink your thinking. ...Read more
What are the best coping skills for anxiety.? Had over a year anxiety now and still having panic attacks and setbacks. Always thinking I die everytime
Breath work mindful: Skills like deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and mindfulness help. Like any other skill these have to practiced regularly including when you are not having anxiety and panic for them to work well. I highly recommend seeing a psychologist to help you find skills tailored to your particular needs. Understand the reasons for your anxiety to find long-term solutions. Therapy will help. ...Read more
What thoughts?: If you're afraid of your parents catching you, ask about having a lock on your door for privacy. If you think your parents are both really neat people and the love they have for each other turns you on, then you are more fortunate than 99% of young people -- and so are your parents. You clearly know never to act anything out that would harm. Let any images guide you to show affection safely. ...Read more
I'm 16 and about 5,7. I'm taller than both my parents now. I'd love to be taller than 6 ft and my family and I are thinking about hgh, would it help?
No!: A pediatrician or primary doctor follows a child's growth every year. A height of 5' 7" is perfectly fine. That is a normal height unless both parents are super tall, as in 6.5 to 7 feet tall. Even then, HGH (growth hormone) is unlikely to be used, because 5' 7" is a normal height in the human population. We do not want to use growth hormone to make normal people taller. ...Read more
My parents don't understand I'm depressed and I've been thinking more about suicide and I think I need help how do I get help without my parents?
Many resources...: There are many resources you can use & you do not need your parents involved to get help. If you are thinking about suicide enough to even ask this question PLEASE seek help now!. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 or http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org, SAMHSAs National Helpline: 1-800-662-4357 or http://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline, 911, ER, Urgent Care... ...Read more
I am thinking about moving out of my parents house to begin living on my own. I have cerebal palsy. Can you suggest ways to stay healthy in this plan?
Cerebral palsy info: This is an important step for you and you need a lot of information. I would start at www.Cerebralpalsy. Org and study the information provided by the website. Good forturne to you. ...Read more
I feel like I've ruined my life. I'm 29, live with my parents, no friends or relationship, no job. I'm home all day thinking about death. Help.?
CALL 800-273-8255: You have major depression which can be treated with medicine but takes time. If you are using medicine, call your doctor right now or if not. Have a trusted person take you to an emergency department asap. If there is no one call the national suicide prevention hotline, 800-273-8255. It is confidential. People will talk to you as long as you want to. Other option is to call 911 to go to hospital. ...Read more
READ: And repeat understanding or "visualize" a cartoon in your head. For example: "Johnny bought new golf clubs, a new golf shirt, crayons and picked up his prescriptions at the pharmacy OR a mental picture of Johnny shopping at the pharmacy, carrying his golf bag/clubs, with crayons in the pocket of his new shirt as he picks up his medicine:. If you have trouble with names: i Phil- think "fill 'er up" ...Read more
By exploration.: Children develop their motor sensory and perceptual skills by exploring their environment. When they are very young they explore a great deal with their mouth and this is why we see them m outhing objects. As they learn to get around by sitting up and rolling they can see more of their environment. As they crawl, walk, and climb they discover all that they can about their world. ...Read more
Attention to details: Good math skills shows that a person can handle a bunch of numbers in his or her head, has good attention to details (122 is never the same as 221), can understand how numbers trend up and down over many hours or days, and can convert amounts among metric and english units, over and over again without fail. Algebra2 & geometry are needed, but calculus1 and statistics can show one is great in math. ...Read more
Dyslexia is from the: Brain's inability to process phonemes, the smallest units of sound in a language & often follows delays in language, the verbalization of ideas. Written expression is much harder than reading words. Delays in fine motor & speech, the motor aspect of language, often co-exist because the areas of the brain that control each are very close to each other. Call 4660038 to request educational testing. ...Read more
Ginkgo Biloba/Change: If you are not on a blood thinner, you might consider taking a supplement called ginkgo biloba. It dilates the blood vessels, especially in the brain. Ginkgo may take a few weeks to work but then you can begin to experience benefits. Also, if you are working on rote memory like memorizing lists, change the point at which you being to memorize. Start at the beginning, then move half-way down. ...Read more
Keep trying and...: Keep trying and don't feel so bad--the source of strange radio signals that have left astronomers at Australia's most famous radio telescope scratching their heads for 17 years has finally been discovered. It turns out it was a microwave oven (!) [Ref. Mensa Weekly Brainwave] ...Read more