Repossessing Our Nation’s Inheritance, as Christians exercise God’s sceptre & staff over their nation

Repossessing Our Nation’s Inheritance by the Blood of Jesus Christ, as Christians exercise God’s sceptre & staff over their nation, by daily proclamation of God statues

  1.  Nation’s people & her God given resources are held under the power of the cross & the sprinkled blood of Jesus. We reconcile all things by the blood of the cross. Col 1:19-24. We will not talk like victims but as those who responsibly rule our nation by prayer.
  2. Isa 52:15  Thus He will sprinkle many nations, Kings will shut their mouths on account of Him
  3. Every believer must own under his her hand, all resources they need to conduct life in godliness
  4. 2Pe 1:3-4  seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.  (4)  For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.
  5. All resources that a believer need,s to daily conduct his life in fulfilment of God’s promises, under the covenant, must be appropriated by holy violence of the kingdom of God that must defeat the evil stranglehold exercised thru demons & corrupt economics & politics.
  6. Mat 11:12  “From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force.
  7. Godly petition the throne of heaven that unjust judges, political buccaneers & adversaries cannot hold a nation’s resources created by God & given for reasonable use & welfare of a populace. We execute divine deliverance by every family taking up their heavenly portion at family prayer time. Every church takes up her corporate Godscope in prayer governance to release all resources for believers – every Sunday gathering & other prayer altars function as God’s governmental Ecclesia.
  8. Luk 18:7-8  now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them?  (8)  “I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?
  9. “We can line up all economic resources of Sri Lanka for godly occupation – work, witness, worship

Tea, rubber, coconut, IT, fisheries, garments, tourism

  1. Similarly we cleanse & purge seats of governance – legislature, executive, judiciary.
  2. Hab 2:4 the just shall live by their faith – we have to for God to provide our daily table, fill our cup anoint our head with oil. Ps 23:8
    Faith of the just lays hold of God’s provision for Sri Lanka robbed by robber baron sons. Blood of Jesus has a finished work for God’s praying people to appropriate by prophecy & action. Rescue the perishing – care for the needy.
    We .make a plan to provide a future for all the youth- school vocations work disrupted – in passport queue. WILL YOU JOIN?
    SRILANKACAN – WHENWEOCCUPY

We need system change
Isa 32:5  And they will no longer call a fool noble, nor the scoundrel be highly respected.
WE MUST OCCUPY AS GOD’S NOBLES
Isa 32:8 But the noble devises noble things; and he will continue in noble things.
WE WILL BE PRINCES WHEN GOD IS KING as we enshrine God in our space
Isa 32:1-2 NHEB 1 Look, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in justice. 2 A man shall be as a hiding place from the wind, and a shelter from the storm, as streams of water in a dry place, as the shade of a large rock in a weary land.
OUTCOME IS NATIONAL REVIVAL
Isa 32:3-4 NHEB 3 The eyes of those who see will not be dim, and the ears of those who hear will listen. 4 The heart of the rash will understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers will be ready to speak plainly.
This is how SYSTEM CHANGE WILL HAPPEN
SRILANKACAN
WHENWEOCCUPY

Writing A Legislative Script for Your Progeny – July 2022 Manifesto.

Writing A Legislative Script for Your Progeny – July 2022 Manifesto. Dr Lalith Mendis. 0742115011

  1. Most have lived in countries, where the Govt made provision for the future of their kids. So parents could work & expect kids to have a future. It’s not so anymore. Christian parents under hostile regimes have had experience of how they had to provide, even going underground. Get ready.
  2. We are increasingly finding, rogue regimes with infiltration by global agenda, robbing people of their nation’s resources. While national governments may be inept to certain degree, even if they were able the global agenda will work to crash nations & promote debt dependency & population control – your son & daughter are targets. Wake up.
  3. 16 yrs to 25 yrs are the most vulnerable.
  4. Parent stop the blame game & take legislative responsibility for your kid, by wielding God sceptre & staff for your family affairs.
  5. Let’s claim a script secured by the blood of Jesus for your kid or grandkid.
  6. My son/daughter will secure good education in my country
  7. We as parents will be able to provide all their need, with God helping
  8. We will make priority of daily discipling our kids’ spiritual retinue – encourage & take ownership of how they will seek God’s purposes & God’s kingdom first.
  9. We expect our kids to shine bright in their spiritual life with heaven’s storehouses providing for them spiritually, emotionally. Relationally, physically, financially
  10. No weapon that is formed against them can prosper because we bear shields for them 24/7. Help us Lord Jesus to prioritize faith in our lives & that of our kids
  11. O Lord deliver us from lesser battles in which we get entangled.
  12. With You on our side who can be against us & we are majority with You

Screen Time,Inattention & Reduction of Performance

  • Excessive TV viewing (more than 2 hours/day) associated with early childhood
    self-regulation difficulties
  • Excessive TV viewing (more than 2 hours/day) has been clearly associated with early childhood self-regulation difficulties (American Academy of Pediatrics, Council on Communications and Media. Media and young minds.Pediatrics 2016;138 (5):e20162591,Radesky JS, Silverstein M, Zuckerman B, Christakis DA. Infant self-regulation and early childhood media exposure. Paediatrics  2014;133(5):e1172–8.)
  • Such effects could be more pronounced in children with special behavioural needs, and self-perpetuating because parents are more likely to use screen media to pacify a child with challenging behaviors (Courage ML, Howe ML. To watch or not to watch: Infants and toddlers in a brave new electronic world. Dev Rev 2010;30(2):101–15. ,Radesky JS, Silverstein M, Zuckerman B, Christakis DA. Infant self-regulation and early childhood media exposure. Paediatrics  2014;133(5):e1172–8.).
  • Screen Excess Reduces Stimulation
    more than lower income
  • Research shows that excessive levels of screen media exposure are associated more strongly with low levels of stimulation in the home and low parental involvement than with socioeconomic position (LernerC, BarrR. Screen Sense: Setting the Record Straight; Research-Based Guidelines for Screen Use for Children Under 3 Years Old. Zero to Three 2014. <www.zerotothree.org/resources/series/screen-sense-setting-the-record-straight> (Accessed April 11, 2017),LernerC, BarrR. Screen Sense: Setting the Record Straight; Research-Based Guidelines for Screen Use for Children Under 3 Years Old. Zero to Three 2014. <www.zerotothree.org/resources/series/screen-sense-setting-the-record-straight> (Accessed April 11, 2017). ,Mistry KB, Minkovitz CS, Strobino,DM, Borzekowski DL. Children’s television exposure and behavioral and social outcomes at 5.5 years: Does timing of exposure matter? Pediatrics 2007;120(4):762–9.).
  • Screen Abuse & Language Delays
  • Research examining TV exposure has demonstrated associations, although not direct causal relationships, between heavy early screen exposure (more than 2 hours/day by infants younger than 12 months in one study) and significant language delays (American Academy of Paediatrics, Council on Communications and  Media and young minds.  Paediatrics 2016;138(5): e20162591)
  • Chonchaiya W, Pruksananonda C – Television viewing associates with delayed language development. Acta Paediatric 2008; 97(7): 977– 82
  • Screen Abuse & Inattention
  • Evidence of an association between screen time and attentional difficulties is mixed, with negative effects only clearly apparent when exposure is extremely high (i.e., more than 7 hours/day)
  • (Lerner C, Barr R. Screen Sense: Setting the Record Straight; Research-Based Guidelines for Screen Use for Children Under 3 Years Old. Zero to Three 2014. <www.zerotothree.org/resources/series/screen-sense-setting-the-record-straight> (Accessed April 11, 2017).
  • Zimmerman FJ, Christakis DA. Associations between content types of early media exposure and subsequent attentional problems. Paediatrics 2007;120(5):986–92.
  • Background TV & Attention, Cognition
  • High exposure to background TV has been found to negatively affect language use and acquisition, attention, cognitive development and executive function in children younger than 5 years. It also reduces the amount and quality of parent–child interaction and distracts from play (Lapierre MA, Piotrowski JT, Linebarger DL. Background television in the homes of US children. Pediatrics2012;130(5):839–46.)(Courage ML, Howe ML. To watch or not to watch: Infants and toddlers in a brave new electronic world. Dev Rev 2010;30(2):101–15.)(Courage ML, Setliff AE. When babies watch television: Attention-getting, attention-holding, and the implications for learning from video material. Dev Rev2010;30(2):220–38.)(Lillard AS, Li H, Boguszewski K. Television and children’s executive function. Adv Child Dev Behav 2015;48:219–48.) ,
  • eBooks
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27940793
  • Digital books (also called “eBooks,” books that can be read on a screen) often come with interactive enhancements that, research suggests, may decrease child comprehension of content or parent dialogic reading interactions when visual effects are distracting
  • eBooks affect Sequencing
  • While e-books have been shown to offer benefits with children’s reading engagement, parents appear to use fewer reading strategies during these interactions. Further, e-book sound effects and animation can interfere with story comprehension and event sequencing in preschoolers, when compared with paper books (Radesky JS, Schumacher J, Zuckerman B. Mobile and interactive media use by young children: The good, the bad, and the unknown. Paediatrics 2015;135(1):1–3.) ,
  • (Moody AK, Justice LM, Cabell SQ.  Electronic versus traditional storybooks: Relative influence on preschool children’s engagement and communication. J Early Childhood Literacy  2010;10(3):294–313.)

    (Estevez-Menendez M, An H, Strasser J. The effects of interactive multimedia iPad E-books on preschoolers’ literacy. In: An H, Alon  S, Fuentes D, eds. Tablets in K-12 Education: Integrated Experiences and Implications . Hershey : IGI Global, 2014.)

  • Screen Abuse & Math Skill, Language
  • Some studies associate prolonged TV viewing with lower cognitive abilities, especially related to short-term memory, early reading and math skills and language development (Common Sense Media. Zero to Eight: Children’s Media Use in America 2013: A Common Sense Research Study. <www.commonsensemedia.org/research/zero-to-eight-childrens-media-use-in-america-2013> (Accessed April 11 2017).
  • Lin LY, Cherng RJ, Chen YJ, Chen YJ, YangHM. Effects of television exposure on developmental skills among young children. Infant Behav Dev  2015;38:20–6.,43–45).
  • Screen Abuse Dumbs Down Executive Function
  • Fast-paced or violent content can negatively impact executive function (Duch H, Fisher EM, Ensari I, Harrington A. Screen time use in children under 3 years old: A systematic review of correlates. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act  2013;10:102.,
  • Lillard AS, Peterson J. The immediate impact of different types of television on young children’s executive function. Paediatrics 2011;128 (4):644–9.)and these effects may be cumulative. The inability of young children (especially those younger than 2 years) to distinguish everyday reality from what happens on screen, along with their efforts to make sense of competing experiential realms, may interfere with and impede executive function (Lerner C, Barr R. Screen Sense: Setting the Record Straight; Research-Based Guidelines for Screen Use for Children Under 3 Years Old. Zero to Three 2014. <www.zerotothree.org/resources/series/screen-sense-setting-the-record-straight> (Accessed April 11, 2017).
  • (Li H, Boguszewski K, Lillard AS.Can that really happen? Children’s knowledge about the reality status of fantastical events in television. J Exp Child Psychol  2015;139:99–114.)
  • Always with Adult
  • When children watch educational, age-appropriate content with an engaged adult, screen time can be a positive learning experience. When adults mitigate screen time, they:
  • Watch with children. Adults can connect what is being viewed with real life, and build language and cognitive skills, such as attention, memory and thinking (Lerner C, Barr R. Screen Sense: Setting the Record Straight; Research-Based Guidelines for Screen Use for Children Under 3 Years Old. Zero to Three 2014. <www.zerotothree.org/resources/series/screen-sense-setting-the-record-straight> (Accessed April 11, 2017).,
  • (Lillard AS, Li H, Boguszewski K. Television and children’s executive function. Adv Child Dev Behav 2015;48:219–48.),
  • (Mendelsohn AL , Brockmeyer CA, Dreyer BP, Fierman AH, Berkule-Silberman SB, Tomopoulos S Do verbal interactions with infants during electronic media exposure mitigate adverse impacts on their language development as toddlers?
  • Infant Child Dev 2010;19(6):577–93.), Shared screen time also avoids the disadvantages of solitary viewing.
  • Actively curate children’s screen activities by prioritizing educational content or apps, avoiding mainstream or commercial programs and using a media classification rating (e.g., the Canadian Home Video Rating System) to guide viewing choices.
  • Combine touch screen use with creative or active play (Marsh J, Plowman L, Ymada-Rice Det al. 
  • Exploring Play and Creativity in Preschoolers’ Use of Apps: A Report for Early Years Practitioners. <www.techandplay.org/reports/TAP_Early_Years_Report.pdf> (Accessed April 11, 2017).
  • Off-screen time is critical for
    developing self-regulation
  • For children—and parents—off-screen time is critical for developing essential life skills such as self-regulation (Radesky JS, Silverstein M, Zuckerman B, Christakis DA. Infant self-regulation and early childhood media exposure. Paediatrics  2014;133(5):e1172–8.),
  • creativity and learning through physical and imaginative play
  • Recent studies confirm a strong association between parents’ screen time and that of their children (Lauricella AR, Wartella EA , Ride out VJ . Young children’s screen time: The complex role of parent and child factors. J Appl Develop Psychol 2015;36:11–7.),
  • raising concerns that increasing media presence is displacing quality (face-to-face) parent–child and family interaactions (Common Sense Media. Zero to Eight: Children’s Media Use in America 2013: A Common Sense Research Study. <www.commonsensemedia.org/research/zero-to-eight-childrens-media-use-in-america-2013> (Accessed April 11, 2017)
  • Smart Phone Addiction
  • A recent study of smartphone use in fast-food restaurants observed that as time spent by parents on their phones increased, so too did the likelihood of children acting out to gain attention, often leading to negative interactions (Lerner C, Barr R. Screen Sense: Setting the Record Straight; Research-Based Guidelines for Screen Use for Children Under 3 Years Old. Zero to Three 2014. <www.zerotothree.org/resources/series/screen-sense-setting-the-record-straight> (Accessed April 11, 2017) ,Radesky JS, Kistin CJ, Zuckerman Bet al. Patterns of mobile device use by caregivers and children during meals in fast food restaurants. Paediatrics 2014 ;133 (4):e843–9.)
  • Another study found that parents who allow 1- to 4-year-old children to use their smartphones frequently also report offering the phone to reward or distract more often. Consequently, their children ask for the phone—and become upset if refused—more often (Roy R, Paradis G. Smartphone Use in the Daily Interactions Between Parents and Young Childre. Philadelphia: Society for Research in Child Development (poster), 2015. <www.csustan.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Child%20Development/srcd_poster_2015_-smartphones.pdf> (Accessed April 11, 2017).
  • Smart Phones Extend Work at Home
  • Parents report that their own use of mobile technology demands more intense attention than other distractions, such as reading books or watching TV. Smartphones blur the line between work and home life, timing is unpredictable and responding often requires emotional investment. In a recent study, parents reported that shifting attention between screens and family life can be stressful, tiring and reduces their ability to interact ‘in the moment’ with children (Radesky JS, KistinC, Eisenberg Set al. Parent perspectives on their mobile technology use: The excitement and exhaustion of parenting while connected. J Dev Behav Pediatr 2016 ;37(9):694–701.)
  • Screen & Antisocial Behaviour
  • Recent evidence suggests an association between elevated levels of TV exposure at age 2 and self-reported victimization, social isolation, proactive aggression and anti-social behaviours in middle childhood (Pagani LS, Lévesque-Seck F, Fitzpatrick C. Prospective associations between televiewing at toddlerhood and later self-reported social impairment at middle school in a Canadian longitudinal cohort born in 1997/1998. Psychol Med 2016;46(16):3329–37,)Livingstone  S, Smith PK. Annual research review: Harms experienced by child users of online and mobile technologies: The nature, prevalence and management of sexual and aggressive risks in the digital age. J Child Psychol Psychiatry 2014;55(6):635–54.)
  • Mobile Devices Dumbs Down Reading
  • However, it also found that reading was the least-common activity children engaged in on tablets or mobile devices (Common Sense Media.Zero to Eight: Children’s Media Use in America 2013: A Common Sense Research Study. <www.commonsensemedia.org/research/zero-to-eight-childrens-media-use-in-america-2013> (Accessed April 11, 2017)).
  • Other studies suggest that parents found reading to their child from an e-book to be a less positive experience than sharing a paper book, from both fun and learning perspectives (Roy R, Paradis G. Parents’ Perceptions of Book Versus Tablet Shared Reading Experiences. Society for Research in Child Development,2015(poster) :<http://www.csustan.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Child%20Development/srcd_poster_2015_-_book_vs_tablet_1.pdf&gt; (Accessed April 11, 2017), Sosa AV. Association of the type of toy used during play with the quantity and quality of parent-infant communication. JAMA Pediatr 2016;170(2):132–7.).
  • eBooks Dumb Down Attention
  • Even the most interactive e-books do not support skills like page-turning, and cannot provide the same sensory experiences as traditional books (ZimmermanFJ, ChristakisDA.
  • Associations between content types of early media exposure and subsequent attentional problems. Pediatrics 2007;120(5):986–92.,KoratO, TalO. How new technology influences parent-child interaction: The case of e-book reading. First Language 2010;30(2):139–54.), which can be affectionately dragged around, manipulated and chewed.
  • Non Screen Activities Are Smarter
  • Children younger than 5 years learn best from live, immersive interactions with family members and caregivers. Given the choice, they will nearly always opt for talking, playing or being read to over screen time in any form (Courage ML, Howe ML. To watch or not to watch: Infants and toddlers in a brave new electronic world. Dev Rev 2010;30(2):101–15.).
  • Wise Choices
  • By using screen time mindfully, parents and caregivers:
  • Actively enhance—and limit—media encounters by choosing them together and purposefully (‘Let’s watch or play this content, at this time, for this reason’).
  • Limit screen use in public places and during family routines, such as at meals. Family times are prime opportunities for social learning.
  • Select content from quality, non-commercial sources, to minimize exposure to advertising.
  • Pay attention to messages about gender, body image, violence, diversity and social issues when choosing content (Common Sense Media. Children, Teens, Media and Body Image: A Common Sense Media Research Brief . 2015. <www.commonsensemedia.org/research (Accessed April 11, 2017).)
  • Screen & Health
  • For preschool children, physical activity is associated with improved measures of health, while sedentary behaviour is associated with less favourable health outcomes (Garriguet D, CarsonV, ColleyRC, JanssenI, Timmons BW, Tremblay
  • MS. Physical activity and sedentary behaviour of Canadian children aged 3 to 5. Health Rep2016;27(9):14–23.)
  • One 2010 study found that while time spent watching commercial TV was significantly correlated with BMI,
  • Screen Abuse & Obesity
  • several studies have suggested that risks for overweight established by early screen use can persist into later life (2–6,Common Sense Media.Zero to Eight: Children’s Media Use in America 2013: A Common Sense Research Study<www.commonsensemedia.org/research/zero-to-eight-childrens-media-use-in-america-2013> (Accessed April 11, 2017).,Downing KL, Hnatiuk J, Hesketh KD.Prevalence of sedentary behavior in children under 2 years: A systematic review. Prev Med2015;78:105–14. ,Hinkley T, Salmon J,Okely AD, Trost SG. Correlates of sedentary behaviours in preschool children: A review. Int J BehavNutrPhys Act 2010;7:66.
  •  TV viewing in the early years can become routine, placing children who are heavy viewers at higher risk for being sedentary or overweight (Courage ML, Setliff AE. When babies watch television: Attention-getting, attention-holding, and the implications for learning from video material. Dev Rev2010;30(2):220–38.)
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  • Screen & Fat in Preschoolers
  • One 2012 Canadian study found that children who watched just 1 hour of TV/day were 50% more likely to be overweight than those who watched less (Shenouda N, Timmons BW. Preschool Focus: Physical Activity and Screen Time. Hamilton, Ont.: Child Health and Exercise Medicine Program. McMaster University, Issue 5, January 2012. <fhs.mcmaster.ca/chemp/documents/PreschoolerFocusIssue5ScreenTime-updatedSECURED.pdf> (Accessed April 11, 2017).
  •  Another study from 2009 measuring PA and body fat in middle-class preschoolers linked TV viewing to higher body fat, and found this relationship did not change when children’s variable PA rates were taken into account (Jackson DM, DjafarianK, StewartJ, Speakman JR. Increased television viewing is associated with elevated body fatness but not with lower total energy expenditure in children. Am J ClinNutr 2009;89(4):1031–6.)
  • Melatonin & Sleep Suppression 1
  • The amount of time spent viewing screens before bedtime is associated with an increase in sleep problems for this age group (LernerC, BarrR. Screen Sense: Setting the Record Straight; Research-Based Guidelines for Screen Use for Children Under 3 Years Old. Zero to Three 2014. <www.zerotothree.org/resources/series/screen-sense-setting-the-record-straight> (Accessed April 11, 2017).(Cheung CH, Bedford R, Saez De Urabain IR, Karmiloff-Smith A, Smith TJ.
  • Daily touchscreen use in infants and toddlers is associated with reduced sleep and delayed sleep onset. Sci Rep 2017;7:46104.)and evidence suggests that volume of screen time—rather than content alone—is detrimental to sleep patterns (Tomopoulos S, Dreyer BP, Berkule S, Fierman AH, Brockmeyer C, Mendelsohn AL. Infant media exposure and toddler development. Arch PediatrAdolesc Med  2010;164(12):1105–11., Ribner A, Fitzpatrick C, Blair C.
  • Melatonin & Suppression 2
  • Family socioeconomic status moderates associations between television viewing and school readiness skills. J DevBehavPediatr  2017;38(3):233–9.(Garrison MM, Christakis DA. The impact of a healthy media use intervention on sleep in preschool children. Pediatrics  2012;130(3):492–9.)(Nathanson AI, Fries PT. Television exposure, sleep time, and neuropsychological function among pre-schoolers. Media Psychol 2014;17(3):237–61.)
  • The presence of any electronic device in a bedroom is associated with fewer minutes of sleep per night, due in part to melatonin suppression (American Academy of Paediatrics, Council on Communications and Media. Media and young minds. Pediatrics 2016;138 (5):e20162591., Cheung CH, Bedford R, Saez De Urabain IR, Karmiloff-Smith A, Smith TJ. Daily touchscreen use in infants and toddlers is associated with reduced sleep and delayed sleep onset. Sci Rep 2017;7:46104.
  • Screen & Faulty Diet, Snacking
  • While reinforcing sedentary behaviors, commercial TV also exposes children to advertisements for unhealthy foods and encourages snacking, which increases overall food intake (AAP Council on Communications and Media; Strasburger VC. Children, adolescents, obesity, and the media. Paediatrics 2011;128(1):201–8; erratum 128(3):594. ) ,Hingle M, Kunkel D. Childhood obesity and the media. PediatrClin North  Am 2012;59(3):677–92, ix. )
  • A 2012 systematic review of TV watching and adverse dietary effects in children 2 to 6 years old found most studies reported negative effects with as little as 1 hour/day of viewing (Ford C, Ward D, White M. Television viewing associated with adverse dietary outcomes in children ages 2–6. Obes Rev 2012;13(12):1139–47.)
  • Parental Screen Habits
  • When parents model healthy screen habits, they:
  • Minimize their own screen use when young children are present, especially for mealtimes, play and other prime opportunities for social learning.
  • Prioritize interactions with children through conversation, play and healthy, active routines.
  • Choose when to use media together, and turn off screens when they are not in use.
  • Help children to recognize and question advertising messages, stereotyping and other problematic content, and ensure that media used in the presence of children is free of such content

  • Minimize screen time:

  • Screen time for children younger than 2 years is not recommended.
  • For children 2 to 5 years, limit routine or regular screen time to less than 1 hour per day.
  • Ensure that sedentary screen time is not a routine part of child care for children younger than 5 years.
  • Maintain daily ‘screen-free’ times, especially for family meals and book-sharing.
  • Avoid screens for at least 1 hour before bedtime, given the potential for melatonin-suppressing effects.

  • Mitigate (reduce) the risks
    associated with screen time:

  • Be present and engaged when screens are used and, whenever possible, co-view with children.
  • Be aware of content and prioritize educational, age-appropriate and interactive programming.
  • Use parenting strategies that teach self-regulation, calming and limit-setting.

  • As a family, be mindful
    about the use of screen time:

  • Conduct a self-assessment of current screen habits and develop a family media plan for when, how and where screens may (and may not) be used.
  • Help children recognize and question advertising messages, stereotyping and other problematic content.
  • Remember: too much screen time means lost opportunities for teaching and learning.
  • Be reassured that there is no evidence to support introducing technology at an early age
  • Adults should model healthy screen use:

  • Choose healthy alternatives, such as reading, outdoor play and creative, hands-on activities.
  • Turn off their devices at home during family time.
  • Turn off screens when not in use and avoid background TV.
  • Obesity & BMI
  • Heavy media use during preschool years is associated with small but significant increases in BMI, Wartella EA, Richert RA , Robb MB. Babies, television and videos: How did we get here?Developmental Rev 2010;30:116–27.
  • May explain disparities in obesity risk in minority children,Wartella EA, Lauricella AR. Should babies be watching television and DVDs? PediatrClin North Am 2012;59(3):613–21, vii.and sets the stage for weight gain later in childhood.Lin LY, Cherng RJ, Chen YJ, Chen YJ, YangHM. Effects of television exposure on developmental skills among young children. Infant BehavDev  2015;38:20–6.
  •  Although many studies have used a 2-hour cutoff to examine obesity risk, a recent study of 2-year-olds found that BMI increased for every hour per week of media consumed. RadeskyJS, SchumacherJ, ZuckermanB. Mobile and interactive media use by young children: The good, the bad, and the unknown.Pediatrics 2015;135(1):1–3.
  •  It is believed that exposure to food advertising Courage ML, Howe ML. To watch or not to watch: Infants and toddlers in a brave new electronic world. Dev Rev 2010;30(2):101–15 and watching television while eating (which diminishes attention to satiety cues)  Klein-Radukic S, Zmyj N. The relation between contingency preference and imitation in 6-8-month-old infants. Int J Behavioral Development 2016;40(2):173–80.drives these associations.
  • Sleep

  • Age-dependent association of exposure to television screen with children’s urinary melatonin excretion? Neuroendocrinol Lett. 2006;27(1-2):73–80pmid:16648813
  • Increased duration of media exposure and the presence of a television, computer, or mobile device in the bedroom in early childhood have been associated with fewer minutes of sleep per night. Moser A, Zimmermann L, Dickerson K, Grenell A, Barr R, Gerhardstein P. They can interact, but can they learn? Toddlers’ transfer learning from touchscreens and television. J Exp Child Psychol 2015;137:137–55.
  • Even infants exposed to screen media in the evening hours show significantly shorter night-time sleep duration than those with no evening screen exposure.Barr R. Transfer of learning between 2D and 3D sources during infancy: Informing theory and practice. Dev Rev 2010 ;30(2):128–54. 
  •  Mechanisms underlying this association include arousing content American Academy of Pediatrics, Council on Communications and Media. Media and young minds.Pediatrics 2016;138 (5):e20162591.
  •   and suppression of endogenous melatonin by blue light emitted from screens.Eliot L.What’s Going On in There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life . New York: Bantam Books, 2000. 
  • Population-based studies continue to show associations between excessive television viewing in early childhood and cognitive,Hewes J.Voices From the Field: Learning Through Play: A View From the Field. Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development , 2010: <www.childencyclopedia.com/sites/default/files/docs/perspectives/hewesangps.pdf>(Accessed April 11, 2017).  ,Linebarger DL, Vaala SE. Screen media and language development in infants and toddlers: An ecological perspective Dev Rev 2010;30(2):176–202 . 
  • language,Thakkar RR, Garrison MM, Christakis DA. A systematic review for the effects of television viewing by infants and preschoolers. Paediatrics  2006;118(5):2025–31. , Roseberry S, Hirsh-Pasek K, Golinkoff RM. Skype me! Socially contingent interactions help toddlers learn language. Child Dev 2014;85(3):956–70.
  • and social/emotional delays,Kucirkova N. IPads in early education: Separating assumptions and evidence. Front Psychol 2014;5:715.
  • Chonchaiya W, Pruksananonda C. Television viewing associates with delayed language development. ActaPaediatr  2008;97(7):977–82.
  • likely secondary to decreases in parent–child interaction when the television is onZimmermanFJ, ChristakisDA. Associations between content types of early media exposure and subsequent attentional problems. Pediatrics 2007;120(5):986–92.and poorer family functioning in households with high media use.ZimmermanFJ, ChristakisDA. Associations between content types of early media exposure and subsequent attentional problems. Pediatrics 2007;120(5):986–92.
  •   An earlier age of media use onset, greater cumulative hours of media use, and non-PBS content all are significant independent predictors of poor executive functioning in preschoolers.Lillard AS, Li H, Boguszewski K. Television and children’s executive function. Adv Child DevBehav 2015;48:219–48.

Migraine – prevention,

‘Pay more and suffer more’

by Dr. Lalith Mendis

The treatment of common ailments with expensive drugs with serious side effects when cheaper drugs with less side effects are available is the plight of the patient who does not know any better. This is often seen in the usage of analgesics and non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in the treatment of headache and musculoskeletal conditions.

The myth is that aspirin is dangerous, so more expensive preparations are necessary.

The truth is that most expensive drugs produce more dangerous side effects than aspirin.

The well kept secret is that many recent and more expensive drugs have been involved in fatal gastro intestinal haemorrhage. The survey done by the Committee on Safety of Medicines in the UK analysing the use of these drugs from 1964 to 1985 elicited that 44 deaths were reported for 381 prescriptions of ibuprofen and 61 deaths for 474 prescriptions of naproxen.

Review of 179 clinical trials on osteoarthritis and more than 400 trials on rheumatoid arthritis have not demonstrated significant differences in efficacy between aspirin and other NSAIDs. (Champion GD; Medical J of Australia 1988;149:201-213). A well designed study by Langman and others showed that 1.5 million non-aspirin NSAIDs recipients would have 3500 episodes of serious gastrointestinal bleeding while 1.5 million aspirin recipients would have only 2800 such episodes. (Lancet 1994; 343:1075-8) Cry out loud aspirin is safer than the expensive new drugs.

After a long time, a study was designed with aspirin where it was proved that No serious gastric effects were seen with aspirin. (Clinical Rheumatology Feb 2002). DG Dispatch (APS 2001) reporting on the 20th scientific sessions of the American Pain Society quotes Dr. Laureen MacEachem who reports that aspirin should be tried first in tension headaches before more complicated medicines.

Fifty percent of migraine improves without drugs by avoiding precipitating factors. Check eyes for accommodation errors and astigmatism (frequent sties). Check out bad reading habits – with slanted head while reclining on the bed, reading in dim light, reading with book too close to the eyes, reading while travelling as hard pressed Medical students do. When you write, keep your document straight as possible.

Usually, stress and breaking rest brings on the migraine aura hunger, nausea. At that stage those who are frequent sufferers of migraine must relax. Sleep with sound and light shut out is helpful. You can induce vomiting (finger in the throat) and reduce the intensity of a migraine attack when drugs have failed.

It is well known that breaking rest, sleepless nights, TV, delaying meals, colas, tea, coffee, peanuts, cadju nuts bring on the migraine attack in those who are predisposed. Application of hot or cold fermentation to the side of the forehead, oil of wintergreen is effective. Psycho-somatic methods have also proven useful.

In the short-term symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee, paracetamol was found to be as effective as ibuprofen when the latter was administered in analgesic or anti-inflammatory doses. Furthermore, potent inhibitors of prostaglandin synthesis such as indomethacin may even accelerate the progression of osteoarthritis by reducing vasodilator prostaglandins, thereby diminishing joint perfusion.

The more potent drugs can be actually harmful. GP News & Views July 2001 reports that 22 out of 33 patients with osteoarthritis respond to paracetamol alone. Therefore it is irrational to treat such patients initially with more expensive drugs. In fact they can harm the cartilage.

Other adverse effects

The British Medical Journal reported (14.08.2003) that the use of potent NSAIDs increases the risk of miscarriages. Naproxen, indomethacin, and tolmetin have been implicated in NSAID – induced aseptic meningitis.

The NSAID most commonly implicated has been ibuprofen. (Arch Int Med 1991;15:1309-13). There is also evidence that patients who regularly use paracetamol or non-aspirin NSAIDs are at increased risk of developing end stage renal disease.

Indomethacin and some other NSAIDs were known to increase mortality after heart attacks. Celocoxib was introduced as a drug that will cause less gastric problems. However, the promoters hid the truth of a 15 month trial until a reporter of the Washington Post highlighted the unethicality of the publication.

Celocoxib was found to increase heart risk. (Therapeutic letter 42). This is the result of money driven research with drug manufacturing companies waiting to benefit. Aspirin is an old broom that sweeps well even now.

Aspirin is not a fiend but a friend. There is no medical reason to prescribe newer NSAIDs and not aspirin

Mother Lanka – Mother to North & South, in trial & triumph

Mother – Beauty of Womanhood

Dr Lalith Mendis

I gave up the beauty of my body to birth my son

My best years youth energy his daily chores done

Ne’er a thought who’d care for me when years run

Wish I did, for many other things his heart has won        

IDP camp my home is, barbed wire my wall

I remember the days of home – lost to all

Last I saw my girl in forced tiger combat

My son arrested, mahaveer suspect at that

My one son a ranaviru paralysed waste below   

I carried him when small, yet I do as before

Motherhood never ends, his children I tend

Seeking better prospects his wife has fled

My name is vanity – motherhood who cares

Live to the fullest  – one life soon has wares

Live for the day who knows tomorrow’s fares

I am my destiny – why be a mother who shares

I am a mother & grandmother worn and weary

My lean wrinkled hands begging bowl to carry

Life is tough daily bread so scarce I am hungry

It’s a day grey head & slow feet make them angry

Cruel twist of fate two mothers of two races

Sinhala & Tamil languish in the same places

Court houses & prison-  hoping to get release

Sons charged on different counts – ill at ease 

I have no home to call my own- hours are long

We are all elders, no husband to make a home

From the windows of Elders home peering eye

Eagerly I await weekly, for children to come by

UK USA EU became home for my offspring

Born to me they sought riches the west brings

My green pasture Good Shepherd will make

He in mercy will have to heal my heart ache

I wasn’t a professional, or a society climber

My love was family, home my biz chamber

I raised children and grandchildren lovingly

May they prosper- I have my reward heavenly

Hand that rocks the cradle rules the world

Babe that fits the cradle filled my world

They are now strong famous busily engaged

My world is empty, but God is my Shepherd

Woman to mom did I know how to transition

Share my body & my all for life’ next rendition

That’s how we gave joy & zest for a generation

Moms we are heroine, visionary life coronation

When Justice meets Injustice Who Wins? Crucifixion in Secular History

Crucifixion In Secular History

The cross has been controversial for 20 centuries.  What actually happened on this Good Friday at a place called Golgotha?  Consider the first-century non-biblical records.  We know from Roman historian Tacitus that “Christus . . . suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilatus” (Annals XV.44).  We know from Jewish historian Josephus how he died: “Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men amongst us, had condemned him to the cross” (Antiquities 18.3.3).

We know from Josephus what happened next: “he appeared to [his followers] alive again the third day.”  And we know from Roman administrator Pliny the Younger how they responded: “They were in the habit of meeting on a certain fixed day before it was light, when they sang in alternate verses a hymn to Christ as to a god.”

Without opening a New Testament, we can confirm the facts of Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  But other questions remain.  One reader asked recently, “When did sin leave Jesus?  At what moment did the Father accept Jesus back?”  Most theologians believe that the Father transferred the sin of humanity to his Son in the moment when Jesus cried from the cross, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46).  Jesus was later restored to fellowship with his Father, so that he could say, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit” (Luke 23:46).

I was also asked, “Could there have been a different way for Jesus to die for the world’s sin?  Such as: hanging, or being dragged behind a chariot?”  Yes and no.  Jesus’ death would have paid our debt, however it occurred.  But the manner of his death was predicted a thousand years before it happened and seven centuries before crucifixion was invented.

In Psalm 22, David wrote, “they have pierced my hands and feet—I can count all my bones—they stare and gloat over me; they divide my garments among them and for my clothing they cast lots” (vs. 16-18).  None of these descriptions were true of David, but each was fulfilled precisely at the cross.

Why did God lead the psalmist to describe his Son’s death so far in advance?  So we would know that Jesus’ crucifixion was no accident or coincidence.  He was “the lamb who was slain from the creation of the world” (Revelation 13:8, NIV).  While we can ask many questions about the cross, never be confused about this fact: Before time began, the Father knew he would send his Son to die for you.

Darkness at Noonday at Crucifixion

The supernatural darkness reported at Jesus’ crucifixion was no metaphor. It was a real historical event based on eyewitness accounts and independently corroborated by a number of highly qualified ancient historians. And just as the darkness recorded in the gospels was based on real history, the reason for Jesus’s death is rooted in the real history recorded in the Book of Genesis.

With its very foundation built upon the historical events of Genesis, Jesus’ atoning death was God’s historical antidote to mankind’s grievous sin. The God-man, the Lord Jesus Christ willingly died a brutal and humiliating death on the cross in order to atone for the sins of Adam and Eve, for our sins, and for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2)—available by grace, through faith in God’s promised sacrificial Lamb (Ephesians 2:8–9).

During the last three hours of Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross, an eerie darkness struck the land. This darkness is documented by the Gospel writers Matthew, Mark, and Luke. It is also confirmed by three extra-biblical historians: Thallus, Phlegon, and Africanus. A closer look will reveal strong historical evidence for this unparalleled event.

J.A.T. Robinson, a liberal New Testament scholar, conducted an in-depth study in which he discovered strong historical, textual, and logical evidence for dating all of the gospels between AD 40–65. And Robinson was no friend of conservative biblical Christianity. Based on these dates, Matthew, Mark, and Luke would have written about the darkness a mere 7 to 32 years after the actual event.3 Compared to other ancient historical accounts, this is like a news flash. Suetonius, a Roman historian, wrote his account of Caesar crossing the Rubicon at least 110 years after the event, and it is considered to be generally reliable. The earliest biographies of Alexander the Great, by Arrian and Plutarch, were written over 400 years after his death, and they are considered trustworthy accounts.

Even more compelling is the fact that Rudolph Pesch, the German New Testament scholar, dates the source for Mark’s passion narrative no later than AD 37 based on language, style, grammar, and personal references. This is a maximum of four years after the actual event! It can be conclusively stated that the Gospel accounts of the darkness at the crucifixion are extremely early, reliable, and based on eyewitnesses.

Earthquake at Crucifixion

Phlegon was a Greek historian who wrote an extensive chronology around AD 137:

In the fourth year of the 202nd Olympiad (i.e., AD 33) there was ‘the greatest eclipse of the sun’ and that ‘it became night in the sixth hour of the day [i.e., noon] so that stars even appeared in the heavens. There was a great earthquake in Bithynia, and many things were overturned in Nicaea.’

Annular (ring) eclipse. An eclipse could NOT have caused darkness at the crucifixion because they don’t occur during the full moon.

Phlegon provides powerful confirmation of the Gospel accounts. He identifies the year and the exact time of day. In addition, he writes of an earthquake accompanying the darkness, which is specifically recorded in Matthew’s Gospel (Matthew 27:51). However, like Thallus, he fallaciously attempts to interpret the darkness as a direct effect of a solar eclipse.

The Greek has the usual word for earth, , here, from which we derive ‘geology’. The language of most translations appears to strongly suggest that the darkness was a local or regional phenomenon, which is a possible rendition in some contexts. All the same, if it was regional, it was over an extensive region. Dr Paul Maier, professor of ancient history at Western Michigan University, notes ‘This phenomenon, evidently, was visible in Rome, Athens, and other Mediterranean cities.’ Maier, Paul. Pontius Pilate (Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House, 1968), p. 366. Phlegon’s citation is a fragment from Olympiades he Chronika 13, ed. Otto Keller, RerumNaturaliumScriptoresGraeciMinores, 1 (Leipzig Teurber, 1877), p. 101.

On the other hand, Africanus writes of the darkness as a global event. Tertullian, the famous second century apologist, also hails the darkness as a ‘cosmic’ or ‘world event’. Appealing to skeptics, he wrote:

At the moment of Christ’s death, the light departed from the sun, and the land was darkened at noonday, which wonder is related in your own annals, and is preserved in your archives to this day.

Apparently, Tertullian could state with confidence that documentation of the darkness could be found in legitimate historical archives.

Death & Resurrection

Mediocrity is an Ilegal Squatter in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Arise Shine – Dr Lalith Mendis

1. Mediocrity – Sri Lanka has great potential. So let’s give up mediocrity in learning, practice & in work

2 Put others down POD spirit – drive out of the land. We will not succumb to POD spirit

3 Pompous on small things & offended for small things. We eschew these siblings – pompous & offence

4 The mediocre & unsuitable rise to leadership in SL. Let the capable occupy leadership in the state & at work 

5 Blame game evade STOP in SL

6 Animus antagonism sabotage slander STOP

7 vengeance thru sorcery suicide blood letting ,- save our nation

8 Assuming that piety recited is piety well practised

9 We are thankful for our nation’s wonderful gift for celebration hospitality dance song  ceremony pageantry  welcome – stop the doing nothing & panjandrums

10 Betrayal spirit of abandonment orphan as Vijaya did to Kuweni Visala & Uthpalavanna – fact or fable – we need deliverance from this

11 thief must not steal national resources

12 dark mindsets must not darken needed counsel for wise governance

Will Ukraine Crisis Escalate to WW III cited by Albert Einstein

Ukraine Quiz

  • Why did Russia Invade Ukraine – we also remember debacles in Iraq, Libya, Egypt (Vietnam long ago)
  • What are other trouble spots, that may invite invasion – Israel, Taiwan
  • What happens when USA diminish?
  • How will EU arise to fill the gap?
  • What is the most powerful Ten Nation Confederacy
  • What did covid shutdown teach the National political strong men about global elite & science czars
  • Who will win the battle – science czars & globalists or nationalist strongmen

Nations Speak  – Pitiful

  • Mat 25:42-43  for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat;
  • I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink;
  •   (43)  I was an alien, & you did not invite Me in;
  • I was naked, and you did not clothe Me;
  • sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.‘
  • What has multiplied with scientific genius & global greed

WWII & Hitler

  • How did WW II too happen?
  • War cycle  happens every 70 yrs.
  • In 1810 France the mighty military nation got Napoleon & that embroiled Europe in war for two decades.
  • Mongolian & Moghul empires also spawned war. Germany was the most industrialized nation in 1939? Hitler thought of world conquest – as did Alexandre the Great 2000 yrs prior.

UN Charter

  • Use of atom bomb Hitler to put down created precedence.
  • Dr Robert Oppenheimer – little boy & fat man – Hiroshima Nagasaki.
  • After WW II all feared another nuclear confrontation & drafted UN charter with
  • Isa 2:4  And He will judge between the nations, And will render decisions for many peoples; And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they learn war.

Israel & Middle East

  • Israel was given a small piece of land in 1947 for Jews who fled Hitler to have a home land. Jews were scattered in refugee camps in many nations. As Israel declared independent statehood in 1948, according to UN mandate. All surrounding Arab nations invaded tiny Israel. But they withstood the attack. It remains a trouble spot – soon powers that desire to grab the land isthmus of Israel, connecting 3 continents will foment trouble – on the basis of someone having  a claim to the land, as Russia did about Ukraine.

How Will EU Do – Who is Daniel – Wisemen from the East

  • Einstein said WW III & WW IV
  • So the battle lines for WW IV will draw with 4 power blocks . Armageddon.
  • Daniel said Messiah will be cut off in Jerusalem. Daniel said after that a prince to come – people of the Prince destroyed Jerusalem in AD 70. That was Roman empire. Which geopolitical entity arises from old Roman empire. EU of course. Why will Prince fight Jerusalem? EU did the policeman role in Ukrainian crisis.
  • Worldwide numbering system – digital mark

  • Worldwide religious system
  • Rev 13:15  And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed
  • Worldwide numbering system – digital mark
  • Rev 13:17  and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.
  • King of the North can be easily identified as Russia because – Gog of Magog can be located to be in Russia according to ancient maps. However, the trigger for Armageddon is a Power arising from the former Roman Empire. Daniel calls him the Prince of the people who destroyed Jerusalem in AD 70.
  • Dan 11:40  “At the end time the king of the South will collide with him (Prince to Come), and the king of the North will storm against him with chariots, with horsemen and with many ships; and he will enter countries, overflow them and pass through.
  • North – God Magog Ezekiel 38 = Russia will invade also with Persia = Iran
  • Dan 11:44  “But rumors from the East and from the North will disturb him, and he will go forth with great wrath to destroy and annihilate many.
  • Kings of the East – China with 200, million comes on ME – they did treaty with Afghanistan
  • USA will decrease in Influence.
  • Neutron bomb described. Zech chap 14
  • At the height of Armageddon, when nations have surrounded Israel, Christ will return for His worldwide rule

What Ukraine Forgot; Bears Growl – Doves Moan

The Powers empirically diagnosed, all can’t survive – only the fit should survive. The world has galloped every 70 yrs with war formation. Before European adventures & misadventures hit world stage, Asian Imperialism had its heyday.  1810 to 1880 Napoleon set the stage for Europe. 1880 – 1950 – Marx, Darwin & urges of the Industrial Revolution competed for domination. Consumerism ruled quite well from 1950 – 2020, until global dinosaurs (elite) decided on social engineering in a world of rising population & dwindling resources.

  1. Covid proved how economic czars would do global planning.
  2. Vladimir Putin is not a global czar but a man utterly committed to Russian hegemony, just like Donald Trump was for American Hegemony – old school nationalist thinking. How can strong National Leaders with overreaching strength, agree to a world run by plandemic scientists?
  3.  Any strong leader with expansionism in mind, secures the borders before he leaps further. Borders may be geographical or economic – why Bush invaded Iraq – for oil borders. US convinced Blair to eliminate Gaddaffi, a man who did much for his people. Obama dislodged Gen Sisi to secure his caliphate. Gen Sisi bounced back.
  4. Poor Ukraine was deceived by Western overtures, which were only for Western interests & paid a tragic price, with no one to help. You are Growling Bear or moaning dove. When we espouse survival of the fittest, one is forced to make friends with a FIT GUY or Gal. Unwritten but often played out International Law says, “Respect the bullies; peace will look after itself”. “Look after the pounds – who cares for pennies”.
  5. What will happen to Taiwan & Israel – small territories on which Major Powers play political battles. All nations with strategic geopolitical location or resources such as uranium & titanium, are at risk for grabs – So little Sri Lanka – God help you.
  6. Power hungry humans understand & respect power. They may respect science for 2 yrs. Plandmeic has brought unease & uncertainty, causing powerful nations to give up détente & go for the jugular, before the next plandemic causes them to lose control to dubious science. Strong political men everywhere said, “never more will we agree to shutdown”.
  7. In the wake of a weak USA Prez, the vacuum called for the Man of power for the hour – Vladimir Putin arose before any other. Remember the old law, Gas rushes to fill the vacuum. The same happens with political vacuum & political gas!!
  8. With the formation of UN, at the behest of Nuclear terror rather than for love of nations, the motto was coined by borrowing from Isaiah the Biblical Prophet who lived BC 740 – Isa 2:4  And He will judge between the nations, And will render decisions for many peoples; And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they learn war.
  9. This axiom had spent itself and the powerful nations have had enough of losing control to plandemics. They play out the incisive statement of another Biblical prophet, Joel of 800 BC, who said a time of madness would come when nations give up restraint & have go at each other’s throat. When populace dies to keep Kings powerful. Joe 3:10  Beat your plowshares into swords And your pruning hooks into spears; Let the weak say, “I am a mighty man.”
  10. Nations are called to live as a family of nations. Within a nation too, people are to live as a family. What we increasingly find is that ruthless Nephilim (powerful giants) in a nation fleece the flock. The same happens on the international scene – much more so. If one’s own powerful countrymen rob the citizens, how much more nations would connive with global taskmasters to disenfranchise their own citizens.
  11. Engineered migration is producing fatherless, landless, rootless youth whose families & values are disrupted. They are easily recruited for woke or any other philosophy or economic, personal or sexual abuse. Mother Earth  God above cry fir these inhumanities, all couched & executed for modern exigencies – always offering an illusory “greener pasture”. Nations get poor economically, spiritually, socially – in every way.
  12. Mat 25:42-43  for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink;  (43)  I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’
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Winning the Digital War for your kids

Teachers asked me why children are so jittery in class – nowadays, during a lecture at a school in 2012. My research subjects while on the academic staff of the Dept of Pharmacology, in a State Medical Faculty were Epilepsy, Parkinsonism, Aspirin like drugs, Migraine & Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  My publications are available on Medline.

As I began research into the subject, I observed that ADHD (Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder) was diagnosed far too often & far too frequently children were on prescription drugs. As I began to see parents & jittery children, I began to draw the connection between overexposure to the digital screen and ADHD like symptoms of inattention, impulsivity & hyperactivity in such children.

We developed the Colombo Empathic Learning Centre where I would see the parents & digitally affected children. As I took up lectures in Schools, Pre School Training, Corporates & Banks, more parents brought digitalised kids for appointments. Our staff carried out Empathic remedies. We saw good results as we helped parents to get children off the screen.

I postulated that dopamine jitteriness caused by digital overdose will be reversed by grips & ropes producing intense small muscle activity of the fingers, hands & toes. This activates the neurochemical transmitter, glutamate, of pyramidal tract controlling voluntary muscles. We called this Empathic Motor Therapy for which we provided a 3600 square foot area of our building. One year later, Harvard published FITKids program, proving the efficiency of such therapy, though Harvard did not adduce the reasons how it works. We conduct sessions at our indoor Den & Dare facility & outdoor camps at ATRAC (Adventure Trails Reboot at Camp – 6 hectare Facility within 30 min of the Colombo International Airport) – to get Ygen, Igen & Millenials of Z Gen to reduce screen time, heal digital addiction, build team etc.  

Schools, Corporates, Churches & other groups use our facilities. In recent times I have lectured again to Doctors, Lawyers, Medical Students & Police on the Subject of Right Learning, Curriculum, Career, Character & Choices. The website of the Ceylon College of General Practitioners have published my academic article on this subject.

My other books Me, Mom & Dad, Children Our Heritage, Right Learning and Parenting in a Digital Age can be read with your children or youth. They are must reading for all who work with kids & youth.

Dr Lalith Mendis,

Director, Colombo Empathic Learning Centre.

374 Serpentine Road, Colombo 8, Sri Lanka

www.apeksha-lanka.com