The Negative Impact of Excessive Screen Time on Language Development in Children Under 6-Years-Old:

The Negative Impact of Excessive Screen Time on Language Development in Children Under 6-Years-Old: An Integrative Review with Screen Time Reduction Toolkit and Presentation for Outpatient Pediatric and Family Health Providers

University of Massachusetts – Dr Christina Kuta Kuhl (2004) reported that in studies examining speech-perception learning and speech-production learning, human-human interactions had a strong influence on a child’s language development. She also reported that infants learned best from live sessions versus televised ones, and social feedback was an important predictor for the quantity and quality of infant vocalizations. Therefore, heavy television use or excessive screen time can interfere with a child’s language development because parents spend less

Introduction and Background

 

Language development and vocabulary growth in young children are directly related to the amount of time parents spend speaking to them & interacting with and talking to their child. Furthermore, receptive language delays by age 5 are a significant risk factor for social and emotional problems in adulthood (Schoon, Parsons, Rush, & Law, 2010).

Results from several studies support this association between excessive screen time in children under 6-years-old and language delays (Chonchaiya & Pruksananonda, 2008; Duch et al., 2013; Lin et al., 2015). Lin, Cherng, Chen, Chen, and Yang (2015) conducted a quasi- experimental study and determined that exposure to television was correlated with an increased risk for language developmental delays in young children ages 15- to 35-months-old. The exposure group consisted of 75 children who watched an average of 137.2 min/day. The 75 children in the control group watched an average of 16.3 min/day. The exposure group’s risk of delayed language development was 3.3 times higher than that of the control group. Duch et al. (2013) found that Hispanic infants and toddlers who watched excessive television, defined as

 

 

2 hr/day or more, had 5.5 times the risk of having lower scores on the Communication section of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) after 1 year compared to those children who watched less than 2 hr/day. Chonchaiya and Pruksananonda (2008) also conducted a study with a sample of 56 children with language delays and 110 children with normal language development, ages 15- to 48-months-old. They asserted that children who started watching television before 12 months of age and watched more than 2 hr/day were six times more likely to develop a language delay. Although studies on the relationship between screen time and language development are few and mostly limited to observational or quasi-experimental methods, findings have remained consistent that increased screen time is associated with an increased risk for language developmental delays.

Researchers have also investigated how screen time interferes with language development by examining the interactions between young children and their caregivers (Chonchaiya & Pruksananonda, 2008; Christakis et al., 2009; Tanimura, Okuma, & Kyoshima, 2007). Christakis et al. (2009) explored verbal exchanges between a parent and child while watching television. They conducted an observational study to determine the relationship between the amount of time watching television and the number of parent-child interactions in a group of 326 children ages 2 to 36 months. For every 1 hr of television watched, the children were exposed to 500 to 1000 fewer words. The authors also ascertained that significant reductions for child vocalizations, vocalization duration, and conversational turns were associated with more time spent watching television. These decreased experiences for parent- child interactive language learning may impact normal language development. Chonchaiya and Pruksananonda (2008) established an association between the amounts of time caregivers interacted and conversed with their children in a day and risk for developing language delays.

 

 

The children with language delays spent an average of 7 hr/day with their caregivers in which

 

  • of those hours, on average, were spent in conversation. The children in the control group with normal language development spent an average of 9.3 hr/day with their caregivers in which 5.8 of those hours, on average, were spent in conversation. Furthermore, Chonchaiya and Pruksananonda (2008) determined that children who watched television alone were 8.5 times more likely to develop a language delay. Similarly, Tanimura, Okuma, and Kyoshima (2007) observed that when the television is on, parents converse and interact less with their children. In an observational study performed in Japan, parents frequently spoke in shorter, one-word sentences and spoke less words overall to their children when the television was on. Taken together, results from these studies support the premise that television viewing disrupts

caregiver-child verbal interactions, which results in less words being spoken to the child and less opportunities for modeling two-way conversation and conveying thoughts in sentences rather than single words.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advisory board recognizes the health implications of too much screen time. In addition to language delays, children are at increased risk for obesity, violence and aggression, loss of social skills, attention problems, anxiety and depression, sleep deprivation, vision problems, migraine headaches, repetitive motion syndrome and arthritis (American Academy of Pediatrics [AAP], 2016). In January 2017, the AAP advisory board ratified an online Media and Children Communication Toolkit, which encourages families to create a media use plan to gain awareness of media use habits and adopt methods to decrease use. In their most recent 2016 policy statement, the AAP advisory board advocated for no screen time in children under the age of 18-24 months other than video-chatting and to limit screen time to less than 1 hr/day of high-quality programming and apps for children ages 2-5

 

 

because of the harmful impact it might have on the developing brain. They also recommended caregivers co-view and co-use media, not allow screen time during meals or for 1 hour before bedtime, and remove televisions and other media devices from children’s bedrooms. Still, according to parent surveys, 90% of children younger than 2-years-old are exposed to 1 to 2 hr/day of television with 14% of them watching greater than 2 hr/day of television (AAP, 2011). Thirty-eight percent of infants use mobile devices like smartphones (Rideout, 2013). The typical American child before age 5 watches 4.5 hr/day of television (Christakis, 2011).

Many caregivers believe that screen media can have a positive impact on their child’s cognitive development because many programs and products advertise this as a benefit (AAP, 2011; Beck et al., 2015; Vandewater et al., 2005). Caregivers who believe a television program or video is educational and important to healthy development are twice as likely to have the television on for extended periods of time (Vandewater et al., 2005). An interview with a group of Hispanic families found limited knowledge among caregivers about the potential risks of too much screen time, but the caregivers also reported they would reduce their children’s screen time if they were better educated about this issue (Beck et al., 2015). Improved education and awareness about the potential for language delays in young children due to excessive screen time can empower families to reduce screen time in their homes.

The primary care setting offers excellent opportunities to promote screen reduction education to young children and their families. From birth to age 5, children will see their provider a minimum of 12 times for routine wellness visits. Despite this opportunity only 16% of pediatricians in the United States ask patients and their families about their media use, and this statistic has not changed in the last 20 years despite the production of new devices providing

 

 

more opportunities for screen time, including tablets, portable DVD players, and smartphones (Shifrin et al., 2015).

Problem Statement

 

Increased amounts of recreational screen time, defined as time watching television and DVDs, playing videogames, and using computers, tablets, and cellular phones without academic purpose, and the lack of effective media use assessment and patient education being done by primary care providers is associated with increased risk of language developmental delays for young children under 6-years-old. This is a significant issue because language development is biologically correlated to age, and these early years are crucial for language acquisition, especially phonetics and syntax.

Integrative Review of the Literature

 

Methods

 

Search strategy. A three-step search strategy was utilized in this review to find published studies. An initial limited search of Medical Literature Anayslis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE) and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) was undertaken followed by an analysis of the text words contained in the title and abstract, and of the index terms used to describe the article. A second search using all identified keywords and index terms was then undertaken across CINAHL, PubMed/MEDLINE, and PubMed Central.

The following keywords and combinations were searched in CINAHL: young children, television, television viewing, television viewing reduction, decreasing television viewing, media use, media use reduction, decreasing media use, screen time, screen time reduction, decreasing screen time, language, language development, and language delays. The following Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and combinations were searched in PubMed/MEDLINE and PubMed

 

 

Central: television, language development disorders, child—preschool, and infant. Thirdly, the reference list of all identified reports and articles were searched for additional studies. Studies published in English between 2004 and 2016 were considered for inclusion in this review.

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Maximizing Brain Potential & Learning in a Digital Age

Entertainment on Digital screen affects learning in many ways. More pixels are used per second in the program (cartoon or digital game) more is the learning distortion.

  1. After 25 min on an intense program, neurons turn multi-directional with increased “background noise”& reduced working memory – immediate cognition dumbs. Every 5 min more will take exponentially more time for learning absorption to return to normal.
  2. Memory will not store what you study
  3. Disturbed dopamine tracts (D1 turning to D2 (as with Cocaine) with 30 min of screen will ask for more of screen – craving
  4. Digital dissonance will increase when the program has intense & unpredictable acoustic & visual variations
  5. Kid will lose executive empathic – initiation, navigation, conclusion, reward tract (Top down) & move to bottom up repetitive survival tract. Reward motive for studying well is lost (serotonin doing satiety is lost).
  6. Parallel activation of stress hormones reduces learning & thrill mode sets in – thrill junkie
  7. Sleep will be disturbed further contributing to learning loss.
  8. Excessive Music – unbalanced by verbal processing & language, takes over as the language of the temporal lobe. Vocabulary diminishes

Recall, connection, collation, application – all suffer

I once Knew A Land of Hospitality – Dr Lalith Mendis – Two races one nation together the British we fought

I once Knew A Land of Hospitality     Dr Lalith Mendis

Two races one nation together the British we fought

We counted goals or runs as we did the merry sport

It’s no more bat & ball but shells, guns & battle field

Now we count the dead, body parts war games yield

 

Come beat this madness – restore brotherly kindness

Who will wash the blood and clean the sordid mess

Vanni mahanai Ruhunu putha brothers of one blood

O that killing fields give way to peaceful green sod

 

O God we hope for a day poor man has his grain

Bio fuel will not rob the hungry fattening the vain

O Father why do some have much but many starve

Dawn the day a Home for all – may your love carve

 

I once knew a land of hospitality & family values

Where son & daughter to parents gave their dues

Three generations. by the fence would live & love

Now in three continents siblings thrive somehow

 

It’s such a long time – other land a fading memory

Races studying in one school sharing one’s culinary

Parents longingly wait in vain son studying abroad

He never comes back – his world is now so broad

 

Evening hours and weekends gave pleasure to all

Stroll by the golden shore, sand castles built so tall

‘tis now all maddening pace – to perform & prove

Watch the TV heroics stuck in digital gore & grove

 

Abortion on demand, child thrown away to orphanage

Euthanasia, same sex marriage morals on the rampage

Cloning & Eugenics, who should perish men to decide

Gates for apocalyptic horses & hell are now open wide

 

Once the mother watched baby’s first curl, his smile

Attempt to crawl, stand, walk all recorded in a file

Father comes home to hugs, joy, help in the house

Every chore done added to spice between each spouse

 

Domestic fills the child’s life his smiles now are less

Building careers Parents have their own share of stress

Life is tough fittest only survive they cannot care less

Learning game rules Child grows fed on digital mess

Electronic Baby Toys Reduce Quality and Quantity of Language in Kids – Simplify Kid Life – They are too stimulated

Electronic Baby Toys Associated with Decrease in Quality and Quantity of Language in Kids – Simplify Kid Life – They are too stimulated

Electronic toys for infants that produce lights, words and songs were associated with decreased quantity and quality of language compared to playing with books or traditional toys such as a wooden puzzle, a shape-sorter and a set of rubber blocks, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.

 

The reality for many families of young children is that opportunities for direct parent-child play time is limited because of financial, work, and other familial factors.  Optimizing the quality of limited parent-child play time is important.

 

Anna V. Sosa, Ph.D., of Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, and colleagues conducted a controlled experiment involving 26 parent-infant pairs with children who were 10 to 16 months old.  Researchers did not directly observe parent-infant play time because it was conducted in participants’ homes.  Audio recording equipment was used to pick up sound.  Participants were given three sets of toys: electronic toys (a baby laptop, a talking farm and a baby cell phone); traditional toys (chunky wooden puzzle, shape-sorter and rubber blocks with pictures); and five board books with farm animal, shape or colour themes.

 

http://neurosciencenews.com/toys-language-neurodevelopment-3330/

 

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“Electronic toys that make noises or light up are extremely effective at commanding children’s attention by activating their orienting reflex.  This primitive reflex compels the mind to focus on novel visual or auditory stimuli.  The study by Sosa in this issue of JAMA Pediatrics suggests that they may do more than just command children’s attention; they appear to reduce parent-child verbal interactions.  Why does this matter?  Conversational turns during play do more than teach children language.  They lay the groundwork for literacy skills, teach role-playing, give parents a window into their child’s developmental stage and struggles, and teach social skills such as turn-taking and accepting others’ leads.  Verbal interactions of course are only part of the story.  What is missing from this study is a sense of how nonverbal interactions, which are also an important source of social and emotional skills, varied by toy type,” write Jenny S. Radesky, M.D., of the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, and Dimitri A. Christakis, M.D., M.P.H., of Seattle Children’s Hospital and a JAMA Pediatrics associate editor, in a related editorial.

 

http://neurosciencenews.com/toys-language-neurodevelopment-3330/

 

If the schedules and screens are making you feel like you’re losing track of or losing touch with your child, it’s time to simplify.

The benefits of simplifying your child’s world are many. And it can make your life more fulfilling, too. Children flourish when they have the time and space to explore their world without the constraints of “too much.”

“Too much” is overwhelming and stressful, whether it’s too much stuff, too much information, too many activities, too many choices, or too much speed – always hurrying from one task to the next, never a moment to relax or play. Having and doing too much can overwhelm a kid and lead to unnecessary stress at home and in the classroom.

Simplifying a child’s routine and cutting down on their information and activity overload, as well as excessive toy and clutter piles, could help overstimulated kids become less argumentative and disruptive.

When you simplify a child’s world, you make space for positive growth, creativity and relaxation.

“Many of today’s behavioral issues come from children having too much stuff and living a life that is too fast,” says Kim John Payne, author of Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kids.

Payne says that many American kids are experiencing sensory overload with “too many trinkets, too many choices and too much information.” By approaching parenting using simplicity as a framework, parents may be able to significantly reduce a child’s daily stress, which can lead to happier, more successful children.

“Children need time to become themselves–through play and social interaction. If you overwhelm a child with stuff–with choices and pseudochoices–before they are ready, they will only know one emotional gesture: More!”

The easiest way to get started is with your home environment. “As you decrease the quantity of your child’s toys and clutter, you increase their attention and their capacity for deep play. Too much stuff leads to too little time and too little depth in the way kids see and explore their worlds,” says Payne.

Clear Some of the Clutter

When clearing out toys, focus on keeping a mix of toys that your kids consistently enjoy and that keep them entertained for long periods of time. Often, kids’ favorite toys are simple, classic toys without lots of bells and whistles – stuffed animals, dolls, building toys such as Legos, trains and cars, dress-up clothes, and arts and crafts materials.

Whittle down books to a handful of favorites that can be savored, and remove the rest to create a “library” to find new reads one or two at a time. Add in some fabric, string or pillows for creating forts and playhouses, then give your child some time to adjust and create his own play world from this simple selection of toys.

Make Downtime a Priority

Along the same lines, simplifying your family’s schedule can reduce the frantic feeling of always being on the go. Kids with a full plate of school work, extracurricular activities or sports each day may feel stressed and chaotic since they’re lacking the free time children need for creative play and exploration.  And when you set effective screen time limits, you’ll keep your child distraction-free and help her learn to find joy in the present moment.

“Rest nurtures creativity, which nurtures activity. Activity nurtures rest, which sustains creativity,” Payne explains in Simplicity Parenting. “Each draws from and contributes to the other.”

As a parent “taxi,” you probably aren’t feeling all that relaxed either. Cutting back to just one or two of your child’s favorite activities can give them the freedom not only to have that time to play and explore, but also the time to actually practice and focus on the activities they do choose to partake in.

Reducing the physical clutter, setting predictable rhythms and streamlining activities has benefits for parents too. “As parents, we also define ourselves by what we bring our attention and presence to. This is easy to forget when daily life feels more like triage,” says Payne. By simplifying, we can concentrate on what we really value, not just spend our days reacting to everything the world throws at us. Having fewer toys benefits a child’s imagination and sense of calm.

Simplification is an ongoing process, not something that can be completed in an afternoon or weekend. It takes time to reduce possessions, change habits, and develop new rhythms. It’s not easy to change directions when your whole family is moving at the speed of light and the chaos always feels like it’s creeping in. Begin slowly, with small changes and an eye toward what you want your family life to look like.

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Lighten Up

“In the tapestry of childhood, what stands out is not the splashy trips to Disneyland but the common threads that run throughout and repeat: the family dinners, nature walks, reading together at bedtime, Saturday morning pancakes.”

With simplification we can bring an infusion of inspiration to our daily lives; set a tone that honors our families’ needs before the world’s demands. Allow our hopes for our children to outweigh our fears. Realign our lives with our dreams for our family, and our hopes for what childhood could and should be.

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What better reminder do we have than our kids of our own best selves, our less stressed and more carefree selves?

In their silliness we see the echo of the way we used to be: when we were kids, yes, but also before we had kids, or even two weeks ago, before all of the stress of these year-end corporate meetings. Their joy, their infectious enthusiasm, their sense of “mission” as the poor dog is dressed in boxer shorts, cannot help but cajole you, and beckon you, to lighten up.

To simplify is to find a place of balance as you move away from “too much.” Only with less can children figure out what they truly like and want.

 

 

 

 

Wiring Brain Tracts Right – Right & Left Brain Inclination – fourfold PFC function

Wiring Brain Tracts Right – Right & Left Brain Inclination – fourfold PFC function
The concept of right brain and left brain thinking developed from the research in the late 1960s, of an American psycho-biologist, Roger W Sperry. He discovered that the human brain has two very different ways of thinking.

  • One (the right brain) is visual and processes information in an intuitive and simultaneous way, looking first at the whole picture then the details.
  • The other (the left brain) is verbal and processes information in an analytical and sequential way, looking first at the pieces then putting them together to get the whole. Sperry was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1981, although subsequent research has showed things aren’t quite as polarized as once thought (nor as simple).
  • “Normal” child = usual class room learner – this was thought to be the dominant pattern & took the name of dominant hemisphere in 70% = Left brain = management mode, verbal, mathematical, logical
  • They had dominance in – Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, Linguistic, Logical/mathematical
  • those who had other 3 tracts dominant – Kinaesthetic, Musical, Visual/Spatial (KMV)  – were considered right brain = creative, imaginative, dreamy, visual
  • When the digital revolution hit the children more were wired dominant in the KMV tracts

 

Power & Frontal Lobe
“Regions of frontal lobes that are now being called the empathy network … they kind of help us detect other people’s pain,” Keltner explains. “When you damage the empathy networks of your brain, which some people do, they become really impulsive. Cartoons where hero demolishes villain by power or power arrogated via digital games similarly damages child’s empathy networks. Digital gadgets make children powerful. Thus children become rude, uncaring, selfish, violent, bullying, ganging up against the weak or ugly.

 

Pre Frontal Cortex

PFC operations allow the flexible regulation of behaviour to enable us to properly respond to a changing environment — for example, the ability to shift attentional set to new dimensions and to alter decision making as reward contingencies shift. The PFC also monitors errors, giving us the insight that we are incorrect and need to shift strategies. All of these abilities depend on proper PFC neuronal network connections, which are highly sensitive to their neurochemical environment

 

Functions of PFC

  • The dorsolateral PFC (DLPFC) has extensive connections with sensory and motor cortices and is key for regulating attention, thought and action thru well developed frontal lobe connections.
  • Right inferior PFC (rIPFC) seems to be specialized for inhibiting inappropriate motor responses.
  • Ventromedial PFC (VMPFC) has extensive connections with subcortical structures (such as the amygdala, the nucleus accumbens and the hypothalamus) that generate emotional responses and habits & regulate emotional responses.
  • Dorsomedial PFC (DMPFC) has been associated with error monitoring9 and, in human functional MRI studies, reality testing

 

Effects of Digital Overstimulation Results in ….

  • Over-wiring of Kinaesthetic, Musical, Visual/Spatial
  • A Generation of whose who show what others do
  • Decreased doing – advertising & entertainment increased
  • Increased Response to Risk Centre – Venteromedial aspect of Prefrontal cortex
  • Flight, Fright, Fight
  • On edge risk taking generation
  • Risk in – finances, gambling, sex, courting danger

 

Effects of Digital Overstimulation Results in

  • Under-wiring of Executive control of dorsolateral parts of Pre Frontal Cortex
  • Under-wiring of Planned & Empathic pathways of Frontal Cortex
  • Inability to pick up Phonemes in the first 3 years
  • Under-wiring of – Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, Linguistic, Logical/mathematical tracts

 

Language & Social Contact

Social behavior, such as attachment and language, develops within a critical periods of development. Critical periods are times in development when the brain is particularly sensitive to social or physical environmental influences. The critical period for learning how to discriminate phonemes in language and process facial emotions is less than 3 years. (A phoneme is the smallest distinct unit of language, such as the “m” of “mat” and the “b” of “bat” in English.) At the beginning of life, babies can hear phonemes from all languages; by year 1, they can only hear phonemes from their own language. By 6-12 months, babies prefer social stimuli (faces, voices, and people) to objects. If the child doesn’t gain experience during this time, or enjoy interacting verbally or nonverbally with others, that can affect his or her social skills later. Basic social skills are acquired early in life that provide the building blocks for more complex social abilities later.3

 

DMN & Deep Rest = Non-Conscious High Energy Deep Thinking

  • During sleep brain thinks deep thoughts of introspection & sets in move the default mode network (DMN) that connects many brain tracts needed for normal functioning
  • When awake too children or adult must be encouraged to have time for deep inward thought – non conscious thinking – this makes us brilliant & spiritual
  • During this directed Rest or Deep thinking time ȣ waves increase & that relate to learning, memory building, attention, positive emotions

 

DMN & TPN & Digital Surplus

  • Incessant digital stimulation or sleep deprivation removes this facility
  • A healthy DMN connects well with Task Performance Network (TPN)
  • DMN followed by TPN ensures that our thinking ends up with logical action & solutions
  • When Stress or Digital Surplus disrupts DMN – one concentrates on the problem rather than solution – circular thinking

 

“Right Brain” Over-wiring

  • Passive stimulus rather than creative interaction with live toys, crafts, arts etc.- wires up child for repetitive responses rather than creative responses.
  • Nerve traffic from right to left is far in excess of left to right – child becomes imaginative, intuitive & ad hoc rather than planned & management. Natural % of Right brain children is overtaken. Too many want to be presenters, journalists, dramatists, fashion designers etc. calibration & celebration outdo left brain management jobs. All want to show what others do. Doing % decreases & stars & presenters increase. Leisure & showmanship take centre stage rather than work.

 

Cartoons & Memory

  • Shorter memory than with creative wok & hand writing – handwriting wires brain differently from tabbing baby laptops. Pixels promote short memory & passing interests. Reading solid print develops longer lasting memory & evokes imaginative scenes from stories & wires for creative fantasy rather than non existent fantasy.
  • Repetitive brain loops & higher stimulant chemo transmitters in the brain & cortisol in the blood promotes addiction to junk food, internet gambling & other chemical addictions. It’s an addicted brain that the digital addict has.

 

Creative or Repetitive

  • Too much digital audio visual input from games or cartoons makes the child’s brain wire for repetition & impulsive action rather than creativity or management. Teach your child management in small things & retrain his brain for order if it has been garbled to being inattentive & hyperactive by digitals & cartoon. Don’t give too many toys in a day. Too many Flashy & noisy toys breed attention deficiency. Give him a rack to manage. Separate Plastic Bottles  to store his pastels, pencils & other stuff. Read solid print & imagine the story is how you make your child creative as God designed them to be. Give your child’s brain the God chance to wire creatively.
  • Short term interests
  • Selfish & self absorbed
  • Morality towards – violence, mocking seniors, sexually arousing cartoons

 

Establish a Beachhead
Establish a beachhead in your child’s life over 40 days. Beachhead is the time your child & you look forward to being with each other. Replace the hero in his life – not batman or Benten – you dad. During 40 days daily take 15 min to establish a creative habit in the child – viz you drawing art, running, cycling, play cricket in your small lawn, play puzzle, make cake or sandwich, eat together – whatever other than digital. From that beachhead you can invade & dislodge other digital intruders in his life – prevent ADHD, even reverse ADHD without drugs. Prescribe yourself & your time for the child & not drugs or more cartoon.

 

 

PFC Executive Function

  • Stress or digital surplus impairs higher-order PFC abilities such as working memory and attention regulation. Thus, attention regulation switches from thoughtful ‘top-down’ control by the PFC that is based on what is most relevant to the task at hand to ‘bottom-up’ control by the sensory cortices, whereby the salience of the stimulus (for example, whether it is brightly coloured, loud or moving) captures our attention. This is the problem with ADHD. Venteromedial aspect of the PFC is over-wired making brain over sensitive & addicted to colour, sound & chaos. Child’s stress was digital overuse.

Passive Wiring of Brain

  • Cartoon over exposure Interferes with the child’s needed hand, eye, motor coordination. Empathic Learning Therapy attempts to reverse wrong neuronal wiring by applying appropriate & graded methodology using arts, crafts, sculpture, moulding, sand art, indoor games, music, outdoor games, drama, implementable domestic management schedules, parent/child activities of hope & help
  • Passive stimulus rather than creative interaction with live toys, crafts, arts etc.- wires up child for repetitive responses rather than creative responses.

 

 

Last Bastion of Civilization – Mothers Make the Shape of Home Mother the Recipe for Every Home

Last Bastion of Civilization – Mothers Make the Shape of Home

Mother the Recipe for Every Home

Dr Lalith Mendis – Mother’s Day

Left brain management will run office – anyone can. Right brain imagination, attention to detail, creativity, mystique – are far more personalised. Every bed has mom touch & every cake has that special care. Last bastion to crash in civilization was not father bashing or busting – as bad as that was; the straw that broke the Civilization Camel’s back was – mom abdicating home. Alas!!

 

  • She is the recipe for home – while dad provides – but the recipe takes its hands off when the job is done – cake is baked – this is tough
  • Mother has to understand her role – keep in the womb so close inside, risk her life but when time comes – release for growth
  • What mother begins in wombing, mothering for her child is what she also does for their seasons of life, for her family life & home, for her husband’s role & career
  • Mom you are mothering future careers – you are nurturing God given gifts in others
  • She conceives it before others know, see or hear
  • So she is known to be perceptive, prophetic, Right brain, intuitive, imaginative, creative

Moulding of Home in the Mother Shape & Mother heart of God has suffered as moms work for financial exigencies or for identity or for career or for plain insecurity as male becomes self centred & uncaring. Mother as Homemaker once was a noble profession. No university has offered a course on this curriculum. Last bastion of God’s embrace, the Home – suffers much. Recovery of mothering is a non-deferrable emergency.

Working mom was once working in the home. Working mom now has an uphill task to make ends meet & make office & home run smooth. Recent research shows that the theory, “women are better at multitasking” – is a myth. They just drop out some more close to heart tasks or loves. Tragedy!!

Mom, work outside if finances compel you but don’t abdicate your throne at home – you are queen at home mom – that’s your twitter address!! Generations cry out mom – come home, we are weary – come home, we can’t be latch key generation – mom come home. We lost our fathers long ago – why you mom?? We can manage without dad even till 9 pm – but without you mom – home sounds like the catacombs & looks like the tsunami ravaged beach & feels like the bottomless pit. Mom come home.

Mom you mould seasons & careers. You are Nurse, AMI, teacher, sports instructor, Chef, physiotherapist, linguist, Uni don – all roles moulded together in one – that’s Mom. Jill of all trades & maestro of most.  You are the home magnet – where you are we are all drawn. Dad is boss at office but we know who is boss at home!!

Maternity leave is fine mom. It’s very good. But you & I need Foetal leave before birth. Let’s lobby the Government. How I like to rest when you lie down. I know you love to. But that terrible screen you work with all day has robbed me my rights mom. Foetus speaking. That dopamine drive is no good for my Foetal brain – I need DHEA & some good endorphins. Let’s take an afternoon nap mom. It’s good for my brain & for your placental blood circulation. I will grow better & help you sooner.

Mom your handbag is amazing – in fact I think it was the original Amazon.com – why it has the pen in 3 colours – red black or blue – knowing not when dad asks for what. It has pencils, needle & thread, torch of course, extra dongel & pen drive – you being mod mom; it has soother or whistle or tweezer – lego for left brain & pastels for right brain – you are amazing mom – this even before Howard Gardner did the brain tracts!! You have torch for darkness & umbrella for rain, extra padlock – ready for my mouth.

Mom I’ve known you young with fire in the eye & ire in the mouth. Now I see you with silver on the head & your wrinkles are now your necklace. But let me tell you mom – you’re more fab now than then. All my kids wait for grandma more eagerly. Once it was only the bedroom wall that separated you mom – every might I remember your breath of prayer on my sleepy face as angels smiled you smiled too.  Now alas – an ocean divides us mom – two different continents – had I known…..Thank God for skype, whats app & all that – but nothing like your silver hair on my kids’ face mom..come soon

Father the Daylight – Mother the Night Breeze

  • The Other Half of the Day is the better half – the night
  • Build home & family – shut out the digital screen
  • Physiological systems hit baseline – blood pressure low
  • Rest & comfort – Default Mode Network of thought affirmed
  • Be still & know that I am God
  • Memory refreshed & Creativity Restored
  • Repairs & Renews for Next day
  • Dream for better & for future
  • Roots grow deeper for branches to grow higher
  • Melatonin & Dreamweaver program for brain

 

Last Bastion of Civilization – Mothers Make the Shape of Home Mother the Recipe for Every Home

Last Bastion of Civilization – Mothers Make the Shape of Home

Mother the Recipe for Every Home

Dr Lalith Mendis – Mother’s Day

Left brain management will run office – anyone can. Right brain imagination, attention to detail, creativity, mystique – are far more personalised. Every bed has mom touch & every cake has that special care. Last bastion to crash in civilization was not father bashing or busting – as bad as that was; the straw that broke the Civilization Camel’s back was – mom abdicating home. Alas!!

 

  • She is the recipe for home – while dad provides – but the recipe takes its hands off when the job is done – cake is baked – this is tough
  • Mother has to understand her role – keep in the womb so close inside, risk her life but when time comes – release for growth
  • What mother begins in wombing, mothering for her child is what she also does for their seasons of life, for her family life & home, for her husband’s role & career
  • Mom you are mothering future careers – you are nurturing God given gifts in others
  • She conceives it before others know, see or hear
  • So she is known to be perceptive, prophetic, Right brain, intuitive, imaginative, creative

Moulding of Home in the Mother Shape & Mother heart of God has suffered as moms work for financial exigencies or for identity or for career or for plain insecurity as male becomes self centred & uncaring. Mother as Homemaker once was a noble profession. No university has offered a course on this curriculum. Last bastion of God’s embrace, the Home – suffers much. Recovery of mothering is a non-deferrable emergency.

Working mom was once working in the home. Working mom now has an uphill task to make ends meet & make office & home run smooth. Recent research shows that the theory, “women are better at multitasking” – is a myth. They just drop out some more close to heart tasks or loves. Tragedy!!

Mom, work outside if finances compel you but don’t abdicate your throne at home – you are queen at home mom – that’s your twitter address!! Generations cry out mom – come home, we are weary – come home, we can’t be latch key generation – mom come home. We lost our fathers long ago – why you mom?? We can manage without dad even till 9 pm – but without you mom – home sounds like the catacombs & looks like the tsunami ravaged beach & feels like the bottomless pit. Mom come home.

Mom you mould seasons & careers. You are Nurse, AMI, teacher, sports instructor, Chef, physiotherapist, linguist, Uni don – all roles moulded together in one – that’s Mom. Jill of all trades & maestro of most.  You are the home magnet – where you are we are all drawn. Dad is boss at office but we know who is boss at home!!

Maternity leave is fine mom. It’s very good. But you & I need Foetal leave before birth. Let’s lobby the Government. How I like to rest when you lie down. I know you love to. But that terrible screen you work with all day has robbed me my rights mom. Foetus speaking. That dopamine drive is no good for my Foetal brain – I need DHEA & some good endorphins. Let’s take an afternoon nap mom. It’s good for my brain & for your placental blood circulation. I will grow better & help you sooner.

Mom your handbag is amazing – in fact I think it was the original Amazon.com – why it has the pen in 3 colours – red black or blue – knowing not when dad asks for what. It has pencils, needle & thread, torch of course, extra dongel & pen drive – you being mod mom; it has soother or whistle or tweezer – lego for left brain & pastels for right brain – you are amazing mom – this even before Howard Gardner did the brain tracts!! You have torch for darkness & umbrella for rain, extra padlock – ready for my mouth.

Mom I’ve known you young with fire in the eye & ire in the mouth. Now I see you with silver on the head & your wrinkles are now your necklace. But let me tell you mom – you’re more fab now than then. All my kids wait for grandma more eagerly. Once it was only the bedroom wall that separated you mom – every might I remember your breath of prayer on my sleepy face as angels smiled you smiled too.  Now alas – an ocean divides us mom – two different continents – had I known…..Thank God for skype, whats app & all that – but nothing like your silver hair on my kids’ face mom..come soon

Father the Daylight – Mother the Night Breeze

  • The Other Half of the Day is the better half – the night
  • Build home & family – shut out the digital screen
  • Physiological systems hit baseline – blood pressure low
  • Rest & comfort – Default Mode Network of thought affirmed
  • Be still & know that I am God
  • Memory refreshed & Creativity Restored
  • Repairs & Renews for Next day
  • Dream for better & for future
  • Roots grow deeper for branches to grow higher
  • Melatonin & Dreamweaver program for brain