Mission – iGen Ygen Millenials – Growing their Default Mode Network of Thought

As I concluded my digital seminar in Singapore scores of parents surrounded me, with earnest questions about digitally addicted children who disrupt their studies and are uncontrollable. Mystery of Iniquity works to blind the Church. If the eye is made dark, how great that darkness would be. We are to be the Lord’s eye to discern & to scatter light & compassion. In many a critical issue at the critical time Church chose blindness. This must be what Martin Luther meant when he said, “Church’s battle that does not engage the place of attack is irrelevant”. Church must fight the battle where the forces of evil are most belligerent. And now it’s most belligerent against the child.

 

  1. This is a visual acoustic age created by the digital screen. Good Shepherd speaking to children & animating them through creativity & in the spirit is the way to overcome the repetitive addictive hyperkinesia of digital overdrive. Children must be encouraged to pray & parents pray with their children. Ps 8:2 is activated & praise form children silence the avenger in the family. Church must wake up & see that their children ministries are bastions of prayer & their children ministers fast & pray. A child brigade will arise who will defeat enemies at the gate. Ps 127:4,5.
  2. Pastorate is reluctant to address the parental non engagement of children, that makes them adopt a digital nanny allowing children to consume the LED screen for 7 hours or more
  3. Pastors in order to disciple parents on home truth, need a truth talking preaching style. But the Pulpit churns out the seeker sensitive, flesh pleasing, soothing, calming sermons – so that believers can be soothed to go back into the corporate and sweat it out for the high consumerist life – neglecting home discipling of their children
  4. Children church ministry may be overloaded with digital usage. I know of a large Play School in Sri Lanka that does not use the digital medium at all
  5. In the entertainment mode that Church takes to ministry digital abuse of children by parents does not seem an issue to be addressed.
  6. Church refuses to handle the hard business of discipling youth &children in a digitlaised highly kinaesthetic, acoustic & visual world.
  7. Children disrupt their God given “Default Mode Network” of thought when exposed to digital stimulation overmuch.
  8. DS before 3 yeas scrambles speech of a child.
  9. Children loose sleep, memory, attention span, connection, recall, collation with (digital stimulation) DS
  10. DS disrupts regulation of brain re dopamine & serotonin balance which promotes wrong eating habits, junk food addiction, childhood obesity
  11. DS will dull a child’s curricular capacity as it promotes circular & reflexive activity rather than linear, creative & reflective activity.
  12. When children cross 12 yrs and even before that the DS excites children & later youth towards sexual thrills. Church has been too mealy mouthed & entertaining rather than being the battle field on the front line on the right attack as Martin Luther envisaged. We are allowing children & youth to swamp in the digital morass excusing ourselves from moral responsibility under the guise of being understanding about modern technology. We are loosing an entire generation who doesn’t read scripture, doesn’t pray, are utterly distracted even during the sermon playing with smart phone. How on earth did Church become so irrelevant when such a battle rages? The solution is not to go more digital. It makes the core issue worse. You must understand every bit ore of LED screen plays havoc with their neuronal firing order & their disturbed Brian chemistry where their neurochemical transmitters have gone out of the optimal range. But then we have historically traced the Church’s criminal culpability and callous insensitivity at suffocating points when her battalions should have been on the front line with oxygen.

Empathic Learning Centres

We need to start Empathic Learning Centres as a part of our regular children church. A needy world once again say, “We need the church. Children of light do have wisdom we don’t have”. They will come to the Church and that will be a needed outreach arm to society. We can train your staff for ELC work. If you have a medical doctor in your assembly who will take up this work, that would be great.

What We Expect for Our Children

  1. It can’t be coincidence that the Book of Proverbs prophesies about an end time generation of children set up by the world – cursing father, belittling mother, haughty eyes set on the impossible, sharp teeth or speech, considering nothing too vile or unclean, never satisfied – Prov 30:11-18. Prov chap 31 gives a prophetic picture of the Bride of Christ. We are given the diagnosis because Christ has the remedy for our children. Just hat parents have to give time.
  2. The Lord will redeem this generation that the market targeted for destruction with digital abuse, confectionaries, junk food, immunity interfering vaccines, allergies, Ritalin, single parent tragedy, paedophilia, child abuse, pornography etc. where sin abounded grace will abound the more.
  3. Lord will perfect praise form their mouth to stop the enemy & avenger – Ps 8:2

Psa 8:2  Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.

  1. A Samuel generation will arise when Eli of Church goes blind. 1 Sam 3:1,2. They will see the vision of the Church & hear the voice of the Lord .

1Sa 2:18,26  Now Samuel was ministering before the LORD, as a boy wearing a linen ephod. Now the boy Samuel was growing in stature and in favor both with the LORD and with men.

You will recall that Israel’s political governance & spiritual health had run down in the time of the judges – 400 years of break more than build. Each man did as they pleased. Jud 21:25. In this political mayhem & spiritual darkness, God raised Samuel, a boy prophet who would hear & see with the Lord and bring forth God’s word & action.

  1. Digitalisation will be overcome by a child generation filled with the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit will manifest to the five senses to make His reality known. We live in a high visibility eye catching – even distracting techno age. However the Holy Spirit is equal to the task. This is a visual acoustic age created by the digital screen. Holy Spirit working on children giving them visions, dreams & talking to them audibly and kinesia created by the Holy Spirit – is the way to overcome the repetitive addictive hyperkinesia of digital overdrive.
  2. Hearts of fathers will be turned to children Mal 4:5. Parents need to give more time. Make home shepherding of child priority.
  3. Davidic Anointing

1Sa 16:18  Then one of the young men said, “Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who is a skillful musician, a mighty man of valor, a warrior, one prudent in speech, and a handsome man; and the LORD is with him.” David & 7 Brain Tracts

  • Empathic – great inheritance, good at planning, Inwardly knowing God is Ps 46:10
  • Relational – friendship & team, valour = standing up for others
  • Linguistic – pleasing words, poetic, hymn writer
  • Logical – taking aim – planning to deploy everyone’s gift & call in war, nation building or team work
  • Kinaesthetic – agile soldier, dancer, quick with aim, wielding the sling needed perfect coordination – often ambidextrous
  • Musical – duel hand practice of harp developed brain brilliant besides making expert in music.
  • Beautiful – David’s Psalms are full of pictorial zest
  • Lord is with him
  1. Lord was with him.

 

Youth or Children Types

  1. Who follow church activity because parents set the pattern & they follow
  2. Digitally or otherwise kinaesthetically aroused youth who need physical activity based programmes
  3. Musically able children who look for music based programmes
  4. Internally processing youth who like brainy programmes – quiz kind, they will respond well to brainy gel
  5. Socially related high EQ youth who love the company & fun related activity – easiest to please
  6. Linguistically tracked youth for whom you have to provide speaking space where they own the programme
  7. Logical/mathematical kids who need apologetics based Q/A programme. They will dislike too much fun based stuff. Like no. 4 they will resist being socially probed & familiarised
  8. Hurt youth on the defensive – usually fault finding and having fractures with parents –
  9. Sexually active youth – before their time – precocious
  10. Youth who have cooled off in their faith
  11. Socially marginalised or ostracised youth, ADHD, Autism
  12. Predators, addicted youth

Church Must See, Church Must Hear & Act

 

  1. When Higher Critics were assailing the Authenticity of scriptures in the 1880’s Church went dumb.
  2. When Darwin’s Theory was soundly criticised by reputed Christian Scientists for its scientific incongruity, Liberal & Deist Theologians of the Church gave it breath.
  3. When Einstein’s Theory of Relativity made inroads into relativistic thinking (though Einstein dissociated himself from such applications of his theory) Church theorists got on the same band wagon.
  4. In Stalin’s Russia & Hitler’s Germany the Institutional Church backed the dictator.
  5. When Marxism was gaining popular support Church moved in with the Social Gospel & the Liberation Theology. How many times has the church crucified Christ?
  6. When Capitalism ruled the roost Church backed it up with Prosperity Gospel.
  7. When Consumerism swept the world, the Church backed it with name & claim doctrine.
  8. When divorce & abortion & sexual licentiousness spread in society Church followed the world.
  9. When the LGBT agenda is being legalised Church gives assent & broad mindedness
  10. When the Universalism is becoming global doctrine, Church gives the helping hand by denying eternal hell & preach Evangelical Universalism.

Destiny is a Designed Journey on a well annotated map, with scope for development of our full potential to our deep satisfaction – to be travelled with Chosen Company, to a Certain Destination. Delightful as the Journey is keep our eyes on the Final Destination

Today? It is going to be okay. Take back your motherhood. It is a gift. Listen to the life-giver, NOT the liar.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. {John 10:10}

We have a mandate, mission & inescapable commission – Let the children come to me. All that happens to children by parental neglect, digital surplus & market force of entertainment, drugs, allergies, junk food – alienate them from parents & distance them from God. There is a real need to educate the younger professionals & all work force – corporate & public, that children’s digital health is important – especially focussing on 0 – 12 years. Often the cause of speech defect is that mom gave no time for speech interaction. Child best picks up phonemes in the first 3 years from mom. In the first year he can pick up any language

 

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Mission – iGen Ygen Millenials – Growing their Default Mode Network of Thought

As I concluded my digital seminar in Singapore scores of parents surrounded me, with earnest questions about digitally addicted children who disrupt their studies and are uncontrollable. Mystery of Iniquity works to blind the Church. If the eye is made dark, how great that darkness would be. We are to be the Lord’s eye to discern & to scatter light & compassion. In many a critical issue at the critical time Church chose blindness. This must be what Martin Luther meant when he said, “Church’s battle that does not engage the place of attack is irrelevant”. Church must fight the battle where the forces of evil are most belligerent. And now it’s most belligerent against the child.

 

  1. This is a visual acoustic age created by the digital screen. Good Shepherd speaking to children & animating them through creativity & in the spirit is the way to overcome the repetitive addictive hyperkinesia of digital overdrive. Children must be encouraged to pray & parents pray with their children. Ps 8:2 is activated & praise form children silence the avenger in the family. Church must wake up & see that their children ministries are bastions of prayer & their children ministers fast & pray. A child brigade will arise who will defeat enemies at the gate. Ps 127:4,5.
  2. Pastorate is reluctant to address the parental non engagement of children, that makes them adopt a digital nanny allowing children to consume the LED screen for 7 hours or more
  3. Pastors in order to disciple parents on home truth, need a truth talking preaching style. But the Pulpit churns out the seeker sensitive, flesh pleasing, soothing, calming sermons – so that believers can be soothed to go back into the corporate and sweat it out for the high consumerist life – neglecting home discipling of their children
  4. Children church ministry may be overloaded with digital usage. I know of a large Play School in Sri Lanka that does not use the digital medium at all
  5. In the entertainment mode that Church takes to ministry digital abuse of children by parents does not seem an issue to be addressed.
  6. Church refuses to handle the hard business of discipling youth &children in a digitlaised highly kinaesthetic, acoustic & visual world.
  7. Children disrupt their God given “Default Mode Network” of thought when exposed to digital stimulation overmuch.
  8. DS before 3 yeas scrambles speech of a child.
  9. Children loose sleep, memory, attention span, connection, recall, collation with (digital stimulation) DS
  10. DS disrupts regulation of brain re dopamine & serotonin balance which promotes wrong eating habits, junk food addiction, childhood obesity
  11. DS will dull a child’s curricular capacity as it promotes circular & reflexive activity rather than linear, creative & reflective activity.
  12. When children cross 12 yrs and even before that the DS excites children & later youth towards sexual thrills. Church has been too mealy mouthed & entertaining rather than being the battle field on the front line on the right attack as Martin Luther envisaged. We are allowing children & youth to swamp in the digital morass excusing ourselves from moral responsibility under the guise of being understanding about modern technology. We are loosing an entire generation who doesn’t read scripture, doesn’t pray, are utterly distracted even during the sermon playing with smart phone. How on earth did Church become so irrelevant when such a battle rages? The solution is not to go more digital. It makes the core issue worse. You must understand every bit ore of LED screen plays havoc with their neuronal firing order & their disturbed Brian chemistry where their neurochemical transmitters have gone out of the optimal range. But then we have historically traced the Church’s criminal culpability and callous insensitivity at suffocating points when her battalions should have been on the front line with oxygen.

Empathic Learning Centres

We need to start Empathic Learning Centres as a part of our regular children church. A needy world once again say, “We need the church. Children of light do have wisdom we don’t have”. They will come to the Church and that will be a needed outreach arm to society. We can train your staff for ELC work. If you have a medical doctor in your assembly who will take up this work, that would be great.

What We Expect for Our Children

  1. It can’t be coincidence that the Book of Proverbs prophesies about an end time generation of children set up by the world – cursing father, belittling mother, haughty eyes set on the impossible, sharp teeth or speech, considering nothing too vile or unclean, never satisfied – Prov 30:11-18. Prov chap 31 gives a prophetic picture of the Bride of Christ. We are given the diagnosis because Christ has the remedy for our children. Just hat parents have to give time.
  2. The Lord will redeem this generation that the market targeted for destruction with digital abuse, confectionaries, junk food, immunity interfering vaccines, allergies, Ritalin, single parent tragedy, paedophilia, child abuse, pornography etc. where sin abounded grace will abound the more.
  3. Lord will perfect praise form their mouth to stop the enemy & avenger – Ps 8:2

Psa 8:2  Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.

  1. A Samuel generation will arise when Eli of Church goes blind. 1 Sam 3:1,2. They will see the vision of the Church & hear the voice of the Lord .

1Sa 2:18,26  Now Samuel was ministering before the LORD, as a boy wearing a linen ephod. Now the boy Samuel was growing in stature and in favor both with the LORD and with men.

You will recall that Israel’s political governance & spiritual health had run down in the time of the judges – 400 years of break more than build. Each man did as they pleased. Jud 21:25. In this political mayhem & spiritual darkness, God raised Samuel, a boy prophet who would hear & see with the Lord and bring forth God’s word & action.

  1. Digitalisation will be overcome by a child generation filled with the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit will manifest to the five senses to make His reality known. We live in a high visibility eye catching – even distracting techno age. However the Holy Spirit is equal to the task. This is a visual acoustic age created by the digital screen. Holy Spirit working on children giving them visions, dreams & talking to them audibly and kinesia created by the Holy Spirit – is the way to overcome the repetitive addictive hyperkinesia of digital overdrive.
  2. Hearts of fathers will be turned to children Mal 4:5. Parents need to give more time. Make home shepherding of child priority.
  3. Davidic Anointing

1Sa 16:18  Then one of the young men said, “Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who is a skillful musician, a mighty man of valor, a warrior, one prudent in speech, and a handsome man; and the LORD is with him.” David & 7 Brain Tracts

  • Empathic – great inheritance, good at planning, Inwardly knowing God is Ps 46:10
  • Relational – friendship & team, valour = standing up for others
  • Linguistic – pleasing words, poetic, hymn writer
  • Logical – taking aim – planning to deploy everyone’s gift & call in war, nation building or team work
  • Kinaesthetic – agile soldier, dancer, quick with aim, wielding the sling needed perfect coordination – often ambidextrous
  • Musical – duel hand practice of harp developed brain brilliant besides making expert in music.
  • Beautiful – David’s Psalms are full of pictorial zest
  • Lord is with him
  1. Lord was with him.

 

Youth or Children Types

  1. Who follow church activity because parents set the pattern & they follow
  2. Digitally or otherwise kinaesthetically aroused youth who need physical activity based programmes
  3. Musically able children who look for music based programmes
  4. Internally processing youth who like brainy programmes – quiz kind, they will respond well to brainy gel
  5. Socially related high EQ youth who love the company & fun related activity – easiest to please
  6. Linguistically tracked youth for whom you have to provide speaking space where they own the programme
  7. Logical/mathematical kids who need apologetics based Q/A programme. They will dislike too much fun based stuff. Like no. 4 they will resist being socially probed & familiarised
  8. Hurt youth on the defensive – usually fault finding and having fractures with parents –
  9. Sexually active youth – before their time – precocious
  10. Youth who have cooled off in their faith
  11. Socially marginalised or ostracised youth, ADHD, Autism
  12. Predators, addicted youth

Church Must See, Church Must Hear & Act

 

  1. When Higher Critics were assailing the Authenticity of scriptures in the 1880’s Church went dumb.
  2. When Darwin’s Theory was soundly criticised by reputed Christian Scientists for its scientific incongruity, Liberal & Deist Theologians of the Church gave it breath.
  3. When Einstein’s Theory of Relativity made inroads into relativistic thinking (though Einstein dissociated himself from such applications of his theory) Church theorists got on the same band wagon.
  4. In Stalin’s Russia & Hitler’s Germany the Institutional Church backed the dictator.
  5. When Marxism was gaining popular support Church moved in with the Social Gospel & the Liberation Theology. How many times has the church crucified Christ?
  6. When Capitalism ruled the roost Church backed it up with Prosperity Gospel.
  7. When Consumerism swept the world, the Church backed it with name & claim doctrine.
  8. When divorce & abortion & sexual licentiousness spread in society Church followed the world.
  9. When the LGBT agenda is being legalised Church gives assent & broad mindedness
  10. When the Universalism is becoming global doctrine, Church gives the helping hand by denying eternal hell & preach Evangelical Universalism.

Destiny is a Designed Journey on a well annotated map, with scope for development of our full potential to our deep satisfaction – to be travelled with Chosen Company, to a Certain Destination. Delightful as the Journey is keep our eyes on the Final Destination

Today? It is going to be okay. Take back your motherhood. It is a gift. Listen to the life-giver, NOT the liar.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. {John 10:10}

We have a mandate, mission & inescapable commission – Let the children come to me. All that happens to children by parental neglect, digital surplus & market force of entertainment, drugs, allergies, junk food – alienate them from parents & distance them from God. There is a real need to educate the younger professionals & all work force – corporate & public, that children’s digital health is important – especially focussing on 0 – 12 years. Often the cause of speech defect is that mom gave no time for speech interaction. Child best picks up phonemes in the first 3 years from mom. In the first year he can pick up any language.

Sentience – Dr Kawaljeet Anand

SENTIENCE

Sentience (the point of time at which a fetus can be presumed to feel pain) can advance as medical science develops. At present neocortical activity of the baby can be detected by the 6th week. If so who knows when the baby actually feels pain. Therefore I submit that life should be respected from its very inception

Dr Anand on fetal pain

  • Dr Kanwaljeet Anand, an expert in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology, In 2005, he testified before Congress that a fetus as early as 20 weeks would experience abortion as “painful, unpleasant, noxious stimulation.” He argues that while the brain is still developing, the fetus receives pain signals in the subcortex.
  • ablation or stimulation of the sensory cortex does not alter adult pain perception, whereas thalamic ablation or stimulation does. The foetal thalamus develops in the second trimester, well before the cortex. If the sensory cortex is not essential for adult pain, why is foetal pain held to that standard?
  • Fully functioning sensory receptors appear in the skin around the mouth of the fetus at 7 weeks and spread to all skin and mucous surfaces before 20 weeks of gestation. Nerve fibers precede the appearance of these skin receptors and are capable of transmitting sensory stimuli from the periphery to the spinal cord at all times. For entire report by Dr. Kanwaljeet Anand

 

  • Highest Pain Receptor Density Before Birth
  • Between weeks 20 and 30, an unborn child has more pain receptors per square inch than at any other time, before or
  • after birth, with only a very thin layer of skin for protection.
  • Pain Inhibition Not Fully Developed Until Later
  • Mechanisms that inhibit or moderate the experience of pain do not begin to develop until weeks 30-32. Any pain the unborn child experiences before these mechanisms form is likely worse than the pain an older child or adult experiences


The neural pathways are present for pain to be experienced quite early by unborn babies.
   – Steven Calvin, Perinatologist, University of Minnesota
“At 20 weeks, the fetal brain has the full complement of brain cells present in adulthood, ready and waiting to receive pain signals from the body, and their electrical activity can be be recorded by standard electroencephalography (EEG)” – Dr. Paul Ranalli, neurologist, University of Toronto

Scientific evidence suggests abortion is excruciatingly painful for the unborn child.

An unborn child at 20 weeks gestation “is fully capable of experiencing pain… Without question, [abortion]is a dreadfully painful experience for any infant subjected to such a surgical procedure.    – Robert J. White, MD., Ph.D. professor of neurosurgery, Case Western R eserve University

 


Fetus 18 days – – Brain

  • The brain begins to take shape
  • only 18 days after conception. By
  • 20 days, the brain has already
  • differentiated into forebrain,
  • midbrain, and hind brain, and the
  • spinal cord has started to
  • (1)

 

Fetus 5 weeks Pain Receptors

  • Four or five weeks after
  • conception, pain receptors appear
  • around the mouth, followed by
  • nerve fibers, which carry stimuli
  • to the brain. By 18 weeks, pain
  • receptors have appeared
  • throughout the body. Around
  • week 6, the unborn child first
  • responds to touch.(2, 3)

 

Fetus 6 weeks – Cortex

  • In weeks 6-18, the cerebral cortex
  • By 18 weeks the cortex
  • has a full complement of neurons.
  • In adults, the cortex has been
  • recognized as the center of pain
  • (3)

 

Fetus 8 weeks – Thalamus

  • During weeks 8-16, the
  • thalamus develop s, functioning as
  • the main relay center in the brain
  • for sensory impulses going from
  • the spinal cord to the cortex.(1)

 

 

Fetus 14-18 weeks – 14-18 Wks – Nerve Tracts

  • In week 18, nerve tracts
  • connecting the spinal cord and the
  • thalamus are established, and
  • nerves from the thalamus first
  • contact the cortex in week 20.
  • Nerve fibers not routed through
  • the thalamus have already reached
  • the cortex by 14 weeks. (3,4)

Fetus 18 weeks – 18 Wks – Stress Hormones

  • As early as 18 weeks, stress
  • hormones are released by an unborn
  • child injected by a needle, just as they
  • are when adults feel pain. Hormone
  • levels in those babies decrease as
  • pain-relievers are supplied.(7)

 

Fetus Pain – Before 18 Weeks?

  • Even before nerve tract s are
  • fully established, the unborn child
  • may feel pain; studies show
  • anencephalic infants, whose cortex
  • is severely reduced if not altogether
  • missing, may experience pain as
  • long as other neurological
  • structures are functioning

 


 

The patient who would ask for a lethal remedy for pain is not in his right mind, and any right thinking doctor ought to relieve the patient and counsel him. If we give into Dr. Kevorkion philosophy, others may claim their mental pain is unbearable and ask for a lethal remedy. Legalizing abortion is the gateway to infanticide and euthanasia, The legitimized way to prevent the unwanted child is to not conceive. One has to take responsibility from that initial decision which inevitably leads to creation of life. After a moment’s pleasure (that affects a whole life time ) to claim that the resulting child is unwanted, is a dangerous philosophy. Some refer to a common law that recognised fetal age of 18 months as the point of sentience, before which abortion was considered legitimate, one must emphasize that no such common law was recognized till the dawn of the 20th century. Roe vs.Wade decision opened the door wide for abortion. Prof. A. W. Liley, Research Professor. in Fetal Physiology in Auckland , New Zealand , is known as the “Father of Fetology.” As an internationally recognized researcher on life before birth, Dr. Liley pioneered the first successful treatment of the unborn child: the intrauterine blood transfusion. His intimate knowledge of unborn patients had led him to oppose abortion and to make the following comments: •  In a world in which adults control power and purse, the fetus is at a disadvantage being small, naked, nameless and voiceless. He has no one except sympathetic adults to speak up for him and defend him.

  • Biologically, at no stage can we subscribe to the view that the fetus is a mere appendage of the mother. Genetically, mother and baby are separate individuals from conception. Physiologically, we must accept that the conceptus is, in a very large measure, in change of the pregnancy. •  It is the embryo who stops his mother’s periods and makes her womb habitably by developing a placenta and a protective capsule of fluid for himself. He regulates his own amniotic fluid volume and although women speak of their waters breaking or their membranes rupturing, these structures belong to the fetus. And finally, it is the fetus, not the mother, who decides when labor should be initiated. •  This, then, is the fetus we know and indeed once were. This is also the fetus whose existence and identity must be callously ignored or energetically denied by advocates of abortion. (Garton: Who Broke the Baby. P41)

Seven Brain Tracts & Curricular Career Choices

Chapter 1 – Seven Brain Pillars or Tracts

  1. Intrapersonal – empathic intuitive
  2. Interpersonal – empathic relational
  3. Linguistic
  4. Logical/mathematical
  5. Kinaesthetic
  6. Acoustic
  7. Visual/Spatial

Left Brain learning was so named because most are left brain dominant & they use intrapersonal, interpersonal, linguistic, logical/mathematical pillars in the brain to interact. What was called Right brain is not physically right brain but those who were otherwise – using the pillars of kinaesthesia (movement & touch), music & visual/special to interact. What cartoons & digital overuse have done is shifting more children to be kinaesthetic, musical & visual – neglecting other 4 pillars in an abnormally brain wired situation. Drugs can’t reverse this wrong neuronal wiring as in ADHD but empathic learning can. Drugs can temporarily modulate the wrong chemistry in an unpredictable manner. Music & drama, arts & crafts, moulding, games & puzzles offer a bridge to rewire brain to shift back to I,I, L,L wiring of former 4 pillars.  Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Linguistic & Logical pillars wiring are found in the frontal lobe. Kinaesthetic pillar runs thru motor & sensory cortex; musical pillar & visual pillars use parietal cortex. Middle five also use the Temporal lobe. Symptoms of ADHD differ depending on which part of the brain was wired wrong most.

I-I-L-L (Left Brain) people were 70% & K-M-V (Right Brain) used to be 30%. With the digital revolution KMV expressionists – (kinaesthetic, musical, visual) have dramatically increased – so the explosion of cinema, media, dramatists, fashion, graphics, entertainment, advertisements, cartoons, sports, digital overplus, presenters – more show than do left brain system managements. Also resulting in poor interpersonal & intrapersonal management and reduction of linguistic ability & logical approach plus weak mathematics

Neuronal wiring of the seven interaction pillars run thru the different areas of brain – using diverse chemicals – dopamine, serotonin, noradrenaline, endorphins etc. Giving a drug will affect all receptors of that kind in every pillar – with no lasting improvement. Empathic Learning rewires the deficient pillars to rebalance the child’s neuronal behaviour making him proficient where he was weak.

Seven Brain Tracts, Curriculum & Career

Thought Tests & Scores are available to assess how children have wired through formative years. At 14 years children can choose career & curriculum according to the test scores which can indicate brain wiring predilections. One can predict if child fit law or visual field. When being recruited for jobs such testing will prevent people being recruited for jobs for which their brains are not wired. Each one has a certain way in which they were set up in the brain pillars when born which becomes their dominant  pattern. Digital surplus can override this & wire the latter 3 tracts too much in a way that other tracts are overshadowed. While one may be your dominant tract & two others follow, wiring all tracts to reasonable measure provides for a well balanced brain.

  1. Intrapersonal – when this wires well according to the internal thought patterns of the child, such a child is internally eloquent – thinks & speaks of herself well. Default Mode Network (DMN) is the basal thought pattern of a person at rest. This is restored during sleep & during passive pensive reflection. This is invaded by constant digital interaction which keeps a child jittery & unsure of oneself. Those children who are inward & not interpersonal will think within for answers. These people are strong on introspection & reflection. They like solicitude & to work alone. Researchers, Judges, Mathematicians, Therapists will have this tract dominant.
  2. Interpersonal – when this tract is well wired the person communicates his desire or thought well. He is able to make others “hear him”. Disabled in this tract because of digital surplus or other stress, risk, threat, trauma – the child feels fractured in his ability to be heard, understood. They go silent thinking – nobody wants me. Nobody understands me. Etc. Needless say, for a child to be connected parents must be available. If not they connect & make community elsewhere. When connected interpersonally, people communicate well. Yet you need to remember constant chatter of a child is not necessarily good connection or communication. People who feel disconnect can endlessly chatter hoping they will be understood by someone somewhere. Children who are low In this tract will avoid eye contact – you must not tell them, “Look at me & answer”. You must not interpret their looking away as disrespect. In class too, they will look afar but will be absorbing. Those who are high in interpersonal tract will relate their way thru with others to find answers. HR & PR people, managers, Politicians, Counsellors, Religious shepherds will be strong in this Brain pillar.
  3. Linguistic – linguistic ability develops well when a child is allowed to absorb phonemes in the first year & 2nd & 3rd More about this in the section on speech. Digital exposure retards absorption of speech. Linguistics may be technical, managerial, logical – as in law, medicine etc. a Verbal child is good at this. Linguistics may be poetic & flowery, drawing pictures using language – this was thought of as being right brain or creative. Some may be both – wordmasters. These read much, books are always around them, they play with words. Those who are dominant in this will become public speakers, politicians, Journalists, Presenters, novelists, poets, lawyers.
  4. Logical/mathematical – as is described in the Executive Empathic Planning Pathway (EMPP), child’s crawl or early steps are planned mathematically. Reflective processes wire up the child’s logical mathematical tract (LMT). Reflexive processes as watching digital screen or quickly reacting to demands of digital gaming wire up the child quick response Risk Survival Stress Pathway (RSSP). That is the intuitive, dreamy child. To be logical & mathematical children need quiet time. You reason out answers. You understand, resolve, negotiate & provide solutions. Such become engineers, mathematicians, teachers, doctors, scientists, researchers, accountants, Banker, Lawyers.
  5. Kinaesthetic – the ill effects of digital stimulation are most experienced on this tract explaining the classic triad labelled as ADHD – Impulsivity, hyperactivity, inattention. There were children who were always dramatic & spoke with all their face & hands & body – body language. These children will study well while moving – large plastic balls or rocking chairs. Naturally kinaesthetic tract is terribly exaggerated by digital overplus. They become accident prone. Empathic Learning Therapy (ELT) for such children is to give them avenues for kinaesthesia in creative ways rather than disruptive ways. These are good at sports, drama, acting, dance, mechanic, surgeon, choreographer, physical therapist.

Sit down & stop talking & listen to me – will be terrible advice to give to children whose dominant tracts are kinaesthetic & linguistic. They think best when they move. They obey best when they talk thru to you asking questions. These questions are not because they are rebellious but that’s the way they are wired to come to conclusions. “Look at me straight in the eye & answer – would also be terrible persecution for these children when their main tract is special –visual. They have to star gaze in order to absorb.

  1. Acoustic – musical tract is very useful as it connects both hemispheres & many tracts. This is why classical music helps in stroke recovery. I know of a young executive who suffered a left brain haemorrhage & recovered motor function of the right side of the body but had aphasia – no speech. His school friend came to visit him 10 weeks after the event & played “Amazing Grace” on the guitar. After a while the patient broke out into singing the full song for memory. A different tract from usual speech connected. He recovered speech with further speech therapy after this initial breakthrough & is employed again. Digital music obviously can overwire this tract inhibiting other learning skills. Some students feel they study better with ear plugs rolling music in – yet their recall is poor. Such are musical, tuneful, love to sing, intuitive, sensitive, you go a lot by feelings, “moody”, speculative, predictive. Their jobs will have to do with music, entertainment, sound, theatre, musician, dramatist, ,
  2. Visual/Spatial – this is not only visual colours but also sense of space & spatial movement. The latter is known as proprioception. Balance, proprioception & cerebellum are all interactive & swimming is an excellent activity for children with impulsivity, hyperactivity & inattention -usually labelled ADHD. Moulding with rough clay helps wire this tract which is also involved in handwriting. So clay moulding improves handwriting. All of 3D visual & touch sense wires up this tract well. Children getting addicted 2D digital screen is tragically ruinous since it obstructs 3D natural world interaction. These people think pictorial, love to sketch while taking notes, illustrate. It’s not only art Einstein thought through space & time. Such become artistes, interior décor, fashion, architect, graphic designer, photographer, videographer, presenter.

How you learn, absorb, express & solve problems depend on what brain process tract is dominant in you. Intrapersonal child (or adult) will think thru within. Interpersonal one will seek others’ company to interact in threshing some issue out. Linguistic people will discover solutions in talking thru or writing poems or prose. Logical one will raise endless questions – not out of rebellion but out of logic. Don’t say – shut up & do what I say. Kinaesthetic one will best study on a big ball & will need to move about to “air” his neurones & rhythm will streamline her thoughts. Musical dominant will listen or play music to absorb or unravel. Visual spatial one will draw art or stare into spaces imagining.

Right brain child goes from larger picture to details. She thinks larger picture first. So they are good at décor, fashion, stage set etc. Left brain child goes from details to larger picture. When developed equally a prodigy results. Digital abuse overwires the Right Brain facility & such children can’t do details. Forever they are imagining. Swimming & Music, handwriting help correcting Right & Left brain disparity.

Children grow daily. You cannot postpone their engagement to grand & unrealistic dream holidays. Daily Heart engagement, receiving & giving love develop the intrapersonal & interpersonal Brain Pillars (neural network). Heart brain has 40,000 neurones. Brain upstairs & brain downstairs (heart) must wire well with love given & love received. That’s how IQ & EQ interact. Hugs & touch help the child & protect them from toxic touch. If not scientists speak of cutaneous deprivation. Meaning no hugs.

Seven Brain Character Tracts are distributed from frontal lobe – intrapersonal to visual/spatial tract in the rear Occipital lobe. In between is logical/mathematical tract (LMT). This is not only about 9 times 9 being 81 but how very children calculate logical steps for thought, visual, touch, motor coordination. You have  a play pen. Child plans I will take 4 crawl steps to edge. Stand up holding pen fence & get up & then throw my toy for mom to pick up & then I throw again for mom to pick up. This is successful goal planning with joy for end goal. Give him an Ipad or tablet or smart phone, all this is obliterated. This also includes mom for one hour in child play & why not dad also?

 

 

Boost Brain Power in a Digital Age

There are a number of techniques that can boost your brain power. And enhance your intelligence if you perform them regularly. These work for kids & adults.

  1. Physical exercise improves your brain power by forming new brain cells & helps in the survival of the existing neurons. It also increases the size of your which is a brain area associated with your memory and learning. When you stop learning, parts of your brain starts to shrink. Research shows that life long learning effectively increase your brain power. Learning anything new enhances your memory and forms new brain cells. Watching sunset triggers right melatonin trigger for night sleep & memory renewal.
  2. Teach children not to multitask. Keep attention span for 45 min – when younger at 3 yrs – 10 min, 5 yrs – 20 min, 8 yrs 30 min, over 12 yrs – 30 min. keep this life long & you avoid Alzheimer. Do not shift between study screen games, snap chat, Instagram etc.
  3. While on the screen, advise children to munch fruit, fruit vegetables, squeeze clay ball in their hands. These activities trigger neurochemical Glutamate that coordinates voluntary muscle action in & from the brain (pyramidal or corticospinal tract) and that inhibits digitally driven over excited dopamine tracts.
  4. Music training helps your Left Temporal Lobe which is a reign in your brain that is involved in verbal memory. Therefore, individuals with music training have better verbal memory & formation. In our Empathic learning Centre we put children to train flute, guitar & keyboards.
  5. Handwriting, copy book writing, life long habit of 2 languages with writing prevents Alzheimer & in children wires brain brilliant.
  6. You can also stimulate your brain with special brain training program. Mnemonic training helps your brain to encode and recall important information.  Mnemonics are techniques for remembering information that are difficult to recall. It is a small simple shortcut that helps us associate the information we want to remember. Through images, sentences or simple words.
  7. Another technique , the Acrostic method involves a sequence of letters. That can help you remember a set of facts in a particular order.
  8. Another powerful technique is therapeutic for digital addiction & is called the mind palace Memory technique. One aspect of digital addiction is overwires Left brain mathematical tracts & diminishes Right brain concentration & overall picture ability. Kids become skewed on one thing. This technique increases your brain power by associating words with images & improves left & right brain connection. It also helps you memorize hundreds of words and phrases of any language – Giving your brain new experiences keeping it healthier.
  9. Neurobics cognitive training involves various mental workout exercise. It uses your physical senses with your emotional sense in new ways. For example , if you are right handed and you start using your left hand instead, you will stimulate more connections between different areas of your brain. It also makes your nerve cells stronger and more resistant to the effects of
  10. Give your brain a workout with logic puzzles, crosswords or Sudoku. A study showed that playing brain games increases your executive functions, working memory and processing speed. It can also improve memory of people with mild cognitive impairment – Including those showing the signs of People who engage in regular mental stimulation are 46% less likely to develop dementia than those who aren’t mentally active
  11. Eating Omega 3 Fatty Acid rich foods helps improve your brain health. 8% of your brain’s weight is comprised of Omega – fatty acids. These fatty acids play an important role in brain development and function.
  12. Computers and smart devices have become very efficient in doing most of our work. Which makes our brain a bit lazy. Challenge your brain by doing simple tasks.
  13. Practice your math skills and try to perform calculations from time to time.

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.

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