Thursday, December 28, 2006

Explosive parents result in nervous children


“People with intermittent explosive disorder have a problem with controlling their temper. In addition, their violent behavior is out of proportion to the incident or event that triggered the outburst. Impulsive acts of aggression, however, are not unique to intermittent explosive disorder.”

“Several medications have been used for treating IED. These include… propranolol (Inderal), a heart medication that controls blood pressure and irregular heart rhythms…”

“As of 2002, preventive strategies include educating young people in parenting skills, and teaching children skills related to self-control. Recent studies summarized by an article in a professional journal of psychiatry indicate that self-control can be practiced like many other skills, and that people can improve their present level of self-control with appropriate coaching and practice.”

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Do you believe in strictness or nurturance?

"The conservative/liberal division is ultimately a division between strictness and nurturance as ideals at all levels--from the family to morality to religion and, ultimately, to politics. It is a division at the center of our democracy and our public lives, and yet there is no overt discussion of it in public discourse."
--George Lakoff
Moral Politics

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Disciplinarian Parents Have Fatter Kids?

Children with disciplinarian parents tend to gain more excess weight than other children, says a report from Boston University School of Medicine. Reuters reports that researches suspect that the weight gain is a result of comfort-eating due to anxiety. There also seems to be some eating-for-comfort by children of permissive and neglectful parents, but these children do not have as much of a weight problem as the stricter parents.