Weekend Reading | Sept. 26

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Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads.

Discipline and Depression

You may have a tendency toward depression that has been manageable and under the radar for a while.  Since depression makes every irritant more intense it can make your tolerance for your child’s behavior extremely low. Also, depression makes it difficult to enjoy everyday things, so you many not be balancing all the unavoidable negative interactions with playful, happy times.

Just Attention Seeking

Attention is a biological need, the same as eating and drinking, and it literally builds a child’s brain, to have adults connecting with them. Contrary to popular opinion, children only ask for the attention they need, even if they ask for it in infuriating ways.
*While encouraging “naughtiness” may not be the appropriate way to frame this, understanding our children’s attention-seeking behaviors and responding playfully to meet their needs is an important part of trust-based parenting.

Your Thoughts Control Your DNA: Biologist

A being’s perception of the environment acts as a filter between the reality of the environment and the biological reaction to it.
“Perception rewrites genes,” Lipton said.

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