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A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the "half empty or half full" question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: "How heavy is this glass of water?"

Stress! Bad for the body! Bad for the brain. We all know it is a the "silent killer," and that adult stress can lead to serious illnesses such as ulcers and hypertension, we don't associate these maladies with children. But research suggests that chronically stressed children do pay a heavy price. In fact, they are at risk of cognitive damage, because their brains are not yet fully developed.

Tell the kids that the TV free-for-all is at an end. Explain to them the level of TV viewing has reached a point of no return and that other activities in life are being neglected......

Look Me in the Eye is the title of a recent best-selling memoir of John Robison; the subtitle is, My life with Asperger’s. The book cover depicts a small boy with his eyes squeezed tightly shut. The prologue begins, “Look me in the eye young man,” and the author proceeds to explain how his inability to do so was consistently interpreted to mean that he “was just not good.” He then admits that to this day he “finds visual input to be distracting.”

With the new school year under way, it is important for school nurses, other clinicians who treat children, and educators to be aware of a poorly recognized debilitating illness that can affect adolescents and children and have an impact on their academic and social functioning. This illness is chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a complex illness that severely affects functioning and quality of life.......

A vulnerable child interacts with his or her immediate family, environment, and peer group to develop a pattern of impulsivity, aggression, and a disregard for the feeling and rights of others. When children with these negative behavioral patterns and cognition then develop a second tier of negative interactions through rejections by peers, teachers, and parents....

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