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Reblogged: Why Stress at School is Toxic to Kids with ADHD or LD from ADDtitude

Excerpt from: http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/11630.html Chronic stress at school can make our kids dread going — and change their brains for the worse. But parents and teachers can help break down the barriers that stop children with ADHD or LD from succeeding. For over 35 years, I’ve carried out comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations of kids and young adults, … Continue reading

Toxic Stress

Imagine that you see a bear while walking through a forest. In response to this threat, your body switches into “fight or flight” mode. To survive, your body releases emergency stress hormones, like adrenaline and cortisol, that cause your heartbeat to quicken, make your eyes dilate and focus your mind on the threat at hand—everything … Continue reading

Chapter 1: Distressed In A Disembodied Culture – Introduction – Draft 2

When you lose touch with inner stillness you lose touch with yourself, when you lose touch with yourself you lose yourself in the world – Eckhart Tolle Heightened sensory abilities create fundamental, yet invisible, distinctions in how a highly sensitive child perceives the world.  Highly sensitive children begin to define and understand themselves and their … Continue reading

The Culture of Stress

Another hidden cause of stress for highly sensitive children is our western culture. Many children attend desensitized school worlds. Most schools are loud, bright and chaotic environments that tend to provoke sensory overflow. In Toronto, public schools were designed by the same architect who designed our jails, they are visually unappealing, their corridors echoes, many … Continue reading

Boredom as Sensory Stress

Besides the toxic elements I have mentioned above, there are a few others that any parents must be on the look out for when dealing with sensory processing sensitivities. Under-arousal can lead to stress as well. Continually being bored and without appropriate stimulation can be very stressful. Boredom ends in drudgery and drudgery will make … Continue reading

Stress The Invisible Toxin

Highly sensitive children have highly sensitive senses that make them highly aware of their environments. But this gift can become a nightmare in today’s polluted world. Sensing intensely means getting affected more greatly by toxicity. These days, toxicity levels have reached incredibly frightening proportions. But the issues are difficult to understand as multiple problems overlap … Continue reading

Mental disorders due to permanent stress? — ScienceDaily

Activated through permanent stress, immune cells will have a damaging effect on and cause changes to the brain. This may result in mental disorders. Medical researchers are studying the effects of permanent stress on the immune system. Read the full article via Mental disorders due to permanent stress? — ScienceDaily.

Codependency is a vicious form of Delayed Stress Syndrome

“Codependence is a very vicious and powerful form of Delayed Stress Syndrome. The trauma of feeling like we were not safe in our own homes makes it very difficult to feel like we are safe anywhere. Feeling like we were not lovable to our own parents makes it very difficult to believe that anyone can … Continue reading

Reblogged: Stress in Infancy – The Natural Child Project

by Linda Folden Palmer, D.C. What causes stress during infancy? Laboratory and psychology research on animal and human infants gives us many clues. Certainly, pain from unfortunate medical conditions can create stress. So would pain from sensitivity reactions to formula or to foods passed along in breastmilk. Physical abuse and extreme neglect provide a very … Continue reading

When Ultimatums Don’t Work – Helping Impulsive, Stressed, Perseverating Kids Behave Better

reblogged article:http://specialchildren.about.com/od/behaviorstrategies/qt/onemoretime.htm If you have an impulsive child, a child who can’t handle stress, or a child who perseverates on phrases and activities once they’re put “in the pipeline,” one of the worst things you can say is, “If you do that one more time, you’ll be punished.” You may find that your child will … Continue reading