Thursday, September 10, 2009

Are your kids uncontrollable at home and school? Withdrawn? Find out the possible reasons to why they could be acting out .................

By Denisia Adams

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2. To preserve (foods) by removing the moisture.
3. To make dry, dull, or lifeless.

Who was the first cricketer in the world to score test centuries against nine countries?

A – Gary Kirsten B – Never been done before C – Herschel Gibbs

Answer: A – Gary Kirsten

In 1865, Frederik Idestam founded a wood-pulp mill in southern Finland, naming it Nokia. It rapidly gained worldwide recognition, attracting a large number of workforce and the town Nokia was born. In 1898, the Finnish Rubber Works company opened in Nokia, taking on the town name in the 1920s. After WWII, the rubber company took a majority shareholding in the Finnish Cable Work. In 1967, the companies consolidated to become the Nokia Group. The recession of the 1990s led the group to focus on the mobile phone market. ALSO DID YOU KNOW In 1990, the word "recession" appeared in 1,583 articles in The Wall Street Journal.

How to Stay Mentally Sharp

Face it, as we get older, our minds tend to lose their sharpness. We start forgetting things, like people's names or what item was next on our mental "to-do" list. But aging doesn't have to be synonymous with a dull brain. Here are a few ways to keep you mentally sharp:
Step 1
Use puzzles to flex your brain muscle.
The left side of your brain is believed to be in control of your reasoning, language, and math skills. To keep it running at full capacity, try learning a new language or completing puzzles (Sudoku is a good option).
Step 2
Join a choir or learn to play piano

The right side of your brain handles the creative stuff. Keep this side sharp by practicing a musical instrument, learning a new craft or hobby, or even singing in a choir.
Step 3
Meditation is good for your overall health

Learn to meditate. Meditation lowers the effects of stress and anxiety, and activates the brain's control center for happiness and contentment.Practice your memorization skills. Remember when you were a child and set out to memorize everything from states in the Union, to the multiplication tables? Your mind thrives when you practice memory skills, so maybe now's the time to commit to memory Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky, or Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's A Psalm of Life.Stay engaged in social activities. Having a busy social calendar has been linked to reducing mental deterioration.

Maboyz Mfunifelwa from Empilweni a community-based Mental Health Project situated in Khayelitsha. As well as Cynthia Du Plessis from Girls and Boys Town, the largest private childcare organisation in South Africa. They joined us today on the show to discuss the behavioural and emotional problems of girls and boys.

The origins of the behavioural problems stem from various situations. It can be caused by the home environment, in this case a bad environment, being abused (sexual etc), divorce of parents, loses, bad parenting. We’ve also discovered kids with behavioural and emotional problems mother’s might’ve experienced labour problems. Labour complications such as long labour pains, foetus being too big and mostly importantly can be caused by mothers who consume alcohol during pregnancy.

Symptoms of serious behavioural and emotional problems in kids are: being withdrawn, kids extremely disobedient at home and in school (uncontrollable), stealing and lying. The more serious symptoms are: Hearing voices and seeing things of which everyone else does not.

In the long term if the situation is not addressed the kids could get involved in gangsterism, drugs, become suicidal, mental disturbed and more.

Differences between girls and boys behavioural and emotional problems are few but the more common differences are boys tend to become aggressive. Boys will act out by being aggressive toward friends, in the playground etc. Girls being emotional beings for instance if they were sexual abused they would become promiscuous at a young age and overly adult-like. Girls tend to be longing for emotional stimulation etc.

To find out more contact Empilweni on 021 361 7063 or Girls and Boys Town SA on 021 671 5041

Henry David Thoreau
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

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