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Kidsinthehouse.com - The gift of introspection

Kidsinthehouse.com - The gift of introspection | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
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Another thing that parents usually don't think about is teaching the child to understand the motions. The skill nobody teaches in school, nobody teaches anywhere is called Introspection which is the opposite of Extraspection. Extraspection is looking outwards, everyone does that, they see the world. Introspection is looking inwards, at your own thoughts and feelings. It's invaluable for a child to learn to Introspect. In the case of emotions, which is one of the most difficult things; children can be taught that emotions are not undecipherable, mysterious primaries that can't be grasped. All emotions, other than ones caused by brain disorders or hormonal disorders, are caused by subconscious ideas; ideas not in awareness now but ideas which you hold. For example, let's say you're child is very angry because you gave them a consequence they didn't like for not doing something they're supposed to do. For example they tried to watch TV and they didn't do their homework, so you take away TV for the week or something like that; now the child will experience the emotion anger so what can you do to help? You say, "Okay, I know what you're feeling, you're feeling angry, right?" The child says, "Yes, that was so unfair." You say, "The reason you're feeling angry is because you thought I was treating you unjustly, right?" "Yes!" So I'd say, "So your emotion of anger was caused by an idea which was injustice. So do you understand what I'm saying to you that your emotions are caused by an idea? They're not mysterious?" A child learning that emotions have causes that can be identified consciously and are not mysterious or ineffable or ungraspable is a very variable thing for a child to learn, and by the way, for an adult because most adults can't do it either.
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Play Doesn't End With Childhood: Why Adults Need Recess Too

Play Doesn't End With Childhood: Why Adults Need Recess Too | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

"Play is something done for its own sake," he explains. "It's voluntary, it's pleasurable, it offers a sense of engagement, it takes you out of time. And the act itself is more important than the outcome."

So, let's take gambling, for instance. A poker player who's enjoying a competitive card game? That's play, says Brown. A gambling addict whose only goal is to hit the jackpot? Not play.

Brown says that children have a lot to learn from what he calls this "state of being," including empathy, how to communicate with others, and how to roll with the punches.

"Those kinds of resilient learning processes [are] different than what occurs in adult play," he says. "But the harmonics of this occur in adulthood as well."

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The Purpose of Thinking

The Purpose of Thinking | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
The purpose of thinking is to understand our world as best as possible. Our minds have evolved to think so that we can better adapt to our environment and make smarter decisions on how to survive and live.
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excerpt: "Learn to identify when your thoughts are serving your interests and needs – and when they are leading you down a road to nowhere. If you can make this distinction, then you have already won half the battle with your thoughts."

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Despite prevention strategies, suicide rates among young men remain high - News-Medical.net

Despite prevention strategies, suicide rates among young men remain high - News-Medical.net | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Despite prevention strategies, suicide rates among young men remain high
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Suicide among young men is a major public health concern in many countries, despite great efforts to find effective prevention strategies.
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How to manage effectively in the face of risk

How to manage effectively in the face of risk | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
excerpt: "Resilience in this context is a basic capacity to recover quickly from stress, to endure greater measures of stress, and to adapt new methods to deal with ongoing stress to a given system. According to an article in Forbes from 2013, business organizations that work on short- and long-term goals, prioritize middle management, invest resources into building a culture, and embrace cognitive diversity all have better chances at succeeding in building resilience."
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#1 Secret To Making New Friends As An Adult | CAREEREALISM

#1 Secret To Making New Friends As An Adult | CAREEREALISM | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Although it can come naturally for some, making new friends as an adult can be difficult for many. Find out how you can make new friends with ease...
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» Differences in Teens’ Coping Styles Affect Social Behaviors

» Differences in Teens’ Coping Styles Affect Social Behaviors | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Empathetic teens also were more likely to perform prosocial behaviors that benefit others, such as volunteering, donating money or helping friends with problems.

 

Conversely, emotionally unstable, impulsive adolescents relied more on emotion-focused coping tactics such as venting, avoidance or distraction, and they showed more frequent signs of aggression.

 

“Empathetic kids are generally very good at regulating their emotions and tend not to lose their tempers,” Carlo said. “When you’re good at regulating your emotions, you’re less concerned about yourself and more considerate of other people. On the other hand, impulsive children are more self-focused and have difficulty engaging in problem-focused coping.”


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How to Be Grateful Even During Tough Times - Good News Network

How to Be Grateful Even During Tough Times - Good News Network | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
When you acknowledge the people and things in your day that were helpful or appreciated, it can put things back in perspective again and bring you back to center or a more mindful space.
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There are ways to direct your attention in order to regulate your moods and attitudes. It's not easy to "stop being negative". Instead of stopping thoughts--which is extremely difficult--be conscious of the good times and "mark" them for your memories. This article describes some ways to "bank" those good memories so that you can use them against the bad days. You can focus on those positives rather than expend effort forcing the "bad thoughts" away.

 

Reminds me of The Giver by Lois Lowry.

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50 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do

50 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

Self-reliance is a vital key to living a healthy, productive life.  To be self-reliant one must master a basic set of skills, more or less making them a jack of all trades.  Contrary to what you may have learned in school, a jack of all trades is far more equipped to deal with life than a specialized master of only one.

While not totally comprehensive, here is a list of 50 things everyone should know how to do.

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Mental health stigma: where's my cheesecake?

Mental health stigma: where's my cheesecake? | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Tania Browne: Mental illness can be just as common and debilitating as physical ones, but people react to them very differently, e.g. one is more likely to get cake
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