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Parenting Links on Discipline

Discipline and Your Child : AAP parent's guide to discipline, explaining the difference between discipline and punishment, how to encourage good behavior, tips to avoid trouble, and strategies that work, including using natural consequences, logical consequences, withholding privileges and time-out. Plus six tips to make discipline more effective and information about why spanking is not the best choice. Disciplining Your Child : Information from about disciplining your children at different stages of their life and a word about spanking. Guidance for Effective Discipline : American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement on discipline using a developmental approach, plus strategies for effective discipline and punishment. Effective Discipline for Young Children : Learn to understand children's behavior better, how to prevent misbehavior, how to deal with misbehavior, that discipline helps children learn how to behave, that there are many acceptable ways to discip

Psychoactive/Psychotropic drugs

A psychoactive drug or psychotropic substance is a chemical substance that acts primarily upon the central nervous system where it alters brain function, resulting in temporary changes in perception , mood , consciousness and behavior . These drugs may be used recreationally to purposefully alter one's consciousness , as entheogens for ritual or spiritual purposes, or therapeutically as medication . There are 6 major classes of psychiatric medications : 1. Antidepressants , which are used to treat disparate disorders such as clinical depression , dysthymia , anxiety , and eating disorders and affect dysregulation , colloquially termed 'mood stabilization' in borderline personality disorder . 2. Stimulants , which are used to treat disorders such as attention deficit disorder and narcolepsy and to suppress the appetite . 3. Antipsychotics , which are used to treat psychoses such as schizophrenia and mania . 4. Mood stabilizers , which are used to treat bip


Free Positive Affirmations for Stress Relief Reduce Stress With These Free Positive Affirmations By Elizabeth Scott, M.S. , Updated: October 10, 2007 Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by the Medical Review Board See More About: positive affirmations optimism inner peace healthy habits stress Sponsored Links Stressed and Worried? Discover healthy coping strategies. Counseling for a better life. Portland Psychologist Treating depression, anxiety Chronic pain, insomnia, stress Abundance Affirmations Experience The Difference in 15 min Abundance Affirmations That Work

Workaholics Anonymous

Workaholics Anonymous This official website of Workaholics Anonymous includes information on program literature , W.A. Meetings , our W.A. Book of Recovery and our Conferences and Newsletters . You can also make W.A. purchases , donate , and contact us . DISCOVER if you are a workaholic: These twenty questions help workaholics identify themselves. READ THE LITERATURE: Our Book of Recovery and core literature , including the Tools of Recovery, are very helpful for Newcomers. The Tools and Principles of Recovery (Printable PDF) nearest meetings: Portland 1, OR - White Candle Meeting Portland 2, OR - W.A. Step Study

Astrological Counseling

I have studied astrology since I was 15 years old, about 30 years. I view it as a symbolic system to better understand the complexity of a person's character. We are often full of contradictions. We also have different types of energy working within our psyche. We can understand it and express the experience of ourselves in the world through the astrological lens. Please visit my astrology site: Astrological Counsel, Jane Rekas, LCSW for Astrological Consultations

9 Tips to Speed Your Recovery From Depression

"Sleep: Establish a regular sleep/wake cycle routine; don’t take your troubles to bed—establish a soothing pre-sleep routine (soft music, meditation, reading, relaxing in a warm bath); a glass of warm milk really can help (it contains chemicals that aid in falling asleep); no caffeine (coffee, tea, colas) at night; no sweets after dinner (your body and mind don’t need an energy boost before bedtime); no meals just before bedtime (your body will expend resources digesting the food instead of replenishing chemicals needed by your brain for your next day’s activities); no naps during the day. Keep the room temperature at a comfortable level—neither too hot, nor too cold. Use gentle exercise to produce fatigue before sleep. Avoid heavy exercise before bedtime. Restrict fluid intake before bedtime to reduce awakening for trips to the bathroom. Avoid using the bedroom for watching television, doing paperwork, eating or other activities. Bedrooms should be used only for sleepin
Cognitive Therapy Information presented below: Brief History of Cognitive Therapy Cognitive Factors in Depression Summary of Cognitive Psychotherapy Approach The Brain Chemistry of Mood Disorders Thinking Errors