Eliminating the Source: What Causes Autism

Eliminating the Source: What Causes Autism
Many parents hope that in finding a source of autism, this disorder can be cured or prevented. Unfortunately, scientists have yet to find one single reason why children develop autism. It is possible that someday autism will be linked to a specific gene abnormality, but the more likely source is not one thing, but a number of factors in a child's world. Autism cannot be prevented or cured, so the best we can do to help autistic children and

Family Holidays: Tips for Peace and Harmony

Family Holidays:  Tips for Peace and Harmony
What do you like to do on family holidays? Go to the beach or spend a week in the country? Maybe you like camping or visiting relatives. Whatever you enjoy, family holidays are a chance for everyone in the family to get reacquainted and spend quality time together. It's a chance for parents to really talk with their teens and find out what's going on in their lives. It's important to keep the communication lines open, and a family

Anger Management in Children

Anger Management in Children
Anger, a normal emotion, can transform into something painful and ugly. First thoughts of anger issues may bring about images of a couple fighting, a parent abusing a child, a teenager lashing out at a teacher or a parent. Rarely will images of angry children come to mind. Unfortunately children, at very young ages, have to deal with feelings of anger and rage. This is a truth which is often difficult to understand or manage. Children, young children especially,

Anger Management Therapy

Anger Management Therapy
Anger management programs offer the individual plenty of information regarding techniques and strategies for dealing with anger. Is there anger management therapy available for those who feel the need to take their treatment a step further? In the early 1970's, a psychiatrist named Aaron T. Beck, M.D, developed an anger management therapy focusing on problem-solving. This therapy initially called Cognitive Therapy is now also known as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy or CBT. Beck worked with patients for years using his psychiatric

The Unfortunate Epidemic: Sexual Abuse in the Autistic World

The Unfortunate Epidemic: Sexual Abuse in the Autistic World
One of the most perverse problems in an autistic individual's life is the threat of sexual abuse. This can come in the form of rape or simply be in an abusive relationship. Because autistic people spend much of their lives feeling different and left out, they often enjoy sexual experiences for one reason: it puts then on a playing field equal to others. It is very easy for this to become a controlling part of a relationship. The most

The Terrible Teens – Dealing with Autistic Teenagers

The Terrible Teens – Dealing with Autistic Teenagers
For most parents, one of the most trying times in their lives is during their child's teenage years. When puberty hits, young adults go through serious changes in their bodies and minds, and parents have little or no control over many situations. In an autistic child, puberty is no different. Although your autistic child is not experiencing puberty in quite the same ways as others his or her age, major hormonal changes still occur in the body. This can

Love Means Appreciating the Whole Person

Love Means Appreciating the Whole Person
Liz was furious. She found herself throwing things into her pocketbook and slamming drawers. "What's his problem?" she fumed. "The rent is late again, and all he says is, 'Don't worry, it'll be okay.' I can't take it anymore! Whether the baby runs a high fever or the electric company wants to turn off the electricity because the bill was misplaced and never paid, all he can say is, 'Don't worry. It'll be fine. Calm down.' When I got

Bored? Look at These Hobby Ideas!

Bored?  Look at These Hobby Ideas!
Have you ever played one too many computer game or watched one too many old rerun? You just can't get into another mystery and you just feel flat? Maybe you are suffering from boredom, that familiar accomaniment to our automated, precooked lifestyles. If so, you need to check out these hobby ideas. Hobbies have been found to be therapeutic as they relieve stress and get the mind active. In this article, you'll find hobby ideas for every sort of

Stress and Weddings: The Making of Bridezilla

Stress and Weddings: The Making of Bridezilla
Every girl dreams of having the perfect wedding. From childhood we are bombarded these images of perfection in glamorous celebrity weddings whose unlimited budgets are reflected in the designer gowns, lavish jewelry, multitude of guests, and sumptuous buffet. For example, take Lady Diana Spencer's wedding to the Prince of Wales in 1981. During the so-called wedding of the century, she wore a designer dress with a long train that cascaded down the aisle of Westminster Abbey with matching velvet

How To Have A Long Distance Relationship

How To Have A Long Distance Relationship
How to have a long distance relationship is a question that more of us are asking given the current state of the economy. More of us are having to travel further afield in order to find well paid employment and that sometimes means leaving a loved one behind. Or you may never have lived close to one another. With the increasing number of people meeting over the internet, it is becoming very common to find yourself in love with

How To Achieve Commitment In A Relationship

How To Achieve Commitment In A Relationship
Do you ever look at a loving, committed couple and with that you could have that kind of commitment with someone? How do achieve that sort of commitment in a relationship? Commitment takes time; it doesn't happen instantly when you first start dating. Most people will begin dating due to a sexual attraction and/or shared interests and the relationship starts at as a fun, caring relationship. It isn't until a couple has been together for some times that they

The Leadership Imperative: Making Your Leadership Your Life

The Leadership Imperative: Making Your Leadership Your Life
Most leaders are underachievers. They're getting a fraction of the results they are capable of. And in most cases, it's their fault. Their failures are the result of the choices they make. For the opportunities to consistently get more results are all around them all the time, theirs for the taking. For instance, to start getting more results than you are accustomed to getting, you simply have to change your mind-set. You should aim to make your leadership your

Leading By Persuading People They Don’t Have To … They GET TO.

Leading By Persuading People They Don’t Have To … They GET TO.
Physicists theorize that the universe is composed of only 20 percent visible matter and 80 percent dark matter. Dark matter refers to hypothetical matter particles, of unknown composition, that do not emit or reflect enough electromagnetic radiation to be detected directly, but whose presence can be inferred from gravitational effects on visible matter such as stars and galaxies. When I read about dark matter, I thought about the organizations I've encountered in my last 21 years of bringing my

Leadership: Is It For You?

Leadership: Is It For You?
Leadership is something that is fundamentally part of a society. It is necessary in any good society that someone stands up and takes charge. Leadership is essential, we know that, but does that mean everyone out there is a leader? The fact of the matter is that some individuals are not made to be leaders. They are followers. And just as important in society as leaders are followers. So, where do you lie? Are you going to play leadership

In Leadership, The Critical Convergence Drives Great Results

In Leadership, The Critical Convergence Drives Great Results
The Leader's Fallacy lives! We subscribe to the Fallacy when we believe our enthusiasm with a particular leadership challenge is automatically reciprocated by the people we lead. If ignorance is bliss then leaders going around blithely adhering to the Leader's Fallacy have cornered the market on happiness. The truth is, it's more realistic to believe in INVERSE RECIPROCITY: i.e., whatever motivates you, "DE-motivates" the people. That's especially so for leaders who are trying to motivate people to meet extraordinary

In Leadership, Good Enough Is Pretty Bad

In Leadership, Good Enough Is Pretty Bad
The first time I meet a leader to decide if we should work together, I invariably ask one question. The answer to that question gives me an idea of whether we'll have a productive relationship. The answer also tells me how the career of that leader might turn out. I ask, "Are you satisfied with the results you're getting now?" It's a simple enough question, yet it points to a world of difference between leaders. Because if the answer

Kids Eating Healthy

Kids Eating Healthy
Kids Eating Healthy Fast food is a big part of modern life these days, making it very hard to teach a child how he or she should eat healthy. The cheapest and easiest foods are those that are normally the least healthy. If you give your child the choice between healthy food and junk food, you normally won't like the results. Even though it isn't possible to get a child to like all healthy foods, there are some ways to

Defining Love

Defining Love
Love is something that is abstract but heartfelt as an emotion. It is expressed according to how we view the idea of it. Regardless of who we are and where we are in the universe love comes down to a deep feeling of affection that one person has for another. There are different types of love in expressing that affection. People express love by giving and receiving it in different ways. Love can be between friends, platonic, romantic, sexual,

What is True Love

What is True Love
Not many people are lucky enough to experience true love. For most people it's not believed to be real, but in reality there is true love just many don't have it. There are some basic signs however to let you know if you are or have true love in your life. The signs of true love are: 1. Butterflies- You may think this is silly but butterflies are a biochemical signal that occurs from the limbic system when we

What it takes for a date of a lifetime

What it takes for a date of a lifetime
Firsts, these are very memorable events you could not deny. They may come in very varied ways but they share that common effect which is something that stays within the person. First date, what do you think about it? When the time comes that you are about to experience it or even not just the first but any romantic date for that matter, you have to carry with you tips that could make that one ordinary night or time