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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spanking a child influenced Brain Development

Recent research on human brain development has shown that beating and other physical punishment is a significant adverse impact on a child's brain development and function of the brain. When a child experiences anxiety and stress, especially when combined with high emotional confusion or emotional separation from a parent or other caregiver, that child is biologically and chemically combined neuro-alarmed on high alert.

The human brain consists of four different layers,Brainstem, midbrain, the limbic system and the cortex. The brain stem is responsible for the primitive functions of the body such as breathing, body temperature regulation, and blood pressure. The midbrain, diencephalon also called, is a little complex but still largely reflexive, and is, if person works one when he or she is in a state of alarm. This flight is the instinctive "fight or" area of the brain and a non-thinking and non-feeling place. The limbic system is the arearesponsible for experiencing and expressing emotions. The bark, especially the prefrontal cortex is responsible for thinking, problem-solving skills, discernment, and shows a conscience.

Two other important parts of the brain are the hippocampus, which stores memories, and the amygdala, the part of the limbic system, and determine which part of the brain is activated in a particular situation. The hippocampus and amygdala work together to determine which parts of the brain are responsible. In anygiven time one of the top three levels (midbrain, limbic system and cortex) is responsible based on the decisions of the amygdala and hippocampus.

The brain produces powerful chemicals called hormones. Normal development provides healthy doses of the brain release hormones to help a child to learn resilience. In times of fear, but can stress hormones flood the brain, causing fear and panic in the child, which means he or she is less able to think. While an unhealthy "hormonedump, "a child is hypersensitive and over-reactive, to dispel the hormones that may take hours or one as long as one day. Because the brain child is a permanently wired, high states of alert can be" over-wire "a child mid-brain, making it denser and more dominant than it should be.

During these episodes of fear, the hippocampus stores memories for the purpose of protecting and preparing the child for future incidents. For the rest of the life of the child, the memoriesstored in the hippocampus, the same reactions that the reflexive midbrain trigger activated.

Whenever a child is very anxious or alarmed because a parent or caregiver is to inflict physical pain (like spanking) in combination with poor nutrition and emotions out of control, his or her brain development is adversely affected. A child with a brain that can be in a healthy way to work relatively smoothly has been developed so that the child to think peace, to connect emotionally to payAttention and to grow intellectually.

Withholding discipline is not the answer. Finding healthy ways of effective discipline (limit-setting, health consequences, restitution, etc.) is to develop a child's brain in healthy fashion.

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