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Put kids in a good mood without drugs

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The moods that kids experience aren’t simply related to whatever is happening to them during the day. They have a lot to do with the chemicals running around their brains and bodies.   Australian psychologist Andrew Fuller, author of Tricky Kids, says brain chemistry has as much power to shift emotions as happy or sad events.   Fuller maintains that adrenaline and cortisol are two brain chemicals that parents want less of in their kids.    Adrenaline is responsible for the revved up, ‘cordial high’ and extreme activity that some kids experience. It causes the flight/fight part of the brain to take over.    Fuller also advises parents not try to change kids’ behaviour when they’re filled with adrenaline. It’s a waste of time until they have calmed down. Give amped up kids some space or the time to cal...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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