Consequences of Sensory Deprivation in Early Childhood

… According to science we have five main sensory systems known as sight, sound, smell, taste and hearing. It has been documented through clinical observation that separation at birth of the infant from mother can have dire mental, emotional and physical consequences. This is noted in particular with babies who are separated at birth in hospital, and in children who grow up in orphanages without normal care and touch.

A separation at birth immediately deprives the infant of feeling of loved, happy and secure. When separated from the mother, newborns will actually begin to build a resistance to touch and nurturing (despite the desperate need for positive touch) and the ability by the brain to handle and assimilate touch actually becomes impaired. Infants separated at birth and orphans in homes without primary care-givers often develop symptoms of listlessness and depression.

The essentialness of movement

Dr Prescott also discovered that we have another critical sensory system; movement. He learnt, through observing infants and monkeys, that apart from touch, movement is a critical sensory system for healthy emotional and physical development.  Together, a lack of tactile stimulation, coupled with lack of movement, leads to mental and emotional dysfunctional behaviours including depression, violence, self-mutilation, addictions and aversion to touch.

Movement is a sensory system connected to the vestibular sensory system, the auditory system of the inner ear, which is in turn connected to the cerebellum. It is involved in all autonomic functions of the autonomic nervous system and all bodily functions are affected by movement. The brain literally needs sensory stimulation and movement for normal growth and development, and lack of touch and movement stunt brain cell growth.

For example, two monkeys, separated from their mothers, both given identical surrogate fur-covered bottles (mothers) in their cage, would respond and develop in a completely different way according to whether the surrogate mother was moving or not. The monkey in the cage with the still, lifeless surrogate became listless, depressed, anti-social and violent. When a new monkey was introduced into the cage with the monkey brought up with the static surrogate, the latter monkey would violently attach the former monkey if it tried to be friendly or touch it. In other words, instead of receiving the touch, it would push the other monkey away violently and defend itself at all costs.

On the other hand, the monkey given the moving surrogate developed much better relationship skills and emotional behaviours. When another monkey was introduced into its cage, it responded gently, allowing the new monkey to touch it and play.

Through these experiments Dr Prescott thus discovered that our emotional and sensory systems are not separate, they develop together, and that sensory deprivation will lead to emotional deprivation. …

So much of standard medical child care and advice to parents derives from the prussian model that was prevalent in pre-nazi germany.   Newborn babies need their mothers’ bodies immediately and without exception.   Babies need to be carried against mom’s body.  They need breast feeding and touch and smells and all the things that come with normal non-pathologized childcare.  Normal birth is not a disease-management process.  Standard obstetrical and child care is child abuse and has been for many years.  We need to keep medicine away from children as much as possible.

US Doctors Dumping ADHD Drugs on Toddlers

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that doctors are prescribing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medication to more than 10,000 American toddlers between the ages of two and three.

According to a report by the New York Times, these prescriptions are being granted despite the fact that the American Academy of Pediatrics does not even broach the subject of ADHD medication in children. In fact, the guidelines are notably absent regarding ADHD in children under four years old in general, due to the difficulty of diagnosing the disorder.

“Developmentally, you’re supposed to be scattered and disorganized as a toddler,” Dr. Nancy Rappaport of the Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medcal School told local CBS affiliate WBZ-TV.

Without taking the time to properly observe and determine whether a toddler has ADHD, doctors could be offering children dangerous prescriptions that will affect them for the rest of their lives. …

My question is what kind of drugs parents are on that allow this to happen?

The Looting of Greece: Fire Sale of Beaches to Pay “Debt”

One hundred and ten of Greece’s best beaches are on sale by Greece’s privatization agency,  the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (TAIPED) in the name of supposed “development” and “utilization of public assets”. In fact a sale off of Greece best beaches for cash so that the debt-ridden country can pay back its lenders….“development”/35406/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Is there an academy award for fraud?   This has to be a candidate.   And don’t think for a minute that it can’t happen here.  The entire monetary system is constructed out of the same fraud.   The US government “manages” huge tracts of land in the southwest that include large mineral deposits and access to solar energy.   What is the collateral on the  national “debt” now that american taxpayers are unable to pay it “back?”