“CAN WE TOUCH?”

“Physical contact remains vital to health, even as we do less of it. The rules of engagement aren’t necessarily changing—they’re just starting to be heard.”

“Field, a developmental psychologist by training, went on to found the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. She was a pioneer in highlighting the effects of “touch deprivation” among kids, famously those in orphanages. She explained to me that the effects are pervasive, influencing so many bodily systems that kids are diagnosed with “failure to thrive,” resulting in permanent physical and cognitive impairment, smaller stature, and social withdrawal later in life—which often includes aversion to physical contact.”

“Part of the reason this research didn’t happen sooner is that it was seen as extremely obvious. Yet even as evidence of the importance of physical touch has piled up, the world has been moving in the opposite direction. “You don’t see people touching each other anymore, in large part because they’re all on their phones and iPads and computers,” Field said. “It’s very disturbing to see parents doing less touching of kids, if they’re just sitting there on screens.””

“I think some of that is reflected in what’s going on, where people are seeing the hierarchical aspect of the touch and not the supportive aspect.”

Get the big picture by reading James Hamblin’s article in The Atlantic April 20, 2019

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/04/on-touch/586588/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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April 14, 2019

 

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“The ‘HIDDEN MECHANISMS’ That Help Those Born Rich to Excel in Elite Jobs”

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2019/02/class-ceiling-laurison-friedman-elite-jobs/582175/

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February 27, 2019

NOTE …

Class, privilege, and wealth may have its benefits, but those born to it will never know the great joy of rising above. Yet, the biggest challenge for those of us who do is remembering class, privilege, and wealth are not who we are, but something we have achieved.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

 

“What Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice TEACHES READERS”

What Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Teaches Readers

Consequences of Controlling and Sterilizing Children’s Play

“When my daughter was about 10, my husband suddenly realized that in her whole life, she had probably not spent more than 10 minutes unsupervised by an adult. Not 10 minutes in 10 years.”

“In the real world, life is filled with risks—financial, physical, emotional, social—and reasonable risks are essential for children’s healthy development.”

“Now our working assumption is that children cannot be trusted to find their way around tricky physical or social and emotional situations.”

“… watched as one by one the playgrounds in her neighborhood were transformed into sterile, boring places. Sandseter had written her master’s dissertation on young teens and their need for sensation and risk; she’d noticed that if they couldn’t feed that desire in some socially acceptable way, some would turn to more-reckless behavior. She wondered whether a similar dynamic might take hold among younger kids as playgrounds started to become safer and less interesting.”

“Children, she concluded, have a sensory need to taste danger and excitement; this doesn’t mean that what they do has to actually be dangerous, only that they feel they are taking a great risk. That scares them, but then they overcome the fear.”

“Even today, growing up is a process of managing fears and learning to arrive at sound decisions … but if they never go through that process, the fear can turn into a phobia.”

Excerpts from “The Overprotected Kid”

by Hanna Rossin in The Atlantic, March 20, 2014

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-overprotected-kid-573320270

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December 5, 2018

 

Abraham Lincoln Inspired Me and …

Like Lincoln, since 1997 I have traveled, lived, and worked among many people. When combined with my own experiences, both revealed how many Canadians in Ontario live, from the wealthy to the poorest. Everyone, no matter their title or not, status or none, their income or lack of, etc. inspired me come up with something we could all use, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle, to co-create better lives for everyone … which Abraham Lincoln greatly influenced.

Thank you for sharing more of his story in the article on the following link …

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/former-slaves-stories-abraham-lincoln/552917/

February 16, 2018

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