Mon, 27 Feb 2012 18:00

Theme: Science

From hyperactivity to overprotection: genes or upbringing? Examine the causes and consequences of a child's behavior, reasoning and result in reliable facts effects of different methods of education, as well as the influence of genes on personality and behavior.

Several years ago, geneticists have found a so-called "adventure gene" - a variant of the gene DRD4. The receptor encoded by this gene works in the brain cells and determines the sensitivity of certain groups of neurons to the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is responsible for feelings of pleasure. At the same time different gene variants (alleles) give receptors with different sensitivity - for example, in the case of option 7R is significantly reduced. Simply put, the brains of people with this gene takes the bad "signal of happiness." So people need more than new bright impressions to enjoy. No wonder that most of them are obtained by travelers or sportsmen, extreme.

If the child directs the aggression on himself, this behavior is autoaggression. It can be shown both in words (eg, son or daughter berates himself), and in actions - smashing his head against the wall, pulling hair, hitting his hand on the arm or legs, biting self, etc.

According to the dictionary definition, hyper - a style of parenting and relationships within the family, with whom the child too watch over and control. And the key word here, of course, "too." Needless to say that children need care and love, support and supervision from parents. However, just as they need space to develop their own capabilities and comprehension. The problems start when the second half of this "growth conditions" parents consistently ignored.

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