Problems With The Male Erection

Oh, the little soldier won’t stand to attention. The little soldier does not want to play. Now I am not talking about a toy. I am talking about erection. The soldier is sometimes a little shy. As we grow older into adult men, many of us will experience erection difficulty at one time or another. And also for some of us men, this may be a on going problem. At this point, you should be seeking some kind of treatment.

So how would you know if you have a problem with your little soldier? If you are just finding out that you are having difficulty in keeping or even having a erection, well then yeah, this is a strong indication here. These erection problems are known as erectile dysfunction or impotence. This is a man’s inability to have satisfaction in erections for sexual intercourse.

Also, the men who are experiencing this form of erection problem is commonly at the age of 60. And what I am telling you is that aging is a factor in erectile dysfunction. This is associated with the decrease in male hormones.

What a man should do is start having physical examinations. This is the first step in the treatment process. This should be done so you can rule out injury, diseases, and disorders: Diabetes, high cholesterol, kidney disease, alcoholism, multiple sclerosis or even high blood pressure. Go to the doctor and check to see if any of these health problems are going on. The doctor will develop your history as a patient and then will discuss treatment with you. Some treatments like vacuum devices might be prescribe. Viagra, Levitra or Cialis may be prescribe to you as well.

Now listen to me, don’t even let it get this far. Intervene Now!! Take care of your prostate. Keeping the blood flowing regularly through your penis will produce better erections. The male erection. Very important to stay healthy. More resources and details on a mans health is available at my blog. Looking forward to blogging with you again soon.

Thought of the Day for Basketball Practices

A tremendous impact opportunity for basketball coaches is the stage that the sport provides to instill success habits in their players that will can last a lifetime. Basketball is more than just a sport, it can be one of the best preparations for life after school that a young person can experience.

One way that I have tried to take advantage of the teachable moments is to have a “thought for the day” before every practice. It might be an inspirational quote, a snippet or idea from a book or an article, or an observation from one of the coaches about the team.

The thought has to fit the following three criteria before we will use it.

1) I want the thought to be something that will improve their “mental game” to contribute to them having the most rewarding season of their basketball careers.

2) The thought must be in line with our program’s core values. I want it to enhance the trademarks we emphasize, and not contribute to information overload

3) It must be something that will have value for all areas of their lives, not just basketball,

The thought for the day is so important to developing the mindset we feel that we must have to be successful. I believe that mental toughness is one of the most important skills to have in a winning program. To develop that needed mental toughness, we teach attitude and effort every day. I also like to place the thoughts for the day in players’ notebooks and on the bulletin boards and locker room walls.

Here are just a few examples of some of the past thoughts of the day that we have used. I hope they give you some ideas to find and create inspirational basketball quotes to pass on to your team.

  1. We practice and play with the intensity, toughness, and togetherness of a state championship team every day.
  2. The game honors toughness-Brad Stevens
  3. Players play, but tough players win-Tom Izzo
  4. United we stand, divided we fall
  5. Never mistake activity for achievement-John Wooden
  6. We are relentless!

I like to present the thought of the day at the beginning of practice and ask for the players input as to how it applies to both our team and their lives. Then, as the practice unfolds, if there are times to apply the Thought for the Day to situations that arise, I make sure to capitalize on those teachable moments. Finally, we huddle at the end of practice to quickly review the practice and include the Thought for the Day as a part of that recap.

I firmly believe that basketball coaches that define and then establish a success mindset will be more successful in both the long and short run. The short run being the players’ experience both in basketball and in other areas of his or her life. The long run, being the much more important growth toward becoming a productive, contributing, and happy adult. Having a specific them for each day helps with that success mindset process.

Dry Penis Skin Could Be Due to Hypothyroidism

When the pants come off, a man wants to present a beautiful specimen as a gift to his partners, so dry penis skin is definitely not something he wants to deal with. But there are numerous factors that can lead to dryness in the nether parts; one of these, which doesn’t come immediately to mind when investigating issues affecting penis health, may be hypothyroidism.


The medical world is filled with words and phrases that are difficult to pronounce and whose meanings may not be readily apparent to the lay public. Such is the case with hypothyroidism. Sometimes called low thyroid or underactive thyroid, the condition means that the thyroid gland is not functioning properly – specifically, it is not being “active” enough.

Thyroid gland

Everyone has heard of the thyroid gland, but not everyone knows what it does. The thyroid gland plays a huge role in regulating the body’s metabolism and protein synthesis; it creates some hormones and also is a key factor in how the body reacts to hormones.

What does all this mean? Well, essentially the thyroid affects things like a person’s appetite, glucose, cholesterol, breathing, heartbeat, growth and development – and even baldness. When the thyroid is working right, things are fine. When it’s underactive, there can be issues in these and other areas – including the bedroom. (Hypothyroidism is also associated with a low sex drive and erectile dysfunction – in case the importance of the thyroid hasn’t been driven home yet.)


As might be guessed, the thyroid also has an impact on skin. The slow metabolism resulting from an underactive thyroid decreases the secretion of oils which are part of the body’s natural skin hydrating system. In some cases of hypothyroidism, sweating also ceases, which contributes to the dry skin situation.


How does a man know if he has hypothyroidism? A visit to a doctor is called for in order to obtain a reliable diagnosis, but there are several symptoms commonly associated with hypothyroidism. These include:

– Dry, coarse skin

– Feeling tired often or constantly

– Poor appetite

– Easy weight gain

– Difficulty concentrating and /or remembering

– Constipation

– Shortness of breath

– A coolness in the extremities (hands, feet)

– Swelling

– Low sex drive


As indicated, a doctor will need to make a diagnosis of hypothyroidism in order to rule out other possible issues. The doctor will also then prescribe the appropriate course of treatment.

Typically, hypothyroidism requires treatment with a synthetic thyroid hormone. Hypothyroidism doesn’t get cured; it gets treated. That means the administration of the hormone is continues. However, the amount of hormone needed usually changes over time, and so the dosage may need to be adjusted periodically. Most of the hormone medications can be taken orally and is not difficult to take.

In addition, men may need to treat some of the symptoms of hypothyroidism – such as dry penis skin – separately. It can take time to replenish the skin moisturization, so using a top drawer penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) is definitely advised. With dry penis skin, there is a need to create a “moisture lock” so that any wetness added is better capable of staying in the penis skin. A crème that includes the natural hydrator vitamin E can do this, as vitamin E creates a barrier that helps prevent moisture evaporation. The presence of an additional hydrating agent, such as a high end emollient like shea butter is also crucial. An extract from the fat of the shea tree nut, shea butter works in tandem with vitamin E to not only moisturize but keep moisture in place, hastening the healing process for dry penis skin. Using a quality penis health crème will help give a member beautiful, lustrous skin.

A Guide to Medical Sex Toys

If you are of the understanding that sex toys were mainly made up of vibrators and dildos you would be incorrect in your assumption. For those that take part in bondage and fetish activities, medical sex toys can be very appealing. Instead of comprising of the usual bondage and fetish gear of ankle and wrist restraints, blindfolds, bondage spreader bars, collars and gags to name but a few, medical sex toys derive directly from items associated more with the practice of medicine than the practice of sex. They can be used for playful fun and games, role play, cleansing and more extreme forms of pleasure/pain. The most popular medical sex toys are as follows:

1. Wartenberg Wheel

The Wartenberg Wheel is a pin wheel with a handle that is intended to be rolled over the skin. There are a number of different types of these instruments available ranging from light to severe depending upon the number of spikes included on the wheels and the number of pin wheels built-in.

2. Urethral Sounds

A urethral sound is an instrument especially intended for use by men. It is a metal stemmed instrument that you insert into the penis in order to experience pleasure and pain simultaneously. Urethral sounds are available up to a width of 17mm and can be pushed as far into the penis as the pleasure/pain threshold will allow.

3. Speculum

Intended for either vaginal or anal use, speculums are made from either metal or plastic and allow either the anus or the vagina to be prised open with prongs to a leverage of the user’s choosing. They are also easy to keep clean after use.

4. Intimate Douche

Classed as a medical sex toy, a douche is a unisex device that uses water to cleanse the anal or vaginal areas that is both pleasurable and practical. Douches either come with one of more attachment, the number of holes on which determines what the flow of water will be into the chosen intimate area. An aluminium douche that screws into the shower head can provide a more powerful douche experience.

5. Breast Pumps

Breast pumps have cups on the end that go around the nipple and/or breast depending upon the size of the pump. A bulb is attached to this. Simply squeeze the bulb to extract the air away from the area surrounding the nipple and breast and temporarily extend the length of the nipple as well as increasing sensations in this area.

6. Glycerine Squirt

Metal glycerine squirts enable up to 200 centilitres of fluid to be deposited into the penis, vagina or anus through different nozzle ends. A variety of new sexual feelings can be experienced by using this type of medical adult toy.

7. Torture Skin Roller

Torture skin rollersare the ultimate in torture tools. A sturdy rubber grip handle is connected to a skin roller which contains spikes over its outer surface. Press down on the skin lightly to inflict a tingling sensation or more firmly which may result in considerable pain and blood being drawn.

8. Medical Irrigators

Manufactured from synthetic materials, medial irrigators help the individual to experience colonic irrigation at a much lower cost than having to book into a clinic which specialises in this kind of treatment. They usually consist of a jug or bag (for the water), a long pipe, a tap to control the flow of water and an attachment that fits onto the end of the pipe which is pierced with holes.

9. Stethoscope

Perhaps more associated with bedroom role play, a stethoscope can be also be the ideal accompaniment if you are attending a fancy dress party as a doctor or a nurse and it isn’t included in the costume.

As with all sex toys medical adult toys are intended for pleasure between consenting adults.

33 Tips For Becoming a Great Piano Player!

Are there really secrets to becoming a really good piano player? Or is it just a matter of practice, practice, practice?

Practice is necessary, of course, but you could practice until the cows come home without understanding what you’re doing at the piano, and all you would end up with is fingers that behave obediently to whatever the sheet music or score tells them to do.

Understanding how music works in terms of form and content is the key to productive practice. Then you are not just playing mechanically by rote like a machine, but you can get “inside” the music and eventually let it flow out of your brain and heart as well as your hands.

“There are at least 33 elements that contribute to becoming a good pianist,” says Duane Shinn, pianist and owner of Keyboard Workshop in Medford, Oregon. “There are probably more, but without these 33 principles a pianist cannot hope to rise to the level of his ability.”

So yes – there really are secrets to becoming the piano player of your dreams. It’s not that anyone is purposefully trying to keep a secret from you, but it’s a rare teacher who has the ability to not only play well but to be able to explain music theory – chords, melody, rhythm, dynamics, and all the other elements that contribute to playing the piano well and with feeling.

In our piano teaching studio at Piano University we have identified 33 distinct skill that must be developed if a person wants to play up to the limit of her or his potential. Here they are:

1 – Hand & Body Position — Should you look down at your hands? How to use “eye flips”

2 – The key to productive practice — Spaced repetition

3 – Attitude — how it affects your learning

4 – How & when to pedal. Using explosive dynamics

5 – Exposure: why it’s critically important

6 – Ear Training — Intervals from 2nds to 13ths

7 – Fingering — which finger do you use when?

8 – Chord substitutions that create fantastic sounds

9 – Chord recognition — how to recognize what chord is being used

10 – Musical vocabulary: tempo words, form words

11- Arranging: how is your “bag of tricks” coming along? “Head arrangements”

12 – Melodic sense: how does the melody relate to the chords?

13 – Sight-reading: 7 fundamentals you just cannot ignore

14 – Key orientation: Can you think in the key you’re playing in?

15 – Scanning the score before you start playing

16 – Mental practice — how to learn music in bed

17 – Repertoire: Why you need one to be prepared for any opportunity

18 – Goal setting: How good can you get? Is there a limit?

19 – Rhythm awareness — samba, bossa nova, bolero, etc.

20 – Why knowing music history is important to you

21 – Idea stealing — how and where & from who

22 – 12-bar blues; creating a motif; “blue notes”

23 – Extended chords: 6th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th, suspensions

24 – Technique acquisition: rubber balls, fingering drills

25 – Harmonization: Using I, IV & V to harmonize

26 – Key identification: Recognizing key signatures

27 – Voicing: Open, closed, registers, color tones

28 – Improvisation: Making music right out of your head

29 – Harmony & theory: How much should you know?

30 – Stylistic devices: Western, boogie, jazz, etc.

31 – Analysis: How to understand what you’re hearing

32 – Riffs & runs & fills: How to develop them

33 – Cross-pollination: The best of all worlds!

While reading music is important, the individual who develops these 33 basic skills will be light years ahead of the person who simply plays sheet music the way it is written. There is no longer any reason to be “tied to the written music” when you can master these techniques that allow you to play from the heart.

Why I Left South Africa

My Experiences as a White South African

With the impending passing of the world’s beloved icon and hero, Nelson Mandela, whose courage and determination led to the end of Apartheid in South Africa, it is fitting for me to me to reflect upon, and share, my experiences growing up as a white South African under the Apartheid regime. I spent the first 29 years of my life there before immigrating to Canada almost 40 years ago.

Mandela’s impending death brings to the forefront his enormous accomplishments in a country that was filled with turmoil and hate. After spending 27 years of his life as a political prisoner, he was released. The world will never forget the sight of Nelson Mandela’s historic walk to freedom.

In the country’s first multi-racial elections, Mandela went on to become South Africa’s first black President, from where he would lead the country into a brighter future, and to the end of Apartheid in South Africa. The year was 1994.

What is Apartheid?

Apartheid – an Afrikaans word meaning ‘separateness’. – was the name given to the policies that were designed to uphold white supremacy by legislating racial segregation in South Africa – a country in which the black population greatly exceeded that of white South Africans. The Apartheid laws were discriminatory to extreme.

I want to share my personal experience as a white South African child living under the Apartheid laws in South Africa.

Learning Discrimination

Our typically South African household employed two servants whose salaries were shamefully low – as was the practice at the time. One of these individuals was a ‘coloured’ (mixed race) lady named Nancy Sampson, who spent 22 years of her life taking care of our family with the utmost love and devotion before she passed away in her 50’s. My story revolves around Nancy, because I believe that the memories I have of my relationship with her epitomize what later fuelled my hatred of Apartheid

In my family there was never any discussion about the meaning or impact of racial discrimination in South Africa. Apartheid was neither discussed nor questioned. This was your garden-variety white South African family of yester-year. As a child or teenager I did not possess the insight to remove the ‘blinkers’ from my eyes. Only when I was in my 20’s did I begin to awake from the slumber so ingeniously instilled in my family and me by the Apartheid regime.

I am deeply ashamed to reveal that I was a typical white South African – privileged and spoiled – who learned by example to treat with disregard, the needs and feelings of black people in South Africa.

I try hard not to think how many times, during my teenage years, Nancy asked me to stop what I was doing for a moment, in order to help her with something. But how could I have helped? I was far too busy luxuriating in the pleasures reserved for white South Africans.

I loved this woman so much – my whole family did (and she knew that) – yet the South Africa in which I grew up did not teach me to look beyond my own self-serving needs when interacting with ‘non-white’ people. I would never have dared to refuse to help a white adult!

Living Quarters of South African Domestic Workers

I cringe when I think about the ten-foot-square room in which my beloved Nancy (like millions of other servants) spent so much of her life – a tiny, dark, cluttered room with no bathroom… a room which served as her bedroom, living room, kitchen and dining room… a room located in the back yard of our lovely home (you know? the one with the   swimming  pool on the half-acre property?).

The vivid picture of these appalling living quarters remains indelibly imprinted in my mind’s eye, and leaves me feeling heart sore and ashamed.

Entertaining spouses in this tiny, hopelessly inadequate room was frequently a recipe for disaster. No household was immune, for example, to the frequent midnight police invasion of the servants quarters in order to catch a spouse spending a night with his wife – and arrested him (often brutally) because he did not carry his ‘pass’ (I recoil at the very use of that word).

Like most non-white South Africans with live-in positions, Nancy had a home to which she returned on her days off (of which there were so few, as was typical at that time). One day I offered to give her a ride, since it was raining. When we were almost there she asked me to drop her off a little distance away. Not wanting her to have to walk in the rain, I ignored her request – but quickly regretted this when I realized that I had taken away what little dignity she could salvage, for her home was a small, corrugated iron shanty inhabited by who-knows-how-many of her family members.

I remember how, in earlier years, Nancy used to tell me (if I took the time to listen) that they were ‘waiting for a “council house’ – whatever that meant. How would I know? I never stopped to ask! Of course, they never got this ‘council house’.

Why, oh why didn’t I hear the plea behind that piece of information? Why didn’t I listen? Why didn’t I try to help?


Miraculously, in my early twenties, I began to emerge from my unconscious stupour, as I began to see and feel, at the very deepest level, the horrors perpetrated in the name of ‘Apartheid laws’ – from the self indulgent carelessness I had displayed, to the blatant cruelty with which the black people in South Africa were treated on a daily basis.

I remember reading a book written by the now-famous Afrikaner author, Andre Brink. The book was called ‘Looking on Darkness’ (a brilliant and moving story of a ‘coloured’ man living under the Apartheid regime, awaiting execution for the murder of his white lover). Deeply affected by this story, I wrote to the author to ask why he, as an Afrikaner who clearly felt such compassion for the black people in South Africa, chose to remain in South Africa. I was honoured to receive a reply from him (yes, he replied!) stating simply that he felt he could do more by staying than by leaving.?

The classic ‘Cry the Beloved Country’ which I read many times, tore at my heartstrings, in particular the part where an older black man who is trying to find his son in the big city of Johannesburg, is addressed by a white man with the typically authoritarian contempt of the white-to-black communication of those days. Yet the father responds with the polite subservience equally typical of older black men in those times – without the anger that the next generation justifiably experienced and expressed. I can still touch on the painful feelings I experienced every time I picked the book up to read.

Yet, by my actions and inactions, was I any different? When I look back now at the selfishness I displayed towards Nancy, I wonder if she – like the older man in ‘Cry the Beloved Country’ – had any idea just how thoughtless and unkind my behaviour was. Or was she conditioned – by the South Africa of those days – to expect and unquestioningly accept discourtesy?

In acknowledging my earlier failure to challenge the glaring injustices of Apartheid laws, and in sharing my personal transgressions, I try to soothe my own inner wounds of sorrow and regret. Whereas I have learned to forgive myself, the memories, when brought to the surface, still retain the power to elicit feelings of shame.

I am hard-pressed to believe that I was alone in the my lack of moral consciousness and blatant disregard for the needs and feelings of the black people in South Africa. I wonder, though, if there are other current or ex-South Africans who have grappled with feelings of regret and remorse? Surely I am not alone in my willingness to acknowledge and reveal my iniquities?

I was relieved beyond measure when my former husband and I finally made the decision to leave South Africa. I was 29 years old.

It is now almost 40 years later. Like most ex-South Africans, I carry with me a deep love for the culture of South Africa. My home is adorned with beautiful African sculpture and art, and my insides melt when I hear African music, or watch African style dancing. There is a part of me that will always be South African, and with that comes sadness about the person I once was.

I know that for our family, leaving South Africa was the right decision. My biggest reward came in a strange package many years later. My daughter, who was attending graduate school in Buffalo, New York, talked frequently about her close friend and fellow student, Sharon. I met Sharon for the first time at their graduation ceremony. Sharon is a black woman. Her colour was of such irrelevance to my daughter that she had never even thought to mention it to me!

My children are indeed ‘colour blind – and I will never, ever take this for granted.

It is now almost 40 years since I left South Africa – a country forever changed because of one remarkable man. As the world waits for news about Nelson Mandela, we reflect on this man who – after having spent 27 years of his life in prison – never became bitter… a peace-loving man and leader par excellence… a man whose death will be deeply mourned the world over.

Children’s Health – How to Treat Autism in a Conventional Perspective

I. Definition

Conventional medicine is also known as Western medicine. It is a system of medical approach in which medical doctor and other health professionals such as nurses, medical technician and specialists and therapists, etc. use medication, radiation, medical equipments or surgery to treat symptoms of disease and diseases.

II. How conventional medicine effects autism

A. Diagnosis

For the disease to be treated effectively, the conventional doctor first has to diagnose what causes the symptoms of the disease or diseases. It is helped by blood test, logical screen, psychological and physical examination, etc. The diagnosis of children with development disorder is always a stressful and time consuming road for both parent and children, because each doctor in conventional medicine mostly specializes in one field and can not make any suggestion outside of his or her professional judgement. You may be recommended to see other specialists if one found to be necessary. Since autism is complex disease, it requires a team of doctor before it can be diagnosed correctly and many wrong diagnosis have been done, leading to overwhelming pressure and time wasting to the parent and their children. Fortunately, many cases of autism have been correctly diagnosed and are treated accordingly.

To avoid wasting your time, here is the basic list of doctors and specialists who have been required for all children with development disorder to be diagnosed correctly:

a. Development and behaviour pediatrician

b. Paediatric neurologist

c. Children psychiatrist

d. Children psychologist

e. Speech and language pathologist

f. Occupational therapist

g. Physical therapist

h. Play therapist

i. Social worker

Some children may require more or less specialists than the list above in their road to find a cure, but we believe the list is a basic team for fast and corrected diagnosis.

B. Types of conventional treatment

1. Animal therapy

Animal therapy focus to improve in the inter action between the child and animal, thereby increasing the child confident in building relation ship as well as sensory and motor issues.

2. Auditory integration therapy

The program uses modified music and sound with an aim to correct the problems of child’s in processing and understanding speech and sound.

3. Augmentative communication

Augmentative communication helps to support the child’s communication output by acting as a bridge until speech develops or by providing an alternative if speech fails to develop. It includes picture exchange communication, picture and symbol displays, technological support for communication, sign language and body language.

4. Behaviour treatments

The aims of behaviour treatment is to help the autistic children to overcome the emotional , behavioural and cognitive dysfunction through a goal-oriented, systematic procedure. It is said that this types of treatment have proven to be successful in treating mood, anxiety, personality, eating, substance abuse, and psychotic disorders in some degrees.

5. Chelation

Since children with autism have a weakened secretion system, Cchelation helps to remove heavy metals accumulated in the brain through medication taken by IV or by mouth or rubbed on the skin. Although, it is a new treatment, but in theory, it decreases physical and behaviour problems.

6. Diet

Daily diet is always important for autistic or non autistic children. Since most autistic children have problem of weakened immune system and problem with toxic elimination, intake of foods which help to strengthen immune and improve toxin secretion will do no harm while avoiding intake of foods which may elevate the allergic and gastrointestinal problem are always essential. Choosing fresh and organic foods carefully will always help to reduce metabolic conditions for autistic children.

7. Discrete trial training

Discrete trial training is a program which helps to improve the basic skills for autistic children

a) Pre learning skills such as sit, attending, look at your class mate and teacher, etc.

b) Safe skills such as know their name, address, parent phone number, etc

Before the children can proceed the more complex language, academic and social skills by beginning of with a breaking off the skills into small part and taught in repetitive drills. The process of the children is record and rewarded if the response is appropriate.

8. Facilitated communication

The program helps the non verbal students to communicate with others while someone helps to support their hands and arm.

9. Immunological treatments

The types of therapy helps to alter immune system deficit for children with autism, including steroid, infusion and intravenous munoglobulin, depending to the child’s diagnosis. These treatments may carry long term health risk. There are many herbs which can help such as ginko boliba if you want to use herb or other alternative treatment for this type of disorder, please consult with your doctor before applying.

10. Medication

Medicine used by conventional medicine to treat some symptoms of autism such as hyperactive, anxiety, moodswing, seizure, gastrointestinal disorder have been proven very effective, but with some side effects, therefore it is for the child benefit to keep the dose as low as possible:

a ) Tranquilizers

i) Effects

Tranquilizers include thioridazine (Mellaril), chlorpromazine (Thorazine), haloperidol (Haldol) and risperidol (Risperdal) which help to treat symptoms of behaviour problem by regulating the production of dopamine, thereby increasing their attention and concentration in school and at home thus making them more able to learn.

ii) Side effect of tranquilizers include

*Sedation or sleepiness.

** Less common side effects include changes in the function of the liver, effects on blood cells, restlessness or agitation, sensitivity of the skin to the sun, and true allergic reactions

*** Re occurrence of the symptoms if the medication is stopped

b) Serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitor

i) Effects

It works well for children with depression and anxiety disorders, by regulating the production of serotonin which is vital for responsible and controlling the fundamental physiological aspects of the body

ii) Side effects

*Urinary retention

** Easily agitated or upset.

*** Dizziness and Fatigue

**** Change in appetite and sleep and etc.

11. Musical therapy

Musical therapy focus in using music through singing, movement and musical instruments to assist learning of language, communication and social skills.

12. Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy is a type of program, helping to compromise physically, intellectually or emotionally to integrate coping skills into their lives in order to perform necessary tasks. but for children with autism, the main goal of occupational therapy is to integrate sensory perception through recognition and interpretation of sensory stimuli based chiefly on memory, therefore it helps the child to gain a more peaceful frame of mind and concentrate on certain tasks.

13. Play therapy

Play therapy is focus in using plays to improve the language, speech, communication, emotional and social skills.

14. Physical therapy

Physical therapy is also known as physiotherapy. The main goal of this program is to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability for the children with autism, such as walking, jumping, running, etc. so that the children can increase their physical strength, balance and motility as well as better sensory integration.

15. Rapid-prompting method

Soma Mukhopadhyay is the founder of rapid-prompting method. The method involves constant, fast-paced questioning and combined with the use of a low-tech alphabet board for spelled communication to keep the students attention and prompt rapid response from the students.

16. Recreational therapy

Encouraging the child to participate in some types of sport such as   swimming , gymnastic, dance etc., thereby increasing the child awareness of social interaction.

17. Relationship development intervention

Relationship development intervention believes autism children can adapt to authentic emotional relationships with others and different environments if they are given opportunity to learn them in a gradual, systematic way by using highly structured games, exercises, back and forth focused communication, share experience and plays with others of that help to build up the experience of interacting in social relationships.

18. Social skill group

Children plays together under supervision of parents and specialist such as psychologist, this helps to improve the social interaction and social skills, thereby increasing the child awareness of inappropriate behaviours and interest in playing with other children.

19. Social story

By telling simple story with lots of pictures and sometimes words, the program improves the autistic children self help and social skills and prepare the child for the change of routine and in new environment.

20. Son-rise

Son-rise is one of the method has been taught to parent with autistic children in the 70s, unfortunately there are no published independent study has tested the efficacy of the program. The program believes by accepting autistic children as they are, with no prejudgement and interacting with them with positive, enthusiastic way as well as encouraging the children in more meaningful communication of that can help the children overcome verbal and social interactive deficit.

21. Speech and language therapy

It is a program designed to improve the autistic children ability in speech production, vocal production, swallowing difficulties and language needs and the use of language. The program can be run through different contexts including schools, hospitals, and private clinic or therapist’s office.

22. Treatment and education of autism and related communication-handicap

It is a class program with the aim to teach autistic children independent work, life by communication and social skills by focusing in repetitive routines, picture schedules and structural settings.

23. Verbal behaviour

It is first discovered by Skinner, a psychologist. It helps the children to language and speech by breaking off the sentence into small part and taught in systematic way by assessing the minute details of initial and progress communication skills through gaps filling. Parent are requested to response and reward their child as well. As the communicative skills progress, the children are taught to make request, ask question and engage in more complex conversation. The program is only a theory with little experimental research until recently.

24. Vision therapy

Vision therapy may be necessary, if the child is suspected to have problem of seeing or understanding and learning for what he or she see.

25. Vitamins and supplements

Since children with autism is lack of vitamin B6, vitamin E and other trace minerals, it is no harm if they are taken in small dose. If you want to use them or high doses, please consult with your child’s doctor before applying.

In fact, there are no single type of treatment which is likely to be effective for all children and all families. Instead, intervention will need to be adapted to individual needs and the value of approaches.

Physical Education Need and Importance

Benefits and Importance of Physical Education | Body Fitness and Health

In the Present World of Space age and automation era, all human beings appear to be living a more and more inactive life. They ride instead of walk, sit instead of stand and watches instead of participants. Such type of inactivity or sedentary life is detrimental to mental and physical health. Thus, there is great need for physical education as a part of balanced living.

Following are the importance or benefits of physical education –

1. It is needed because due to advanced technology the lifestyle of people becomes sedentary and they become passive entertainer.

2. It is needed during childhood for proper growth and development.

3. It is beneficial during adulthood to maintain good health and fitness.

4. During old Age, it is important to prevent and treat various ailments and disease.

5. It is important as it provides us the knowledge of our bodies from musculoskeletal, physiological and biochemical point of view.

6. It teaches us various physical activities that can be practiced now in later life such as motor skills for the games and sports of volleyball, tennis, swimming and so on.

7. It also teaches us the value of ethical behaviour in sporting situations.

8. It teaches us the value of physical fitness and how to become physically fit.

9. It teaches us the value of physical fitness and how to become physically fit.

10. It is important for aesthetic reasons as by participation in physical fitness programmes like gymnastics and dance, beauty and grace in cultivated in the movement.

11. It is also important for catharsis reasons with mean releasing of energy, emotion, tension or frustration and some people let off their extra steam by participating in various games and sports which are part of physical education. This way physical education helps in checking juvenile delinquency.

Introduce a Significant Change In Your Life By Banning Television Forever

I stopped watching TV almost 14 years ago and most apprehensions I had about missing out on news and information were short-lived. It is probably one of the most significant steps I took towards self-improvement, because it instantly released an additional hour or two per day for other tasks, which I then believed I did not quite have time for. Over the years, I have tried to impress upon various people including the colleagues at my workplace on the advantages and almost everyone who followed this simple rule confirmed that their life had changed significantly.

Many people that I come in touch with me ask me why I did this, what are the advantages and how on earth I can manage life without TV. So I thought I should write a comprehensive article on it.

5 Biggest Reasons You Should Not Watch TV

TV induces trance-like states

Psychology generally define trance as a state of limited awareness or as a kind of altered state of consciousness. Trance has for time immemorial been associated with hypnotic states. Meditation produces strong trance states. Trance states are much more common than is believed. The normal aware state is called ‘Beta’ whereas ‘Alpha’ waves are associated with a deep relaxation or trance-like state. When in Alpha, a person experiences a passive learning experience, intentionally or otherwise whilst discarding critical and logical thinking skills.

Way back in the year 1969, a man named Herbert Krugman conducted a series of experiments regarding the effect of television on a person’s brainwaves. What he discovered was quite important and at once, startling. Krugman found that in less than one minute of television viewing, the person’s brainwaves switched from Beta waves – brainwaves associated with active, logical thought – to primarily Alpha waves. When the subject stopped watching television and began reading a magazine, the brainwaves reverted to Beta waves.

In this altered state, you are extremely susceptible to all kinds of negative influences, from crime, violence and sex to programming yourself with negativity, from having your belief systems poisoned to affecting your outlook on life and the world in general. Since your critical thinking skills are subjugated by the induced trance-like state, even advertisements have a more-than-normal impact on your decision-making abilities.

Waste of time

The one common excuse we all have for the things that we have to do or ought to do or want to do is “I just don’t have the time”. We all have 24 hours a day, be it Mother Teresa or Mahatma Gandhi, no one had a minute extra per day. Where corporate time-management skills are a pre-requisite from a work perspective, it is equally important that we spend every minute of our life optimally in our best and highest interests. Just banning TV from my life, has given me so much more time each month to do the things I love and ensure I have ample time for the average householder’s duties. The Nielsen research showed the average American watched an average of 5 hours of TV per day. I am not sure what the corresponding numbers are for the average India, but I am sure it would be at least 2-3 hours per day – that is almost a month and a half extra time per year.

Save Money

As mentioned earlier, in your highly susceptible altered state of mind, TV influences you to buy things that you normally wouldn’t buy. Stand-alone advertisements, integrated product placements, direct messages, subliminal messaging, all of these spur you to buy things when you see them. Quite obviously, heavy TV viewing is inextricably linked to higher material aspirations as well. Rather than make conscious decisions using all our faculties on the things we need, the TV images play on your fears and desires to trigger the ‘I must have that’ feeling. We fail to distinguish between what is ‘need to have’ and ‘nice to have’. Consumerism is almost never a solution for happiness – yet most commercials tell you exactly that to get your ‘buy in’.

Lack of social skills

Every hour spent in front of the idiot box is an hour that you could have utilized so meaningfully with your family, your friends, in social or professional networking, on reading, writing, hobbies, learning or any other activity you enjoy. A family that watches TV together and perhaps even laughs or cries at the same time whilst watching TV isn’t bonding with each other, they are actually bonding with the content on the TV.


Watching TV takes away the time for exercise, for both young and old, leading to obesity in families. Watching TV is a double whammy – not only does it take away the time to exercise, at the same time it inculcates undesirable habits like being a couch potato, eating unhealthy or junk food and giving in to the temptation of sugary soft drinks. Some people think television is also the main culprit behind attention deficit disorder but this is aggravated by sugary soft drinks. If not controlled with a proper diet and exercise, this problem will ultimately lead to further obesity. Eventually, TV addiction concomitant with junk food will cause high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease. Sports broadcast on TV discourages children from participating in local sports and league games because they prefer to watch the sport instead of playing them.

5 Best Steps to Stop Watching TV

By now, if you have made a decision to ban TV from your life, the next challenge is how you can go about achieving this. This is not a challenge for some people, but for others, it could be a major challenge, depending on how long and how addictive their TV watching pattern has been.

Even moderate viewers are known to experience ‘withdrawal symptoms’ if they stop watching TV for a prolonged period of time. Way back in October 1975, two sets of experiments in South Africa and West Germany, where several families volunteered to turn off their TVs for just a month led to depression, increased anxiety and frustration compounded with the inability to know what to do with the extra time they now had on their hands.

Find replacement activities.

Bad Habits can be successfully changed by replacing the old habit with a new one. Make sure the extra time is immediately and fully utilized with rewarding and fulfilling replacement activities such as Jogging,   swimming , playing sports, cycling, aerobics, going to the gymnasium, catching up with friends, attending a workshop, reading a book, writing, blogging, travelling, hiking, doing a course, organizing your life/home/office, meditating, socializing, starting a new business or venture, etc. Taking up a mini-course on something you always wanted to learn or on self-improvement is perhaps the best idea.

Disconnect your cable TV subscription.

The compulsion to watch TV can only be quelled by disconnecting any cable or satellite TV subscription – this ensures that you do not fall back into those habits in uncertain moments. If you are serious in your pursuit, do it tomorrow. You get your time back and also save money at the same time.

Gradual reduction

If you are uncertain or apprehensive, plan to gradually reduce your TV time to NIL. Make sure that for every few minutes that you have reduced TV watching time, you have another activity planned at that exact hour. If you are a heavy TV watcher, start off by limiting your TV time to just 2 hours a day at a specific time. Fill in all other time slots through proper planning. After a week, reduce this to an hour and a half and once again find an alternative activity. After yet another week, reduce this to an hour and finally to thirty minutes before completely doing away with this habit. When you have finally reduced it to NIL minutes per day, make sure you stick to this program for 21 continuous days.

The 21 day Transformation

In today’s day and age, it is a well known fact backed by research that it takes 21 days to break or form a new habit. 21 days is the time required for new neuropathways to be fully formed in your brain. There are innumerable examples available online to confirm this fact. It is also more efficient, because this is the minimum time required as well as the shortest possible time to transform yourself.

Make New Goals

On the very first day that you decide to stop watching TV, sit down by yourself for a couple of hours and make an exhaustive list of what you would like to do in your spare time. List out specific goals for yourself and make sure they are S.M.A.R.T. goals – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound. Work on your personal goals every single day, even if it is only for 30 minutes each day. You will be amazed at the results and make sure you write back to me on your achievements.

How Can We Recognize an Emotionally Unintelligent Person?

People who are not emotionally intelligent are not so happy, they always have problems and they have poor problem solving skills and they usually are not able to reach their goals.

We can recognize emotionally unintelligent people because they have certain traits:

*they get angry without realizing why they are feeling like this;

*do not understand other people, their feelings or how they feel in certain situations;

*tend to behave in a self-centered manner;

*cannot control their emotion, especially under stress;

*do not know how to make a connection between thoughts, feelings and behavior;

*tend to overestimate their own qualities and skills; cannot have friends because they just cannot maintain relationships;

*people usually avoid them; tend to have low emotional self-awareness;

*do not feel happy with their life;

*they cannot adapt to changes;

*do not know how they run into certain difficult situations;

*do not know how they come across to others.

We can say that sometimes, emotionally unintelligent people are their own enemy, because they tend to lose out on things, they have inadequate social skills, they cannot control their emotions and feelings and they have a low empathy.

Not everyone is born with the emotional intelligence, but everyone can learn it. If someone gets the right kind of training, it can easily become an emotionally intelligent person. It is all about each of us’ will and about the fact that one should believe in himself: if he has a strong will, he can do a lot of things and he can always achieve his goals.