Victoria NeuroNotes

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The Warning — Child’s Play

I’ve been working on an upcoming post about brain development in children, which is predominately influenced by their environment. The majority of brain development occurs after birth.  Approximately 90% occurs by the age of 5.

During my research I came across this video. All I could say after watching it was…

Wow!

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Terrorizing Children in the Name of God

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This wasn’t the post I had planned on publishing next, but after reading an article yesterday titled —

Why Are Americans So Inclined to Disrespect Children?:  Even those who work with kids are unlikely to always afford them the dignity they deserve.”,

— I was reminded of my childhood — being taught about the flames of torture in a hell that a supposedly loving god created.  I was indoctrinated from an early age by the Roman Catholic Church, and attended Catholic schools for a couple of years.  Using biblical teachings to instill obedience was not uncommon.   I felt utterly voiceless as a child. Continue reading