Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Video: Children Who Are Spanked Have Lower IQs

English: Brain structures involved in dealing ...
English: Brain structures involved in dealing with stress and fear. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Denny: This is an interesting study to back up other studies about the brain and development. From other posts I've done on the brain and children - and what is not mentioned here - is that when experiencing stress the brain is bathed in stress chemicals. Those stress chemicals inhibit the brain from learning. Abused children experience long term stress, long term batheing the brain in stress chemicals and so do not easily experience success in the world as adults.

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