Twelve Tips to Help Burned-Out Toddlers Repair Mental Muscles

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Self-discipline is a well-developed skill in most adults and important to the survival of our society. Those who grow up with little self-discipline may be ostracized by others or fall victim to vices like drugs and alcohol. Self-discipline is a mandatory ingredient of successful professions like business, athletics and medicine. Even the business of art, music and drama requires great self-discipline from those who may have tendencies toward unbridled freedom. Yet, no one has more need for self-control for his own protection than a young child does. However, toddlers are raw energy with few brakes and fewer breaks. The maturation process is slow and difficult. Here are twelve tips to help you be a better parent while your child learns self- control. Continue reading

Kids Music – The Magic of Music For Kids

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What’s so great about music? We all know that music can make us want to jump, dance, and tap our feet. But did you know that music has been linked to math scores, brain development, and anxiety relief? During the critical young ages of learning while the brain is still developing, the impact of music is at its greatest level. But even beyond the younger years, music can still play an important role, providing instruction for pre-teens, anxiety relief for adults, and even therapy for Alzheimer patients. Continue reading

How To Sing In Tune Vocal Exercises

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You like to sing very much. However when you start singing, your own ears or someone tells that you are singing out of tune. That is very depressing, isn’t it?

No worries. You are not alone because most people without formal training will sing out of tune somewhere in a song. So the answer lies in getting proper vocal lessons as singing out of tune can be corrected with the right vocal exercises. Continue reading

How Does Music Therapy Relate to Bipolar Disorder?

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“A mental disorder is a classified as a clinically significant behavioral or psychological syndrome that occurs and that is associated with present distress or disability or with a significantly increased risk of suffering death, pain, disability, or an important loss of freedom.” (Peters, 2000). Although mental disorders may have a variety of manifestations and degrees of severity, they all are characterized by persistent, abnormal patterns of problem behaviors. These clients are sometimes described as having behavior disorders or behavioral disorders. Mental illnesses and disorders traditionally have been classified into two broad categories of neuroses and psychoses. A neurosis is a mental disorder primarily characterized by anxiety. This anxiety may be experienced directly and be the main manifestation of the disorder or it may be unconsciously controlled or modified to produce other distressing symptoms. A psychosis is a more severe mental disorder that is primarily characterized by loss of contact with reality. Individuals who have psychoses have delusions, hallucinations and an impaired ability to test reality. For many, a mental disorder can hinder a person from keeping a job, family, relationships and sanity. The psychiatric problems that occur in adults are more likely to be associated with the stresses of everyday adaptation or a more chronic reaction resulting from distress over a longer period of time. What many people don’t know is that someone can in fact live a relatively normal life with the help of many therapies, such as music therapy to be specific. Continue reading

Color and Music – The essential pieces of an emotionally brighter day

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The use of conventional drugs and medicinal practice has made our body weaker and more prone to diseases. The continuous use of these drugs has serious side effects causing us to fall ill more often and heal back slower each time. The need to have less harmful and more beneficial remedies has led to the development of a branch of medicine called Alternative Medicine. Alternative Medicine gives us a healthier substitute to scientifically engineered drugs. Continue reading

Healing Depression with Music

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It was aptly said that music is the medicine for broken hearts. No matter how practical and analytical you are, music will touch your heart removing all the obstacles of logic. Have you ever felt how a certain track reminds you of a particular incident, or a special someone? Have you ever asked yourself why Careless Whisper makes you cry? Summer of 69 reminds you of your school days? Yes, music is much more powerful than we can imagine. Music can make us laugh and cry and remind us of our past, can make a moment special with its magical touch, even a certain melody can take us to a flashback tour. There are songs which remain very close to our hearts through out our lives, is not it? Continue reading

How to Train Your Voice by Singing Karaoke

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You might be surprised to know you can learn to sing by karaoke backing tracks but yes you can. It is a practice for learning to listen as well as to sing too.

We all can make some kind of noise whether it is squeaky high pitched or very nice and neutral. We need to be able to sing different tones in our voices not just making noise or screeching. There is a way to help you in controlling these various sounds by using the backing tracks which can be used as a tool like any endeavour. This tool will help you to sing and to keep yourself in tune as you belt out the song. Continue reading

The Healing Powers of Music Therapy As an Autism Symptoms Treatment

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There are many different forms of autism symptoms treatment. There are the more traditional therapies, such as applied behavior analysis (ABA) and floortime. And then there are a lot of alternative treatments as well.

The thing about all these alternative treatments is that you have to be very careful to research them before you try them, because not all of them are credible. But that said, sometimes you can find really good ones that will help your child if you look just a little outside the box. Continue reading

Music Therapy for Autism

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For many parents, autism is a frightening condition that often leaves them feeling disconnected from their children. The fact that the medical community at large still has a lot to learn about autism only exacerbates the issues families face when one of their loved ones is diagnosed with the condition. Treatment options for autism are limited, and generally require intense training at considerable expense. However, in recent years, music therapy has become increasingly popular as music not only has the power to calm and soothe, but may also be exploited as a means of communication. Continue reading