Interestng article

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
Interestng article
73
Sun, 05-23-2010 - 10:18am

Pages

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-24-2008
Thu, 05-27-2010 - 8:39am
If yours was one of the families being studied, how would the researcher know you were stressed?



From the spit, they measured cortisol of every family member, four times a day.

Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.' -Kahlil Gibran



PhotobucketPhotobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucket



Ten Rules for Being Human


Photobucket



"The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding."
Malcolm Gladwell Blink

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 05-27-2010 - 8:43am
there is no one normal nor is there one way to parent.

 

Avatar for mommy2amani
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 05-27-2010 - 9:15am

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Thu, 05-27-2010 - 9:15am
Actually, life IS full of stresses. There are three categories of stressful life events:
1) catastrophes (such as natural disasters, plane crashes, acts of terrorism)
2) significant life changes (such as getting married, getting divorced, births, deaths, starting a new job, getting fired) and
3) daily hassles (such as being late to a meeting, diaper blowouts, missing the bus, dealing with rude customers, failing an exam, kids arguing, lost car keys).











Avatar for mommy2amani
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 05-27-2010 - 9:24am
Yes, you're right.
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
Thu, 05-27-2010 - 9:29am

Well, for me life is full of stresses. Parenting is chock full of stresses too. I don't need to spit to know when my cortisol levels are high.

BTW, death, disease ARE parts of life and provide stress.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-24-2008
Thu, 05-27-2010 - 9:29am
The good thing here is that they had both. They could compare what they see to what the hormone levels were. So they would know if their assessments of what they were seeing on the tapes could be accurately described as stress.

Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.' -Kahlil Gibran



PhotobucketPhotobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucket



Ten Rules for Being Human


Photobucket



"The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding."
Malcolm Gladwell Blink

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 05-27-2010 - 9:34am
i agree, events like described there are stressful.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
Thu, 05-27-2010 - 9:53am
Everyone is different. For me, parenting is very stressful.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
Thu, 05-27-2010 - 9:55am
The fact is, though, that unless you die first, and very young, you WILL have to deal withlosing loved ones or fighting some disese, either personally or through friends and family members. And some people are better at handling those major stressors than others.

Pages