Get Kids Hooked on The Right Drugs

August 7th, 2017 | by scottleduc |

You Need a “DOSE” of These 4 Chemicals

  • Dopamine
  • Oxytocin
  • Serotonin
  • Endorphins

Why? Because Stress Kills Learning and Much More!!!

People Just Want to Be Happy

  • Rhona Raskin of Rhona at Night
  • People will do whatever it takes to be happy

Scott’s Quest for Happiness

  • Age 47 – Never drunk or high fromdrugs or alcohol
  • Age 16 – Takes stance on drugs
    • Loses social capital
  • Bicycles across the US looking for hero Kerry Livgren
  • Play scene from Kansas – Miracles out of Know Documentary
    • Start at 53:30
    • About 3 minutes
  • Happiness found in giving a.k.a teaching

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Positive Brains Are Smarter Brains

Dopamine Resources

  • The Neuroscience Perseverance
    - Psychology Today

    • “Neuroscientists have known for years that dopamine is linked to positive behavior reinforcement and the ‘ding, ding, ding’ jackpot feeling you get when you accomplish a goal. Recently they have also discovered the specific receptors that link dopamine directly to the formation of good and bad habits.”
    • Read the article to find out more about these:
      1. PICTURE YOURSELF AS A HUMAN “LAB RAT” IN A SKINNER BOX
      2. THE ‘PLEASURE PRINCIPLE’ TRUMPS ‘WILL-POWER’ EVERYTIME
      3. NOT ACHIEVING GOALS DRIES UP YOUR DOPAMINE RESERVES
      4. EXPECTATION AND BELIEF CAN PRODUCE DOPAMINE
      5. BE METHODICAL: CREATE SELF-IMPOSED DEADLINES
      6. TURN A MOUNTAIN INTO “MOLE-HILLS” OF DOPAMINE RELEASE
      7. BE YOUR OWN CHEERING SQUAD: LEARN TO SAY “YES! I DID IT!”
  • The Science of Motivation your Brain on Dopamine – Blog IDoneThis
    • “Motivation is a tricky thing to corral. Tricky, but not impossible.”

Oxytocin Resource

  • About 16 minutes

Non-Cognitive Skills Development Resources

Read How Children Succeed by Paul Tough

Happiness Presentations

  • Play the video from 10:05
  • About 2 minutes

  • Play the video from 12:00
  • About 7.5 minutes

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