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Originally posted by craig732
I'm not that old, only 38, but when I was the age of the kids mentioned in these articles, kids did not act this way.
Any ideas on why the difference in the behavior (or misbehavior) of children between then and now?
Originally posted by notbuynit
Kid's a problem and instead of taking the time to instill some discipline, take the easy way out, take them to a therapist and put your kid on dope. What could go wrong?..
Originally posted by AgentSmith
What are they teaching them?
Tensions Change Dress Code At Local Middle School
The immigration debate and demonstrations caused a middle school in Adams County to change their dress code.
Students at Shaw Heights Middle School are no longer allowed to wear anything that's patriotic, including camouflage pants, because they have become a political symbol for a version of patriotism.
A letter went home to parents last week that explained for student safety, no clothes were allowed with political messages or flags of any sort.
Researchers report fivefold increase in antipsychotic drugs among youth
The use of potent anti-psychotic drugs to treat children and adolescents for problems like aggression and mood swings increased more than fivefold from 1993 to 2002, researchers reported Tuesday in the New York Times. Excerpts:
The researchers, who analyzed data from a national survey of doctors' office visits, found that anti-psychotic medications were prescribed to 1,438 per 100,000 children and adolescents in 2002, up from 275 per 100,000 in the two-year period from 1993 to 1995.
The findings augment earlier studies that have documented a sharp rise over the last decade in the prescription of psychiatric drugs for children, including anti-psychotics, stimulants like Ritalin and anti-depressants, whose sales have slipped only recently. But the new study is the most comprehensive to examine the increase in prescriptions for anti-psychotics.
For several weeks, Karen McCarron had been making teary phone calls, despairing over her 3-year-old autistic daughter's future.
Unable to get Katie to settle down for a nap on a Saturday afternoon, McCarron took her for a drive. Police say the respected Peoria-area physician and advocate for autistic children parked, put a plastic bag over the little girl's head and smothered her to death in about two minutes.
McCarron, 37, is alleged to have confessed to the crime a day later--Mother's Day--telling police she "just wanted to end her pain and Katie's pain." On Thursday afternoon in a Pekin courtroom, McCarron bowed her head and remained silent as her lawyer entered a plea of not guilty on first-degree murder charges.