West Side Story mocked the stereotypes of delinquents, their families, the legal system, the mental health profession and social services in the song “Gee Officer Krupke”. The blame (junkie mom, drunk dad, lazy kid, etc.) and the shift of responsibility from one problem solver (police officer, judge, psychiatrist, social worker) to another when none are ableContinue reading “Juvenile delinquents, thugs and hoodlums: then and now”
Category Archives: Children’s Health
5 Must-Know Facts About Teenage Depression
You are loved. You are not alone. Teen depression is common. Teen girls are more likely to experience depression. Hang in there! Nothing ever stays the same. Your life will have many changes. It does get better. You are not alone. You are loved. There are people you can talk to and who can helpContinue reading “5 Must-Know Facts About Teenage Depression”
Is “Peace on Earth” Possible?
Is “Peace on Earth” possible? Listen to these 5th graders sing! Raises my belief! Especially since the kids in this video are now almost adults. May they help us better the world. Make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt,Continue reading “Is “Peace on Earth” Possible?”
Very soon, a lot of kiddos will visit your door. Please be open minded. The child who is grabbing more than one piece of candy might have poor fine motor skills or may be hungry. The child who takes forever to pick out one piece of candy might have motor planning issues or a cognitiveContinue reading “Happy Halloween”
School Bus Driver Saves Kids from Fire
Renita Smith a Maryland school bus driver saved 20 students from a sudden bus fire. Her quick action and protective instinct saved her “babies” lives. Renita is a true selfless HERO with a heart of pure gold.