Don't Do Drugs! Here take this.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

For Troubled Kids, Some Schools Take Time Out For Group Therapy

Evidence of Psycho-Babble School Systems

Sometimes 11-year-old B. comes home from school in tears. Maybe she was taunted about her weight that day, called "ugly." Or her so-called friends blocked her on their phones. Some nights she is too anxious to sleep alone and climbs into her mother's bed. It's just the two of them at home, ever since her father was deported back to West Africa when she was a toddler.

B.'s mood has improved lately, though, thanks to a new set of skills she is learning at school. (We're using only first initials to protect students' privacy.) Cresthaven Elementary School in Silver Spring, Md., is one of growing number of schools offering kids training in how to manage emotions, handle stress and improve interpersonal relationships.

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Perhaps they should offer free Karate classes to bullied kids instead of psycho-therapy.  You know something that helps to toughen them up so they aren't easy targets...

Just a thought.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Kids Are Taking Fewer Antibiotics, More ADHD Meds

Children and adolescents are getting fewer prescription drugs than they did in years past, according to a study that looks at a cross-section of the American population.

"The decrease in antibiotic use is really what's driving this overall decline in prescription medication use that we're seeing in children and adolescents," says Craig Hales, a preventive medicine physician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics and lead author of a study published Tuesday in JAMA.

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