Author: Liz Sydney

10 Tips on Raising a Child Who Acts Out Violently

Raising a child who acts out violently is many things simultaneously: stressful, sad, exhausting, terrifying, embarrassing and hopeless. But, unless the child is sociopathic or somehow beyond repair, a parent’s or caregiver’s love and effort can heal the child and create a stable home life. 1. NEVER respond with violence. Never. Most children who act out violently do it because they are behind developmentally, not because they are bad. Responding with violence will inflame the situation, injure relationships, and confuse and devastate the child further. Show this child constant and unconditional love while keeping clear boundaries and discipline. I...

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How Corporations Drug Children and Call it Science

If I ever had any doubts about the heavy hand of profit-making pharmaceutical corporations in science research, this Science Daily abstract relieved me of those doubts: “Drug Therapies, Parent Training Help Children With ADHD, Severe Aggression” Date: September 3, 2014 Source: Stony Brook University Summary: “Prescribing both a stimulant and an antipsychotic drug to children with physical aggression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), along with teaching parents to use behavior management techniques, reduces aggressive and serious behavioral problems in children, according to a study.” Simply put, violent kids were tranquilized and subdued using not just one, but two poorly understood,...

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Violent Children: The Baby Gates of Hell

What was going on with our son? How long was this a problem before we realized it, saw it, began to acknowledge it? So many things can take a wrong turn with a child’s health and development that it’s a miracle when everything goes ‘right’. With a violent child, it can take months in the real-time world of a real-time family before a parent realizes something is awry. Why? Because the line between normal-wild-toddler and domesticated-toddler is not straight and delineated. So the problem must become apparent. Then, once apparent you need to avoid sliding into a state of...

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