I felt so compelled to respond to your comments on the current "trend" or "fad" of diagnosing "out of control kids" with Bipolar Disorder. You said (I am paraphrasing) it is far better for a kid who is acting out to go into FAMILY therapy than get on medication or individual counseling. I could not agree more.
My wife and I have been listening to your show for a couple of years now. Our 11 year old son gets to listen in on the tail end of your show as he gets picked up after school and often gets a head of what your take is going to be on the subject. More >>
If it seems to you that bullying is getting worse, you're right. It seems to be happening at earlier ages, with more frequency, and now we've got "cyberbullying" so the entire universe can get in on humiliating someone. This is not just about kids - "poop" rolls downhill and kids are the last stop.
A good two-thirds of our population is fat or obese and that also goes for our kids.. Fat and obese. And there is more and more evidence coming out as to why. Poor eating habits, poor activity habits, and not genetics are the underlying causes for adolescent obesity according to a new study in the American Heart Journal.