Beatings were endemic, also patients being punched, cuffed, kicked, having their heads bashed against a wall, or shoved down a toilet bowl. Survivor Michael Callahan recalls children beaten with a wooden club if their hands were dirty at inspection. Marie Slark had her head dunked in a bucket of cold water for not eating. Danger and injury often came from other patients, either not noticed due to the overcrowding and understaffing, or ignored. Michael C.
I am getting really fed up with my son. He never helps out around the house and never does his homework. Is there anything I can do to make him get his act together? Reckless and persistent self-gratification is a common but rarely discussed crisis for American teens today. Parents need to understand that such indulgence leads the child to become overly infatuated with his or her own body.
Religious fundamentalism suppresses basic human nature, and denying growing adolescents the chance to explore their sexuality is a recipe for disaster. We see this play out in the Catholic Church over and over again, yet fundamentalists refuse to address these systemic problems by looking at the root cause. While one should not play armchair psychologist with '19 Kids and Counting' perpetrator Josh Duggar, it doesn't take much to imagine what could have led to his outbursts of sexual deviancy.
I have a problem. Yesterday, I sent my son to his room because he had misbehaved. I normally knock before opening the door, but this time I just opened it. I was appalled to see him masturbating.