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geneic

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  • [2] May 30, 2014 at 10:22pm

    They can choice to express themselves by what they like to wear, toys they enjoy playing with, they may be more similar to a different gender than their own, but to say she understands transgender as her parents make it sound in her speech, highly unlikely. I do believe children can show signs of homosexuality at early age. But to say she is transgender is a completely different thing. I’d like to here from the therapist who seen her. I am a therapist and with a child that age, I can’t imagine stating she is transgender. Be interesting to see how she identifies herself in 5-10 years.

  • [4] May 30, 2014 at 10:04pm

    I don’t have a problem with any of this form of expression. If they truly are allowing to heir child to express how she views herself. However, I do have concerns over the statements she has made, if in fact she made them about her family dying. Plus, having her read the statement at the Harvey Milk foundation. I don’t speak that eloquently at 33, much less a 6 year old writing and reading that statement and understanding what she read. Also, by making a big deal about her transformation could be influential because it positively reinforces her to remain being a he. She may know at this age that she likes boy things, but to completely understand the transgender term and meaning, I don’t think so. Most adults don’t understand homosexuality, transgender, polysexual, etc. Probably best to allow her the freedom to express herself, but not reinforce it so is she decides later she is a girl she will not feel like she is letting down the LGBT community and her parents. It could be like reverse coming out.

  • [2] May 20, 2014 at 10:58pm

    Back then were there as many programs for people to apply for? Today a person can receive quiet a bit of money when you factor in health insurance, free prescriptions or low fee, WIC, child care-which still does exist somewhere I read it didn’t, housing, TEA-cash benefits on food stamp cards, programs for vehicles, cell phones, and whatever other programs there are out there. I am a former recipient of food stamps and housing benefits. I am also proof of someone using those benefits to move up. Student grants I used, too. I used these benefits to attend college and spend time raising my child, since his father was absent after our divorce. No child support from him, either. Now, I am a licensed mental health therapist with my masters degree and employed. I don’t think many people complain about others in my situation who use those benefits to make their situation better and then get off of those benefits. My parents have told me stories about after they married in the 70′s and being poor and not being able to get any help. Times have made it much easier to receive than in the past-I think. People have changed, as well. My dad works from daylight to dark and is in his 60′s. He does is in part for money and in part for something to do. How many people in their 30′s or below do the same? I’m 33 and lazy as hell compared to my dad who is twice my age. Different generations, different work ethics, and different values.

  • March 26, 2014 at 12:13am

    ed. They should be able to get a second opinion if thats what they want to do. I am just saying if you make DCFS mad at you, sometimes crap like this happens. Its not fair, but your pretty much SOL! I’d be just like this family. Its just sad, because their mental health needs are only being increased by this.

  • March 26, 2014 at 12:05am

    I am a mental health therapist in an outpatient setting and thankfully have only had to deal with a few cases in which parents are referred to our office by DCFS. In my experience, it is common for parents to undergo a psych eval by a psychiatrist to determine if any mental health issues are present. In this case, I would assume they could be diagnosed with an anxiety and depression disorder and possible PTSD from the trauma of this case. One thing I have learned is that if you make the worker mad, they can make your life miserable. They can do whatever they want to an extent, but mouthing off can be described as “a hostile environment” which can be deemed as emotional abuse or fit to how you would like it to. I am all for DCFS going after families that need their help. When any abuse is present, but in this case it appears the parents have their daughters best interest in mind. Being diagnosed with an illness by a physician and following his treatment plan, is what they should do as a parent. This case is very similar to the situation in California last year with the couple who left the one hospital for a second opinion, only to have their child taken away from them. They were eventually awarded custody back, but its a traumatic experience for everyone involved in the family. Sounds to me this current family is wanting or were wanting to have a second opinion of the physician at the hospital, since it was a new diagnosis and especially because their daughters health declin

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  • March 24, 2014 at 10:25pm

    I do have to say, I really like our principle. She did state she would not use common core curriculum if the material or books were not appropriate. But again it seems like the goal in general is to not have the parents involved and let the education system do what they feel is best for our kids.

  • March 24, 2014 at 10:23pm

    Just my two cents. The other day on Facebook, our elementary school principle posted a comment praising how good she feels the Common Core curriculum will be for all or most children, yada yada. So, many people posted support and concerns. The thing she stated that really caught my attention about the possibility of parents not understanding how to help their children with their homework was that hopefully the children will learn how to do it in the classroom and not need their parents to help. That they will be independent and not to rely on help from parents anymore. Sounds like a great thing to teach children independence and if they get it in school, it would be less work for parents. My problems with that is 1.) I enjoy doing homework with my child. 2.) How are parents suppose to understand what their children are really doing in school and what they are learning.

    Seems like an good way to market parents being shoved out of the way and the education system taking on a greater roll in our childrens education. Less likely to have parents to stand up to correct them.

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  • [1] January 3, 2014 at 10:07pm

    I work as a licensed mental health therapist in Missouri. At our facility, we have to have all of our documents, notes, etc. online through a certain program. Documents include any medical info, state issued id’s, ss#, addresses, emergency contact person, diagnosis, treatment plans, notes from sessions, psych evals, and any medications prescribed. With the NSA crap, it is scary to think all they have to do is tap into the system and read all about a person just from their medical records. Kinda scary.

  • December 20, 2013 at 8:01pm

    Mine is FOLKS! And yes I used capital letters on purpose bc the capital letter police reply to inform of how to use lower case letters.

  • December 6, 2013 at 6:36pm

    My aunt and I had a conversation right after Obamacare launched, she in support and me not. I was talking about how badly the rollout was and no one could go online to sign up. She applied over the phone and was excited because she thought it was going to be a good deal, self employed so hopeful to get cheaper insurance. She got a call just yesterday to go over the plans etc. She was not too excited after finding out the cheapest plan for her and her husband, no health problems, in early 50′s would be over $700/month. Just like everyone else is finding out, it is not cheap nor is it affordable. Sorry but where we live that is a really nice house payment. Who can afford that a month and then when you go to the dr pay co pays or deductibles on top of the $700. I can go to the dr with no insurance and pay cash for all meds and visit for way less than that. Heard today the fine/tax for no insurance will be $700 or more after next year, still better to pay that one time tax than $8400 year.

  • September 8, 2013 at 9:34am

    He is the only rapper that I do like, but I don’t listen to him very often. Sometimes, these artists are not understood for what they do. Like Marilyn Manson, he is very intelligent and not the anti-christ like many believe. He originally set out to make people think about what they truly believe vs what they have be told to believe. To educate themselves and be an individual, not the norm. He has some really interesting interviews after Columbine. He did one with Bill O’Reilly and Mr. O began the interview by being disgusted by him, but while talking to him they agreed on almost everything.

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  • September 3, 2013 at 12:11pm

    Why does Obama want to wait til Congress comes back when he can call them back now? Maybe, because if they start having hearing on Sept. 9 and by the time they vote, etc. it will be Sept. 11 or after and Benghazi is not mentioned. Makes you wonder what the heck really happened over there last year.

  • August 29, 2013 at 10:30am

    http://www.kait8.com/story/23277615/murder-fugitive-seen-in-jonesboro-now-in-custody

    He’s in custody now.

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  • [1] August 20, 2013 at 10:10am

    A little common courtesy would be for the ticked off mother to not send her kids outside if they are scared. A big courtesy would be for the ticked off mother become educated on autism and explain it to her children so they would not be afraid anymore. Another courtesy would be for the ticked off mother to get to know the family and child, so she and her family could understand what the family is going through vs only thinking about her “normal family’s” problem of having to hear the boy for the time he spends outside. Another courtesy would for the ticked off mother to take her children to the park while he is outside. The autistic boy she not be kept away from others, he needs to be integrated with his peers. I hope that the family continues taking him outside as often as he wants to be out there. We aren’t living in the same era where anyone with a mental disability is locked up and kept away from the world. I hope that this ridiculous letter that has brought the other neighbors about to defend the family, brings about continued support for the family for the years to come. From my experience dealing with autistic families, is the family needs a ton of support. It is extremely difficult in the cases when the child is on the more severe side.

  • August 20, 2013 at 9:55am

    This ticked off mother went way over the line with this letter. Autism is not a disorder that can be determined while still in the womb. Telling someone they should kill their baby by abortion for having a mental disorder is one thing and still atrocious, but to tell a parent they should murder their child based solely on a mental disorder is beyond atrocious. Autism, especially the extreme cases, is tough to deal with on its own. She doesn’t need a mother of “normal children” giving her any opinions, just help, kindness, and sympathy for all the trials and tribulations they will experience throughout this poor family’s life. I don’t know what kind of criminal charges a letter would bring about, unless it is a hate crime, but I do hope the family finds out who the vile mother is. So much for good neighbors. She said it scares her children, but if she would sit them down and explain to them what is going on with the boy and assure them that they should not fear him, they wouldn’t be scared. Shows her bias fully with that statement along with every other sentence in the letter.

  • July 16, 2013 at 5:46pm

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! This truly sickens me to my freaking core! Breath, just Breath! When George is brought up on some far reaching charges or is murdered, I hope these lunatic people are happy and you know they will be. I do not understand how in the world the DOJ can get away with this. Come on! They have absolutely no evidence of George being racist, but if he isn’t after his lynching, he is a better man than anyone I know. The only ounce of racism in this entire case came from Trayvon. End of story! If they are wanting to convict someone of a hate crime, they need to charge Trayvon. They are not helping anything with this bs and they sure as heck aren’t doing anything good in Trayvons name. All they are doing is pitting whites against black and using this poor kids name to do it. They should be ASHAMED of this crap. I was absolutely sickened when Casey Anthony got off for murdering her baby, who was a real child. But, I had to deal with it and move on. I don’t recall Obama or Holder coming out with a freakin tip line for me to call in for some made up evidence against her. Do they seriously think any tip they receive will be true? If there was anything in this mans past that would show racism, do they not think it would have came out by now. Do they distrust the work of their own FBI investigators who found nothing? I hope Georges lawyers, O’Mara and West, take down this administration for inciting violence, racism, slander, and violation of GZs CIVIL RIGHTS!!!!!

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  • July 5, 2013 at 11:15am

    I know your voice can change when in distress, but from hearing Zimmermans voice which is soft and kinda high for a man, I would be inclined to think it is his voice. The have never shown anything with Martins voice on it, which in my mind he would have a deeper voice. My opinion only based on most black males I have known vs Hispanic people I have known. I don’t understand why this case has had so much hear say testimony. If you think about it, the whole prosecution case has been hear say. The gf hearsay about what she over heard on the phone, George’s bff hearsay about what he was told by Zimmerman, the only non-hearsay testimony has been by the cops, medical examiners, etc. I just don’t understand it, normally hearsay is not allowed but here the judge always any type of hearsay to be said.

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  • July 3, 2013 at 6:49pm

    I reported them, too! Same response, they are not threatening violence. I about crapped my pants when I read that response. How in the world is Kill Zimmerman not threatening violence? I don’t get it. Completely dumbfounded!

  • July 3, 2013 at 6:43pm

    To me there is a HUGE difference in some emotionally disturbed person shooting up anyone in any place vs a person who online is called crazy and follows up with a sarcastic response that is blatantly obvious to anyone with any sense at all. I would have LOL’d with him if I had read that. He made a completely sane comparison of insane/crazy to someone shooting up a school. Simple as that.

  • July 3, 2013 at 12:46pm

    Several committee members have been saying this for weeks that they could provide her with immunity, in order to ensure she would have to testify. If she has immunity, she has no legal reason to not testify. I find it telling that the committee didn’t offer it to her, but she has her lawyer come out and offer it on her behalf. Smells fishy! Another comment from article that I’d like to know more about is the statement that, “If, however, Ms. Lerner’s attorney is interested in discussing limited immunity, the committee will listen.” I have a feeling Ms. Lerner is only interested in FULL immunity, not LIMITED immunity. I would feel better about limited immunity, because they could set limitations to her being provided immunity.