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Entries by Maia Szalavitz from 10/2007

Congressional Hearing: Tough Love or Teen Torment: Will the Industry Finally Be Regulated?

| Posted 10.08.2007 | Healthy Living

These programs have done everything short of water-boarding kids with impunity for decades.

Killing in the Name of Tough Love is Legal

| Posted 10.12.2007 | Healthy Living

How did we ever become so callous that we allow kids to be beaten in order to prove that they aren't making excuses to get out of exercising? When did we decide that death is an appropriate sentence for malingering?

How to Regulate a Rogue Industry?

| Posted 10.17.2007 | Healthy Living

It was an incredible experience for me last week to sit in Congressional hearings and listen to two parents I'd featured in my book finally get a chance to tell their stories to people who might make a difference.

Teen Whisperer or Teen Tormentor: As Congress Takes On Troubled Teen Programs, Times Inadvertently Plugs One

| Posted 10.23.2007 | Healthy Living

I think parents considering taking advice from the "Teen Whisperer" might want to know that he has been accused as well of being a "Teen Tormentor" and party to institutionalized child abuse.