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Elisabeth Wilkins

Elisabeth Wilkins was the editor of Empowering Parents and the mother of an 10-year-old son. Her work has appeared in national and international publications, including Mothering, Motherhood (Singapore), Hausfrau, The Bad Mother Chronicles, and The Japan Times. Elisabeth holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine.

Bullying or Criminal Assault? 12-year-old Bailey O’Neill Dies After Being Taken Off Life Support

Bullying victim Bailey O'Neill died Sunday, from injuries sustained while being beaten on a school playground in suburban Philadelphia. He suffered a broken nose and a concussion that caused subsequent seizures, which forced doctors to put him into a medically-induced coma in January. Yesterday Bailey was taken off life support. On Saturday, Bailey turned 12. I cannot imagine the... Read more »

Youngest Kids in Class Prescribed More ADHD Meds

The youngest kids in the classroom are more likely to score lower on standardized tests -- and 50 percent more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, a new study in Iceland has found.  The students whose birthday was near the cut-off for entrance to school were also a whopping 50 % more likely to be given medication for... Read more »