It’s back to school time! Are you worried about your college kid? Concerned that COVID-19 has dampened their positive perspective on life? You are not alone. Several studies have concluded that the COVID-19 pandemic is associated with increased calls to mental health hotlines. Researchers, when comparing data before and after…

Do you wonder if your child is at risk for internet and/or gaming addiction? Internet addition is defined as an impulse control disorder and involves the excessive and problematic use of the internet. For laypersons, it has been compared to pathological gambling addiction. …

Parents of college age students eagerly welcomed them back into our ‘empty nest’ households, home school, remote learning environment on the account of COVID-19. We found ourselves, however, perplexed by the political and economic ideologies adopted by our returning young adults. “What happened? Do I know you? Are we even

Children, teens and young adults, as one can imagine, were grossly impacted by the social and civil unrest of 2019 and 2020. Aren’t these two terms referencing the same conditions, you might ask?

  • Social unrest refers to “a collective dissatisfaction with a particular event, activity or outcome. It tends to…

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Grade inflation in education

Is grade inflation in colleges and universities symptomatic of fraud? Maybe. According to the dictionary, grade inflation represents the “the awarding of higher grades than students deserve either to maintain a school’s academic reputation or as a result of diminished teacher…

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State fraud of education funds

Perhaps the re-organization and right-sizing of the federal education bureaucracy has its benefits. For instance, the Office of State Support under the federal U.S. …

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Drugging Medicaid kids

It is alleged in a Texas lawsuit that AstraZenca fraudulently marketed Seroqeul, a potent anti-psychotic drug, for the unauthorized treatment of kids. As is common practice, many of the patients may have been referred by the child’s school. …

Tonya Mead, PhD, MBA, Ed. Psychology

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