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Unruly Children? Just Pass the Bottle

If you have ever a href=”http://drhelen.blogspot.com/2007/01/delusion-of-perfect-mother.html”questioned/a the need to continue breast feeding a child to three or four years of age or older, then you will be “thrilled” to know that one primary school in the UK has decided that behaviorally challenged kids a href=”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=439721in_page_id=1770″now need to be bottle fed up /ato the age of 11 (Hat Tip: Mecurior):br /br /blockquotePupils up to the age of 11 are being bottle-fed and mothered in school as part of a radical new move to address poor discipline. br /br /A state primary school has become the first in the country to take part in the approach, which was developed in the US to give problem children the love and attention they may have missed out on at a younger age. br /br /Instead of being given a sharp telling off or a few minutes on the naughty chair, they have one on one sessions with a trained school therapist. br /br /The children – aged between six and 11 – are bottle-fed like young babies, nursed and encouraged to play games promoting patience and teamwork. br /br /Parents who feel they no longer have control over their child can sign up to the Theraplay programme, which lasts up to three years and emphasises the importance of a strong and loving bond with a mother figure. /blockquotebr /br /Apparently, the therapists who tout this “treatment” are convinced that children who are poorly behaved need to improve their self worth, but self worth or self-esteem is not tied to how well adjusted children turn out later in life and in fact, often high self-esteem is correlated to narcissism and later violence. I just hope the UK isn’t raising the next generation of bottle drinking thugs. But I guess as long as a group of therapists can feel good about themselves and their ability to provide first rate nanny services at the schools, that’s all that matters.a href=”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=439721in_page_id=1770″/a