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Old 12-24-2011, 04:47 AM
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I don't believe anything I read in the papers..... So, that's my opinion.
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:41 AM
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I think if I were making a choice as to what to do with the child, I would first try to put myself in his shoes. I couldn't entirely, of course. But I'd ask myself how would anyone (adult, a child without this disability, an animal....any living thing) feel trapped, alone and unable to get out of something like that, confused as to why he/she is in there, why no one is holding or comforting, frightened because of the confusion. And I'd have to come to the conclusion that it isn't a positive or helpful remedy, but instead creating all kinds of chaos in the subject's mind.

Surely, there's a more productive way to steady a child like this, to reduce the stress and frustration. I think this sounds like a solution to get the disruptive child out of the way while he figures out on his own how to calm down (or more likely, go into a state of learned helplessness) as he realizes he can't get out of the bag.
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