While these articles and videos were not used as references in writing To Inherit A Murderer, they do give interested readers a glimpse into the type of background information I looked into when writing the book. Represented are children who commit murder, the practical considerations of child rearing and child behavior, the difficulties facing non-parents who undertake raising children, as well as the “fun” stuff involving possible paranormal skills and manifestations.
While I don’t personally sanction one school of thought over another or take a particular stand on anything (believer versus skeptic when it comes to the paranormal), what I’ve included, without getting into the nitty gritty of Deborah’s personality type, does give you a glimpse of the ‘why’ behind “Deborah’s” responses to “William” when he comes into her life. As to parenting in general, yes, I do tend toward a perspective that believes that what’s best for most children is:
- a self-confident, authoritative parent
- who establishes themselves to their child as trustworthy
- while maintaining and reinforcing appropriate boundaries.
I do think these attributes, as opposed to those of either “authoritarian” or “permissive” parenting styles, are extremely important for raising a well-adjusted, well-educated, socially responsible child.
ON THIS PAGE
- Child Murderers
- Dream Telepathy
- Psychokinesis (Telekinesis, Pyrokinesis, Electrokinesis, Photokinesis)
- Animals Sense Paranormal Activity
- Various Parenting Styles & Their Results
- Children with Rage and Anger Problems
Children Who Murder
First off, to anyone who thinks that a ten or twelve-year-old isn’t capable of murder, whether coldly calculated or committed while in a state of rage, remember this? Fifth-grader, eleven-year-old Jordon Brown shot his father’s girlfriend in the back of the head at point blank range with his youth model 20 gauge shotgun while she slept, then took his gun back upstairs, put it away, then climbed on the schoolbus with the victim’s seven-year-old daughter. On his way to the bus stop, he dumped the spent cartridge.
Psychokinesis (PK) & Telekinesis & Pyrokinesis
Alleged psychokinetic events have been witnessed by psychologists in the United States and elsewhere in the world by professionals with medical degrees, physicists, electrical engineers, military personnel, police officers, and other professionals and ordinary citizens.
Robert M. Schoch Ph.D., professor at Boston University, has written “I do believe that some psychokinesis is real” referring to the evidence for micro-psychokinesis obtained by the Princeton PEAR laboratory experiments and similar studies and some reports of macro-RSPK observed in poltergeist cases. He reports once seeing a book “jumping off a shelf” while in a room where a female psychokinesis agent was also present.
Best-selling author and medical doctor Michael Crichton described what he termed a “successful experience” with psychokinesis at a “spoon bending party” in his 1988 book Travels.
Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, author Dean Radin has reported that he, like Michael Crichton, was able to bend the bowl of a spoon over with unexplained ease of force with witnesses present at a different informal PK experiment gathering. He described his experience in his 2006 book Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality and online (with photos).
Author Michael Talbot (1953-1992) described a variety of spontaneous psychokinetic events he experienced and were witnessed by family and friends in two of his books, Beyond the Quantum and The Holographic Universe.
Animals and Paranormal Activity
Nensha and Thermography
Nensha, thermograpay, and thoughtography can be explored here:
- The Jule Eisenbud Collection on Ted Serios and Thoughtographic Photography
- Factual Basis Behind The Ring, Ringworld.com
- Mind Power or Hoax? Thoughtography
- Fukurai Institute of Psychology
- Film Criticism: Did AIDS Perform nensha?
VARIOUS PARENTING STYLES & THEIR RESULTS
- Authoritative: The quality of possessing authority; the quality of trustworthiness and reliability; highly accurate or definitive; treated or worthy of treatment as a scholarly authority; having a commanding style; parents are both demanding and responsive; parents monitor behavior, impart clear standards, and are assertive without being intrusive or restrictive.
- Authoritarian: characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty; “an authoritarian regime”; “autocratic government”; “despotic; a parent who acts in a tyrannical manner; parents are highly demanding, directive, and nonresponsive; parents are obedience- and status-oriented, and they create well-ordered, structured environments with clearly stated rules; parents are often highly intrusive, modeling aggressive modes of conflict resolution.
- Permissive: not preventive; granting or inclined or able to grant permission; not strict in discipline; lenient; a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior.
Types of Permissive Parenting from Focus Adolescent Services
General Confused Permissiveness
Most common type of permissive parenting, parents feel out of touch with the adolescent’s world and believe the best thing they can do is befriend their teen. Parents generally try to give the teen whatever he or she asks for.
Adopted by parents who grew up in poverty or who feel that their own parents were too strict. Tend to give their teen the material goods and behavioral freedom they were denited. Attempt to be an ally of their teen.
Parents give the adolescent his/her desires with conditions of expected behavior attached. Parents see teens as mini-adults.
Practiced by parents who are too busy with their own lives or self-absorbed to participate or pay attention to their teen’s life. Reward teens with freedom and good in exchange for the teen being self-sufficient.
Authoritative, Permissive, and Autoritarian Parenting Styles and Their Results Compared
Authoritative Parenting, Psychosocial Maturity and Academic Success among Adolescents (This article is only available by purchase, but you can view the first page by clicking the link.)
The Relation of Parenting Style to Adolescent School Performance (This article is only available by purchase, but you can view the first page by clicking the link.)
Articles in a nutshell: Authoritative parenting produces the best results in performance and attitude, producing confident and well-adjusted children. Both authoritarian and permissive parenting produce less than satisfactory results in performance, attitude, and social maturity.
Beyond Parental Control and Authoritarian Parenting Style: Understanding Chinese Parenting… (This article is only available by purchase, but you can view the first page by clicking the link.)
Permissive Parenting Is An Attempt To Be A Friend And Not A Parent, To Indulge A Child’s Every Wish And To Avoid Conflict At All Costs, All Of Which Does Not Work Well To Raise Healthy Children
ESTABLISHING BOUNDARIES FOR CHILDREN
The Importance of Setting Boundaries for Kids
Stop “Enabling” Your Kids
Some Causes of Rage and Anger Management Problems in Children
FROM THE WEBSITE: HELP-YOUR-CHILD-WITH-ANGER.COM
Symptoms of ODD in Adolescence include
a)frequent temper tantrums
b)arguments with adults
c)refusal to listen to adults or persons in authority
d)vindictiveness and active seeking or revenge
f)deliberate acts of provocation
g)negative and hostile attitude towards others, with or without provocation
h)blaming others for his or her own behavior.
What are the Causes of Conduct Disorder?
a) early maternal rejection
b) early institutionalization
c) child abuse
d) violence in the home
e) mental illness in parent/parents
f) marital discord in parents and domestic violence
g) economic problems in the home
h) brain damage
i) post traumatic stress disorder