Article from April 22, article about a 15 year old girl who is the author of a best selling book The Prophecy of the Stones.
As a former high school Special Ed Teacher, I was a substitute teacher at that point in my teaching experience, 1986-1991, I am often drawn to articles about teenagers in many realms of experience, from the gifted and talented who display great genius in math and science, the creative arts, dancers, performers and authors, to the flip side, the troubled teens usually with emotional problems and chemical imbalances.
The latter group usually come from dysfunctional backgrounds and carry genetics that would create the challenges they would face as they grew up, the obstacles they would have to overcome, as we all have our 'game plan', the akashic record of why we came into the physical and how we attempt overcome them by healing.
As a species, humanity is becoming enlightened, figuring out our challenges and trying to get past them. It is not easy... especially if you are a troubled teenagers who feels unloved and misunderstood by the adults in your life, or if you are an adult living with a young teenager.
Today I found this article, Violence Among Girls Increasing in U.S. AP, April 27, 2004
Authorities say it is symptomatic of a disturbing trend around the country: Girls are turning to violence more often and with terrifying intensity.
"We're seeing girls doing things now that we used to put off on boys," former Baltimore school Police Chief Jansen Robinson said. "This is vicious, `I-want-to-hurt-you' fighting. It's a nationwide phenomenon and it's catching us all off guard."
Police and prosecutors said Nicole's beating Feb. 28 began when a boy at the party, acting on a dare, kissed the girl on the cheek. The other children exploded with "eeeewws" and laughter, according to the police report.
The 36-year-old mother of the birthday girl apparently was offended, because the boy was supposed to be her daughter's boyfriend. So the mother allegedly urged her daughter to "handle your business," an order police said meant the girl was supposed to defend the family's honor.
Nicole was scratched, pummeled, kicked and stomped by as many as six women and girls, police said. She was in a coma for nearly three weeks and is still hospitalized. Her family said she may have permanent brain damage.
Charged in the assault were the birthday girl, 13; her mother; her 19-year-old sister; and three other girls, ages 13, 14 and 15. Police also charged a 24-year-old woman who lived with Nicole with child abuse and neglect for leaving the girl at the party.
"We're just stunned and disgusted and we still can't understand how such a thing could have happened," said the family's pastor, the Rev. Durrell Williams of the Full Gospel Deliverance Church. Williams described Nicole as a timid girl, "not one of your fighters."
Around the country, school police and teachers are seeing a growing tendency for girls to settle disputes with their fists. They are finding themselves breaking up playground fights in which girls are going at each other toe-to-toe, like boys.
Nationally, violence among teenage boys „ as measured by arrest statistics and surveys „ outstrips violence among teenage girls 4 to 1, according to the Justice Department (news, web sites). But a generation ago, it was 10 to 1. Schools report a similar pattern in the number of girls suspended or expelled for fighting.
Experts say the trend simply reflects society „ girls are more violent because society in general is more violent and less civil. Some say that the same breakdowns in family, church, community and school that have long been blamed for violence among boys are finally catching up to girls.
And some believe the violence is also fueled by the emergence of movies and video games such as "Tomb Raider" in which women wreak violence with the gusto of male action heroes.
The assault on Nicole illustrates how some parents are almost as immature as their children, said Rosetta Stith, principal of a Baltimore public school for teen mothers.
"You keep hearing that phrase, `Handle your business,' `Handle your business,'" Stith said. "Now I ask you „ What business could a 13-year-old possibly have? But for a lot of girls, it's all about respect, defending your turf, fighting for your man."
Last May, girls were videotaped beating and kicking other girls during a hazing at well-to-do Glenbrook High School in suburban Chicago. And fighting among girl gangs in cities such as Los Angeles and Chicago has educators and community workers scrambling for solutions.
"It's a high-priority topic that resonates with any school, any principal today," said Bill Bond, who heads a project on school safety for the National Association of Secondary School Principals. "I've been to 17 association meetings this year and the topic has been addressed at every meeting."
Lauren Abramson, director of the Community Conferencing Center, a Baltimore agency that resolves disputes through mediation, said one difference between boys and girls is that gossip is more likely to be at the bottom of a dispute between girls.
"Gossip as a source of violence is understudied and little understood," Abramson said. "But time and again, when we bring the parties together, get them to talk and dig into what started it all, it invariably comes back to something somebody heard somebody else said."
Phil Leaf, director of the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, said society should not have been caught by surprise by the surge in girl violence.
"In retrospect, we can see girls falling prey to the same influences as boys," Leaf said. "A decade or so ago, we were worried about the lack of male role models in the home. Today, there is a dearth of effective female role models as the mothers who used to be there are forced back into the job market or get rendered ineffective through abuse of drugs and alcohol."
Leaf said the situation in Baltimore and other cities reminds him of the William Golding novel "Lord of the Flies": "We're seeing the effects of children growing up in a world without adults."
This article took me back to my teaching days...
Puberty will bring out the worst in troubled teens in that age group. The girls can be far more vicious than the boys. When they fight, they bit, kick, scratch with those long nails and are not afraid to use weapons.
One of my former students, a 15 year old black girl from a Brooklyn Ghetto, killed another girl over a boy who had dumped her for the second girl, all 15 year olds. My client is serving a 15 year-sentence in upstate NY and should soon be released. The case made the headlines back in the late 1980's.
A teenager who acts out like this, has a soul that is crying out in pain, "Help me!" These anger issues are often suppressed and carry into adulthood, where they will one day manifest as rage unless addressed.
It's about acquired patterning, Attitude, bad attitude, - lower frequency attitude that comes at you in waves, 'street attitude', that shouts, "Don't hurt me! Don't f, - k with me. I have had enough pain!"
My friends who remained in the school system after I retired, reported weapons brought to school by teens, more fighting and truancy, especially at this time of the school year, and more chaos than ever before. It seems to get worse each year. It is all wanting to have personal power and control over one's life. For many young teenage girls its about having a baby as a means of feeling unconditional love with someone.
None of this makes sense to you? I view it as a group of souls having an experience of lower frequency emotions. As a teacher, if there was physical violence in my classroom, I used the phone in the classroom to summon security. Women teacher should never intervene with teenage violence. You can only get hurt. Think about the impact this much violence has on the soul, and how long it will take to heal the emotional wound.
What it all comes down to, is going back to the beginning and trying to figure out issues and what went wrong from the beginning.
I worked with a healer from India recently, Gulrukh, who told me that her healing sessions always start from the moment of birth. One must go back to the beginning, for some people it means 'in the womb', and moving forward through ones life. This brings greater understanding and a release of issues you may never have known you had locked up inside you that need to be cleared.
This should be done with body work that releases blockages and creates balance. Deep meditation & relaxation and hypnotherapy are part of this work, you step out and become the observer, which is what you are meant to do to find the truth.
I have thought about working with clients in a series of one-hour sessions from your childhood on, to achieve this goal. If you are interested please click on my file Psychic Readings
The human soul creates lessons, it becomes fractured, the instant it enters the physical body, when the soul takes its first breath. From there it is all about experience, healing, and remembrance. Some of us have any easy journey, but most of us do not.
The teen years are just another time of challenge, the bridge between childhood innocence and adulthood, ending with crossing over and becoming enlightened once again.
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