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Articles by JoseLuis Baylon

Max Benson, 13, hyperventilated as his own weight asphyxiated him, suppressed by a physical restraint placed on him by his teacher in Guiding Hands School in El Dorado Hills, California on Nov. 28, 2018.

His fellow classmates told their mothers, who shared their experiences with local reporters, that Max had kicked a wall in anger.  Staff thought it best to leave him physically restrained in a prone position for an hour despite his Individualized Lesson Plan (IEP) and Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP) forbidding that method of recourse.

There was something simple that sadden me when I listened to a song.  It made me miss somebody for the whole week. It led to maladaptive daydreaming, where I could not focus on work or even get sleep.

Uncontrolled, it felt inside like a movie theater projector was left on and somehow rolls of film were constantly being fed in.

This experience is typical for human beings, yet there is not enough public knowledge about how to manage maladaptive thoughts.

It must be understood that negative, reoccurring thoughts will hurt more in the long run. 

On Dec. 26, 2016, approximately 6,000 children somehow coordinated to have a massive fight inside shopping malls across 12 U.S. States. At 15 different malls across the Country, approximately 300 to 500 teenagers, ages 12-17, entered per mall to have a fight on command in the State of Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.

Posted onto social media as the events unfolded nationwide, it became a national headline the following morning.

When I was a kid, playing a superhero on the school playground was a must-do thing. 

After recess was over, it was not easy for me to switch off the hero complex.  So, I took the superhero mentality into the classroom.