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"Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one

else has thought."


- Albert Szent-Györgyi, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1937

I did.

As a teacher I wondered why kids who were such vibrant and interesting little
people in grade school a few short years later had so many personal problems, many
of which turned into academic, health, psychological and legal problems.

As parent of a teenaged daughter I wondered why my child felt she needed to dress
somewhat like a hooker when she reached her mid-teens in order to attract boys.

I wondered why so many adults turned to alcohol, recreational drugs, prescription


drugs and many forms of addiction which inevitably ruined their lives and usually
the lives of those they loved and who loved them.

I wondered why small crime increased so much that variety stores had to put bars
on their windows and gas stations kept their attendants behind bulletproof glass
overnight.

I wondered why the courts put so many more people in prison than ever before, but
people were more afraid than ever to walk the streets at night, take a subway or
bus at night, even to let their children play outside after school.

More police, psychologists, therapists, doctors, prisons and psychiatric


facilities obviously wasn't working. A neoconservative broadcaster informed her
audience that these social problems were simply the consequence of overwhelming
success of western society in the modern world.

Nothing about human behaviour is inevitable. I knew she was preaching crap. Almost
everything we do is a result of a series of lessons and circumstances that led us
to make the decisions we do. People can be taught to behave differently, as
happened when laws regarding seat belt usage for car passengers and drivers was
effected.

After a great deal of study of people (we sociologists love to do that), I found
the answers. Parents were no only too busy to teach their children the life
lessons that parents of the distant past had taught, but many of today's parents
had little idea what responsibilities a parent has or how to carry them out.

Parenting, the most important job in any society, was the only one where amateurs
were not just admitted, but were encouraged by keeping young adults ignorant of
the information they needed to know before they could use it.

We are afraid to teach our children about crime for fear that they will become
criminals. Then we cry when they become victims of personal crimes. We are afraid
to teach them about sex for fear that they will become sexually active as a result
of having information. We are afraid to teach our children about drugs for fear
that they will become users. Studies have proven all of these beliefs to be wrong.

We don't have time to teach our children what we have learned about being
responsible adults, so we leave it to television, movies and video games to teach
our children on our behalf.

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We don't permit teachers to involve themselves with such matters because we


believe they are the responsibility of parents, not schools. But too many parents
are not teaching kids what they need to know.

Some parents leave teaching important life lessons to their kids until the kids
are old enough to already have formed some twisted and harmful attitudes toward
life and have found themselves in trouble. For example, young children should know
about illegal drugs because many of them will be offered drugs while they are
still in the early years of grade school.

Despite this total disconnect of young people from the information they need and
of parents from the knowledge about development streams of children, we continue
to believe that both parents and children are better off being kept ignorant.

If we don't believe that, then that is nevertheless the consequence of what we do


believe and the way we function as a society.

Ignorance never improved anything. One way or another, we have been misled about
the importance of parenthood and how and what children must be taught. So I
compiled a huge amount of information and wrote a book designed to inform every
parent, no matter whether they are good readers or not. It's an easy read, loaded
with valuable information and tips and parenting and about how children develop
and what they need to learn.

Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems not only
discusses the problems of modern families and communities, but presents a plan to
implement change that will form the basis for a reformation of society into one of
real knowledge about parenting and child development. It's an easy to understand
plan and will be quite straightforward to implement.

Best of all, implementation of the plan is cheap. Any initial investment spent by
governments will be recouped within five years as a result of lower costs to
service social problems.

Now we need you to read the book and tell others about it. Anyone and everyone
with access to a computer can find out a huge amount of information by going to my
web site at http://billallin.com

I can only do a limited amount without your help. To assist, all you need to do is
to read the book and tell others about it. Give your book to them. Or borrow it
from your local library.

Solutions are no good unless people know about them. I did my part. Now it's your
turn.

I'm here to help.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,'
striving to get the word to as many people as possible before it's too late.
Learn more at http://billallin.com