Sorry about the screaming all-caps, but this is an emergency:
January First: Notes from Calalini
Michael Schofield is killing his six-year-old daughter slowly and doesn't even realise it. It is obvious that he himself desperately needs help. He is getting none. And his child is being martyred while he blogs about it.
We tried everything. Positive reinforcement. Negative reinforcement. Hitting her back (I won't tell you how many people told us that all she needed was a good beating). We took all her toys away. We gave her toys away. We tried starving her. We did EVERYTHING we could to try and break her. Nothing worked.
It goes on like that forever. And it gets worse, much worse.
Worst of all, he is being assisted in his efforts by the grotesque US psychiatric profession and praised incessantly in the US media. This brutally sanctimonious claptrap appeared in the LA TImes on June 29th:
Jani's at the mercy of her mind
She is in fact at the mercy of her father and the quacks and the hacks. The diagnosis of "schizophrenia" (sic) is a sick joke.
At his blog and all over the web, comments boxes are filling up with messages of fawning, awe-struck admiration and support - for him, not for his helpless kid.
Urgent request: Does anyone one know anyone in the LA area (or elsewhere) who could intervene effectively to help this child?
She is one of millions, but her current prominence makes her a kind of test-case. She is being put through hell as we speak.