The Doctors: Shocking DUI Video
As part of their “Shock Files” segment, The Doctors first shared that a 31-year-old woman was recently arrested after a late night traffic stop in Waco, Texas, and police found that she and a co-conspirator were stashing 32.6 grams of methamphetamine. The woman also placed a fully loaded handgun in her private parts. Using body cavities to smuggle drugs is nothing new to The Doctors, but using them to hide a loaded handgun is a whole new concept.
The Doctors then shared a viral video of a woman exiting her moving vehicle and then watching as it continued down the road and crashed into oncoming traffic. Psychotherapist Dr Jenn Mann joined the show and explained that officers said the woman was so incoherent that she couldn’t even give a statement. Apparently the woman was likely usings drugs and it just serves as another reminder to not get behind the wheel when you’re under the influence.
The Doctors: Could Your Child Be A Psychopath?
The Doctors then moved on to talk about whether your young child could be a psychopath in the making. Sounds terrifying right? A brand new study out of Australia said psychopathic traits can be found in children as young as 3-years-old. They looked at more than 200 3- to 6-year-olds and found that 10% of them showed psychopathic traits like lacking remorse and empathy for others. They measured changing static facial expressions.
Dr Mann explained that the inability to have empathy by reading facial cues, could be a sign that our children are being exposed to the wrong things by watching too much media. By watching movies and television, kids can witness hundreds of thousands of murders by the time they graduate elementary school, which can dull their senses. Dr Mann said we’re dulling our kids ability to have empathy, with media. The study shows that kids used to respond to cues more than they are now. She said it’s important to teach empathy, especially at a young age, and teach them about important human relationships.
How are you controlling your child’s exposure to media? Do you take any specific steps to teach your kids empathy?