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Ask The Doc | Neighbour needs to be educated on child trafficking

Published:Tuesday | September 6, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q My neighbour thinks that child trafficking is unrealistic in Jamaica. Can you visit our community and give a talk about it?

A I would be happy to share any information I can, but if you contact the Ministry of Justice (906-4923) and ask for the human trafficking unit, I am sure they will be delighted to attend one of your community meetings and speak on the topic.

Q The school my children attend have decided to be strict with the food at the school, e.g., no snacks, only fruit and nuts and natural juices. I did not know about this in advance and this is more expensive. what do I do?

A You can pack your children's lunch and snacks as, this is what you can afford. The healthy alternative is a better one.

Q Is there a standard cost for extra lessons? My sons, at 10 and 14, took home forms with costs raging from $100 an hour to $500 an hour. This is ridiculous. How do I approach this?

A Private lesson costs are the sole prerogative of the person who provides the service. You can shop around for a rate that will match your pocket.

- Orlean Brown-Earle, PhD, is a child psychologist and family therapist. Dr Brown-Earle works with children with learning andbehavioural problems throughout the island and in the Caribbean. Email questions to or send to 'Ask the Doc', c/o The Gleaner Company, 7 North Street, Kingston. Responses to concerns are to be considered as general, as cases shared with psychologists privately would be queried more deeply. Pray always!