DO NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES MAKE KIDS MORE LIKELY TO COMMIT
DO NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES MAKE KIDS MORE LIKELY TO COMMIT SUICIDE?
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Wireless Flash) -- Here's a story with deadly implications: A near-death researcher claims as many as 21 percent of children who have near death experiences later attempt suicide. That's according to P.M.H. Atwater, author of the new book, "Children Of The New Millennium" (Three Rivers Press), who says kids who have near death experiences often come back believing heaven is better than Earth -- which is why they attempt suicide. By comparison, most adults who have near death experiences claim the incidents only help them focus on what's good in life and teach them not to fear death. But there are some benefits for children who cheat death: Atwater says they often come back from the experience with higher IQs, enhanced psychic ability and the ability to learn foreign languages quickly. She even claims to know two Argentine infants who were able to draw the structure of the universe in crayons after having near death experiences.