A cure for boisterous children
Sitting therapy is one of the less radical therapies come up with by Roger Dearling, a priest of Nereus with a particular interest in the mental health of children. Mental health treatment has only recently taken off in Serukis, with the first attempts at recognising and curing mental illness happening around fifty years ago. This new field of medicine has focused predominantly on adults. However, five years ago, in 5361 EA, Dearling realised that children may need a different approach following an incident where a young boy was brought to the temple by his worried mother after harming several animals on the family's farm. Dearling set about devising a number of different therapies he believed would work on children, focusing not only on mental illness in children but also on what he calls 'common childhood behavioural difficulties.' Sitting therapy is aimed at children that are 'uncommonly boisterous' or 'prone to violent outbursts'. Dearling claims it can be effective in children from the age of around four to the age of fifteen.