She is not as photogenic as Tucker, she has rarely spoken to the media, she is far from a cause celebre. A former nurse, manicurist and cocktail waitress, she was first convicted of attempted murder in 1983 after her fiance, John Gentry, survived a car bomb in the Florida city of Pensacola.He told police she had earlier given him pills, saying they were vitamins, but which turned out to be poisonous.Typically, once a child has been evaluated and diagnosed, that label will define and follow them for years to come.

We have labels on our clothes, our cheeseburgers, our meat and produce, and the list goes on.

We like the convenience of neatly packaged words so we can sum up the person, place or thing and know what to expect.

However, especially with children, even harmless labels can play a lasting role in self-esteem, behavior and long-term personality.

Children develop and define their sense of self by processing what others tell them about who they are, what they are good at, how they behave and so on.

If you notice one child pursues musical interests, he becomes “the musician”.

Another loves sports, and she becomes “the athlete”. None of those labels has negative connotations, but can pigeon-hole children into pre-defined boxes. Unfortunately, there is already an “athlete” in the family, which creates a fight or flight response.Investigators found she had taken out a 0,000 (pounds 300,000) life insurance policy on Mr Gentry.That led police to look back into what had previously been considered the accidental deaths of her husband, US Air Force Sergeant James Goodyear, in 1971, and her 19-year-old handicapped son Michael, in 1980. After the Gentry case, an autopsy on Sgt Goodyear's exhumed body revealed that he had been poisoned with arsenic.Imagine the implication then, for children, when we ‘reflect’ on who they are.Every time a teacher says he or she is a “good student” or a coach says “average player”, that helps define they way the child views him or herself.AT 7.01am tomorrow, barring a last-minute reprieve, a 54-year- old Florida grandmother, Judy Buenoano, will be strapped to a three-legged electric chair known as "Old Sparky", so nicknamed because its victims' heads have been known to catch fire.