Haven’t we found enough ways to give kids excuses to give up and blame something else for their problems? Buck up parents, turn off the TV, be good examples, and quit looking for pills to give your kids so you’re satisfied that you’ve done all you can do to help your poor babies. Think of them as poor sick babies and that's all they’ll be their whole lives!
My experience has been that meds are predominantly given to boys who don’t behave the way teachers and parents want them to. Who dominates the classroom and the parenting? Women. Draw your own conclusions.
ABSOLUTELY disgusting. Giving a 6 year old drugs?? Let’s get real, here. You may as well be sending them out to a street corner to ask for meth! Do you really think, that because a doctor prescribed it, it’s safer? Huge misconception! You’re in for a rude awakening and so are your children. I feel VERY sorry for them.
You’d rather have your kids be perfect little overachieving robots than being... kids?
Most are mentally messed up by parents, family, and home situations that don’t take them into consideration or care. Drugs very often are the shortcut to parenting.
SPEND TIME WITH YOUR KIDS PEOPLE.
Ouch! That kinda hurts. I wish I could show the world what we’ve been living through. If they were there when my son wanted to kill himself at only 7 years old or saw the bruises he created on others during a rage, would they think differently? If they saw that we’re dedicated parents and that for the past 2 years we’ve been trying everything possible before turning to medication, would they still judge us so harshly? If they heard my “medicated” son say that he now feels happiness inside instead of anger and sadness, would they support our decision to use meds?
Why is this so different than a parent giving insulin to a child with diabetes or giving a child with a heart defect daily medication? Why are these parents praised for providing essential care, while I’m looked at with disgust?
Believe me, turning to medication is a very scary step. I’m aware that there are risks with side effects and that we don’t know the long term impact of these drugs on our kids, but what other choice do I have. Changing his diet, fish oils, exercise, parenting techniques, therapy and love didn’t help my son. If left untreated, he may die. So until science can find a better way to rescue my son from this illness, I have no other choice.
I know I have my critics, but if they were in my shoes, what would they do?