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May 8th, 2010, 05:35 AM
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Do you think that children are too quick to be medicated for school?
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May 8th, 2010, 05:53 AM
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when i first read this i read chicken not children...i'm not awake yet HA HA...

Yes...I do
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We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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May 8th, 2010, 06:13 AM
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Maybe for other people's kids, but not parents like DH and I. Nope.
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May 8th, 2010, 07:11 AM
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In general, deiniftely yes.
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Yes I think other alternatives should be looked at first.
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yep.
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May 8th, 2010, 10:57 AM
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I really don't know. Both sets of parents that I know that have their kids on meds did after having tried all the other things, and went through a lot to not have to go that route. I really don't know about everyone else out there.

I do find we are pretty quick to label, it seems you can't just be a busy kid without being adhd for example. And I do sometimes feel like kids aren't allowed to take their time in their development without a parent saying they have this or that. Let's face it, not all kids are good at math and reading (and just because you're not "book" smart doesn't mean it's a reflection of a childs intelligence). I do find we're expecing a lot from kids when they're still pretty little, and some are really ready but some are not.
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May 8th, 2010, 11:16 AM
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I don't know really.

I have noticed that if a child doesn't fit the mold/typical learning style of other kids they assume something is wrong with that child and try to 'fix' it.
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May 8th, 2010, 11:40 AM
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I really don't know. Both sets of parents that I know that have their kids on meds did after having tried all the other things, and went through a lot to not have to go that route. I really don't know about everyone else out there.

I do find we are pretty quick to label, it seems you can't just be a busy kid without being adhd for example. And I do sometimes feel like kids aren't allowed to take their time in their development without a parent saying they have this or that. Let's face it, not all kids are good at math and reading (and just because you're not "book" smart doesn't mean it's a reflection of a childs intelligence). I do find we're expecing a lot from kids when they're still pretty little, and some are really ready but some are not.
I agree. My oldest is ADD, and has been on meds since third grade. We tried everything else for TWO years before we resorted to trying medication. My dh was adamant not to put her on medication. But after other things not working, we decided to try it and see how it goes. It was a godsend for her and her schoolwork.

As a society - I think we are quick to label kids and so many kids are labeled nowadays. But for the ones who truly need it - it helps them get schoolwork done.
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May 8th, 2010, 12:05 PM
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It's hard to say. Sometimes yes, drs jump the gun. I remember working w/ a kid that was taking meds for ADHD and he didn't have ADHD at all. He was just manipulating the system to basically get his hands on speed. Yet there was another one that was sweet and quiet (actually a little too quiet, always seemed zoned out) but the staff was late getting his meds to him by two hours and the kid turned into an uncontrollable monster!
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May 8th, 2010, 02:32 PM
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I don't have an opinion on this, my kids aren't school age yet, but if meds can help depression, high blood pressure and infertility, why is it wrong to put kids on meds to tone them down enough to function in school or at home?
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