Where do you stand when it comes to drugging children?
My friend near by has this boy who was full of life, inquisitiveness and spark. He love throwing a ball around and seemed fascinated by anything electronic. Not even remotely hyper… He was a good kid, a lot of fun and absolutely nothing wrong with him at all.
His father is of the school that children are to be seen and not heard. Needlessly to say, everything this poor kid did was criticized and the little guy could do no right. One day dad took him to the doctors office and got him some medication to “calm him down”. Keeping in mind, this is an already docile child.
I just don’t visit anymore, it’s heartbreaking. The poor kid’s a drone. He just shuffles here and there, not a peep. He has an eating disorder now. He doesn’t care for visitors and he always seems forlorn. This is a completely different kid. If this is “better” I want nothing to do with medical science.
Anything that alters the behavior of a child inhibits the natural development of that child. This is a well documented anomaly. That just to say, I would consider this a form of abuse. Kids suffering from trauma may need short term medication sure, but this case is ridiculous to me.
Why does it seem socially unacceptable for boys to act like boys? Why do we live in a society that teaches kids that drugs are bad but also the answer to everything? If someone “official” tells you to drug your kid and you don’t, are you a good or a bad parent? I don’t understand our society sometimes.
If parents can’t handle the random ups and downs of having kids than they shouldn’t have had them to begin with. Doctors that prescribe behavior altering drugs to normal kids at the word of lazy parents should have their licenses taken away. That’s how I feel about that.