Many parents are too lazy to take the time to provide the guidance, consistent discipline, supervision and interaction kids need.
It’s easier to label a parental fail as a disease, drug the problem and hope for the best than to actually invest time to correct the behavior and/or rehabilitate a messed up, or just an ordinary, strong willed kid.
That first link’s headline should have read:
State sucks just as hard as the parental unit kid was taken from
When a 7-year-old boy on a risky regime of psychiatric medications hangs himself in the bathroom of a foster home, you have to ask whether his guardian — the state of Florida — knows how to be a good parent.
It is very easy to wrest a child from negligent and abusive parents. What’s difficult is to assume the responsibilities the parents never met. But that’s precisely why the state took custody of the boy — to do a better job than a negligent parent.
YA DON’T SAY:
”One gets the impression that these drugs are utilized as chemical straitjackets, not for therapeutic reasons,” said Toni Appel, a neuropsychologist and attorney who has examined cases of children under court-ordered psychiatric treatment.”
Here’s a link with a higher number than cited in the first article; again, FoxNews this morning put the number at over 3000.
Three common pediatric chemical straight jacketsup for votewith the FDA
The Food and Drug Administration’s Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee will vote next week on whether to allow three psychotropic medications to be marketed as effective and acceptably safe for youths with certain conditions.
What conditions would that be? Temper tantrums? Acting like a lively child? Being an inconvenience to their parents? Easier than investing the time it takes for the parent to take an active role in behavior modification?
This hearing is a desperate attempt to legitimize” the use of these drugs on children, Cohen said. A favorable ruling for the drugs’ manufacturers “would take lot of heat off” of them.
I’m calling bullshit on parents who “have tried everything”….Odds are their “everything” lasted less than a week before they gave up (let a strong willed child win) and went on to something else.
Exit question: Why is it that people are more willing to invest months, even years on multiple medication trials with their kids; but are unwilling to invest months being consistent in the training of their own child?