Originally posted by: alkemyst
Originally posted by: sciencetoy
As a parent, I'd like to point out that it's not the parents who are pushing this drug. It's the schools. My kid's school reported us to DYFS when we didn't put him on Ritalin like they asked - even though his doctors, neurologists, orthopedists and psychiatrists all said not to! What a friggin mess to get out of that one - we're still listed as "problem parents" because of that one.
Every parent I know who's put their kid on ADD medicine did it only with much doubt and only after the schools insisted.
Probably because of the parents thinking their 'little angel' is so perfect and has to get what they want all the time...they send them off to school and the kid thinks it's just like at home...I bitch and I get everything I want, not so in school/outside the little love nest.
The school has to recommend the Ritalin because the 'brat' is disrupting education. It's not the childs fault it's the parents not being parents.
When we went to see The Hulk last week these two behemoths had a little girl with them that bit the railing constantly, pulled the papers on the windows off, and pushed other smaller kids in line when they passed each other....the mom and grandmother (I think) ignored it and when their little girl slapped another girl told the parents that it never happened and their child would NEVER do anything like that and that THEY need to get their daughter not to tell lies and stories...anyways I shoved the little brat with my knee about 3 feet into her family and acted as if nothing happened, said "HI" all nice and cute to the little sh!t when she pointed at me
Anyone/thing that crosses my path is fair game
just as I am when I enter a bigger fishes domain.