A new government survey has found that 1 in every 13 child is taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral problems.
Of these, 81 % of the children on medication had been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at some point.
Now sit back and think for a minute…….
Aren’t children meant to be full of energy and unfocussed?
Do we want them growing up like robots that follow instructions precisely?
Isn’t the act of growing up fundamentally an act of developing patience, focus, and self-confidence?
If so, why do we rush to put them on psychotropic drugs?
Note that only 55 % of parents reported that these psychiatric medications are helping their children.
Does this sound right to dose young growing mind with drugs that impact their hormone level and brain functions?
Have we truly exhausted all non-chemical options before we medicate our kids?
Before you open the next Ritalin bottle, just think for a minute.