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With 6 happy kids, life can be really fun around here! This blog is dedicated to the joys and sometimes chaos of having a large family. Okay, so it's always chaos around here, but fortunately, it's almost always fun, too!

Monday, June 21, 2004

I was talking to a lady the other day who said her brother is now on Ritalin. She figured it out, when she went home to visit, and her little brother was mellow. TOO mellow. He just sort of sat there, watching tv, not interested in anything. She said she told her mother, "Well, I guess you've got him on Ritalin now." Her mother asked her how she could tell, and she said, "Look at him! He looks like he's on drugs."

It was very sad!

Apparently, he only "needs" the drug so he can sit still 6 hours a day at a desk, in school. At home he's "just fine". Funny how in our society, it's the kid who is broken if he can't sit still all day long, following instructions.

Rather than amend our school systems and approaches to education, we amend the brains of our children with drugs.

And then we wonder why drug addiction is a problem in life!!!!

Who are the kids learning about drugs from? From the teachers, psychologists, tv advertisers, and parents who push the drugs on them, or their friends and classmates!

Gotta problem? Take a drug.

I wonder that they don't just give alcohol to those rambunctious little kids. Certainly they're less likely to become suicidal with alcohol than with Ritalin. Both are addicting. But of course I'm not serious. It would be highly irresponsible to give kids alcohol which can be bought over-the-counter. Instead, we give them Schedule II narcotics, controlled substances, which are apparently so dangerous that they can only be purchased by prescription, and which are tightly regulated by the FDA.

If you're being pushed to drug your child, please visit the following websites:

Fight for Kids
Get off Drugs
Learn about the U.S. Constitution - Protect Your Rights to not drug your child.
Society Issues - Homeschooling
Learn in Freedom!
Quotes about Education.
Luvox and legislation
Youth Volunteer
Citizens Commission on Human Rights
Alternative Mental Health
The Truth about Prozac
Freedom Magazine Investigations
The Truth - for a Change
Creation of Senseless Violence - Psychiatric Drugs and Kids Who Kill
Ritalin Deaths