Wednesday, February 6, 2008

PSA to parents

I was looking up discipline strategies online the other night and one site had a question posted about two year old behavior. It hasn't left my mind b/c it illustrates what parents today seem to think is "appropriate" and why so many of our kids are being labeled and put on dangerous, powerful drugs.
I'm incensed.

Here's an excerpt ..
Question: "We're having discipline problems with our two-and-a-half-year-old daughter. When she doesn't get what she wants she throws herself on the floor. She is a sweet, happy little girl as long as we don't tell her "No." I don't know what to do with her. I believe she is ADD/ADHD."

What?! A two year old doesn't like being told "no"?!?
Imagine that!
Goodness .. if that mom thinks that HER kid has issues she should come spend an hour with Kaelin! She's going through a phase of tantrums, hair pulling, pinching, snatching, and throwing. I wonder what labels would be thrown her way....
eesh.

Parents .. kids will be kids..
They are not always nice .. they are not always silent ........... they are not perfect.
They're just trying to find their way.
Let them experiment .. let them experience ..
Let them be KIDS for crying out loud!

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