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    Re: No I will NOT drug my son!

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    Yeah, a drug might work short-term...but would she have to deal with any long-term consequences of drug use? NO! Those drugs are poison!
    Yes they are poison. Ritalin is nothing more than children's cocaine. When I was in school, the guidance counselor recommended that I take that "children's dope".
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    Re: No I will NOT drug my son!

    I'd say my son is borderline autistic, but since I've been giving him foods that naturally detox, I've been seeing improvement. He's nine and talks like a four-year-old, but he's smart.

    Problem is he sometimes gets aggressive and starts hitting. He seldom does this at home, because he knows I will not tolerate it.

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    Re: No I will NOT drug my son!

    I am not a doctor or a psychologist, but I don't think ADHD and Autistic are even close as far as treatment is concerned. Why treat an autistic child with ADHD meds? It's like giving synthetic morphine for a headache. Overkill. Negative side affects by far outweigh the results.

    This boy of yours may need a special class just like the ADHD boys, but the medical treatment, I would think, would not be the same. Can you even treat autistic children with meds? And why? Speech, behavior, and physical therapies seem to be more the route to go than meds. I would see these therapies as also being better for the ADHD boys than "methamphetamine's"

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    Re: No I will NOT drug my son!

    As someone who does have ADHD(and Bipolar disorder and OCD)...

    Some pills work for it and others do not. I go to therapy for most of my problems and I have learned techniques for concentrating better and controlling my mood(though I will note that I can still flip out). Pills have the unfortunate effect of being addictive and can possibly do more damage than the thing they are supposed to solve.

    There is also the side problem of ADHD being an over diagnosed problem. There is a difference between an active boy and someone with ADHD. The person with ADHD is more than active and he's prone to certain... behaviors that an active boy is not. He'd throw tantrums one minute and be giggling happy the next, his mind is always going like the Energizer bunny, and last but not least he's ten times as wild as the active boy.

    As a side-note: Your son could have bipolar disorder or even *both* ADHD and bipolar disorder
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    Re: No I will NOT drug my son!

    He is in special ed and he gets speech and occupational therapy. A doctor said that if he's autistic he's just on the spectrum...and said we might want to consider drugs down the road. To which I said, "I'm not GOING down that road!"

    I think he's been improving since I started regularly giving him fish oil. I also try to limit processed foods with him.

    I know aspartame makes me psycho, so I avoid it, and make it CLEAR that NO ONE is to give him ANYTHING with aspartame in it! I've also read that food dyes can cause ADHD-like symptoms, so I try to steer clear of those too.

    And I think a lot of it is, boys are punished for being boys. Boys are generally move active. They need to get outside and tear around.

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    Re: No I will NOT drug my son!

    And I think a lot of it is, boys are punished for being boys. Boys are generally move active. They need to get outside and tear around.
    Of course it is. What idiot thought that changing classrooms to a female friendly environment would not affect boys. Boys and girls are different, you can't just put them in a box and expect the same results. Teachers are asking to medicate the kids cuz new classroom rules and lack of funding. An overzealous boy is asked to be medicated, he is disturbing the teacher who is already swamped with a 35 kid workload. Factor into that, the teachers union that has more power than a senate. These said unions protect the most atrocious teachers, I mean, have you seen some of the teachers out there. How can they possibly still be employed? "No child left behind" was also a horrendous choice for a children educational system.

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    Re: No I will NOT drug my son!

    Funny thing is, there are 5-6 children in his special ed class, a teacher, and two aides!

    Maybe they're used to dealing with drugged-down children, so my son stands out more. My husband's thinking is this: They're supposed to be trained to deal with kids like my son!

    I wish I could homeschool. *sigh*

    Yet when I take my son shopping with me, he behaves himself. He walks alongside the cart, holds on to it, and we talk (he in his limited way) while we shop. (He has an issue with expressing himself--input is fine, output is another story, like he has a "wire" disconnected in his head.)

    In fact, last night we were grocery shopping, saw a mom with three boys, all three of them out of control, knocking stuff over, just being obnoxious...and I know not one of them was in special ed (one of them was wearing a T-shirt from the school my son attends). The mother actually told my son, "You're so well-behaved compared to mine!" LOL


 

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