No, that’s just because you are loopy, Boo.
It’s interesting how in America it’s considered necessary to give kids all this medication to make them behave, when in some countries where they don’t resort immediately to medication the children act better than American kids do.
My point entirely Acci, I think our way of dealing with these issues is similar to most European Countries.
Such valid statements speak loudly and quite clearly…. I believe many laws in United States bind the hands of adults and press the idea that most discliplinary methods are abusive and therefore illegal. If you are unable to tame a wild-weed, it grows beyond safe boundaries for everyone, not just the parents. In an effort to ‘control’ children that cannot otherwise be ‘tamed’, chemicals are used. I find this contradictory…. 1. Chemical use to ‘control’ is more abusive than setting and maintaining parameters; and 2. Chemical use outside specifically set set medical guidelines is also illegal in any country. [To be fair to parents whose children must have medication, I must remind us all that in these special cases the use of Ritalin and other medications is justified.]
Children (and even adults) do very well and feel more secure, when boundaries are part of their lives. It is instinctually natural for a child to press those safe places, yet at the same time, if those boundaries are dropped, children become perplexed, aimless and anxiouis….which is exactly why they also become instinctively defensive.