The other day I saw a bumper sticker that said, "Nuke a Gay Whales for Jesus"
Which goes right along with the Bizarro cartoon in the paper..." A quadruple environmental tragedy today here, Brian, as a whale, tangled in a tune net full of dolphins, beached itself on top of an egg- laying sea turtle & was hit by a gas-guzzling S.U.V."
Then there was this article I read in Parade some time ago that told me....
...it was time for back to school when, for many families, the ABC's meet ADHD...according to the CDC 4.5 million children have been diagnosed, but "experts" don't know what causes it. New research points to pesticides particularly organophosphate- a man made toxin originally developed for chemical warfare and now used extensively in agriculture. Scientists in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives write that children exposed to this in the womb have a higher chance of developing attention problems by age 5.
the article goes on and on and then states that possibly one million children are misdiagnosed. That some children just may be inattentive or behave poorly because they are 5....
but to be better safe than sorry always wash your fruit and vegetables first.......
..... and take your child's age into consideration before getting an evaluation........um really? This tid bit of info goes right along with do not put your hands flatly on an eye of the stove if it is cherry red, you may burn your freaking skin off moron.
At the risk of sounding completely judgmental and governmental conspiracy driven......this is my take on some things that make me want to poke my own eyeballs out or give someone a paper cut on purpose.
If your child spends most of his/her time in the house, on the computer, playing hand held games and watching TV and eating crap food and he/ she is getting on your nerves....that child does not have ADD or ADHD.
That child has PDD, Parental Disengagement Disorder. Some parents need to get off their butts and cut the flipping TV off, get off the internet, and parent their children properly.
Do I believe some children respond better when taking medication? Absolutely.
Some kids need it and they need their parents to administer it to them properly...they need to freaking give the kid the medication themselves, make sure the kid freaking swallows it, and makes sure it given every day at the same dag gone time....I know a kid in 3rd grade, whose parent tells him to take his medication which, he says he does, then he spits it out, his mother does not make him take it regularly nor does she refill his scripts when he's out. That kind of parenting should be a dang crime. She is doing her child a severe injustice in life.....and it affects all the children and adults this child comes in contact with....all day long.
On the medication as prescribed, the child is a different child altogether.
Some of the kids though, are just drugged up and therefore more quiet and sedentary...and more pleasing to the parent who wants to do what the heck they want to do with minimal parenting.
How is it that 4.5 million children come to be diagnosed with ADHD?? It is absurd.
In the extreme sarcastic corners of my mind I see a woman with a colic baby and the doc's saying, "Here, just put some Ritalin in the bottle, this child has ADHD. Better yet, you take the medication yourself and then breast feed, it's more naturally administered that way and won't damage his self esteem as he becomes an adult."
I swear some mornings while we are trying to school I vow with my hands raised to the ceiling, to put Cole on the yellow bus and never homeschool him...cause he gets on my nerves some days. He behaves disorderly, disruptive, inattentive, and certainly hyper.......why?
Because I am schooling the other three, and he wants me to sit in the floor and play cars, read to him, color with him, watch a movie with him, he wants Zac to wrestle with him, or Maysie to shoot video's with him....does he have ADHD? No! I could totally take him to the doctor explain his behavior and I swear I believe I could acquire medication. However, the minute one of us switches our time to him to engage, the behavior immediately changes.
I don't mean we watch a movie with him or something surely quiet...I mean engage in an activity. It may be playing cars, walking the dog, putting up laundry together or making beds together...his behavior changes instantly.
I do believe they put entirely to much crap in our food. God did not make our food to have a longer lasting shelf life or more nutrients and vitamins than He put into them Himself, certain small chickens aren't supposed to be unnaturally plump for our consumption.
For sure some children are reacting to be over chemical-ed.....and certainly any one of my children could be one of them. I mean for pete's sake we deal with OCD issues constantly in two children, two children have digestion issues & even I have been have had some issues with food lately & stomach pains, two of the children could be considered "hyper" by some......I mean pick a child, any child, any where....allergies galore these days, environmental and FOOD allergies more now than ever! Autism, through the roof. Cancer, through the roof. Alzheimers......Why???
Cause in the name of the almighty dollar our food is genetically modified and chemical-ed, if that is even a word.
I hate to sound manic, but gee wiz folks, I need some people to give me a break from being inundated with politically correct bullcrap. I am bored with that and unaffected.
I need some parents to quit excusing their children with ADHD and dag gone do some parenting that includes showing respect and discipline.
I need to be detoxed from all the chemicals.
I need some Midol & Lindor chocolate truffles probably too.