Back in the day kids were whipped (spanked) with whatever was in reach if they misbehaved. Yes, I admit there were times when I had to go outside and choose my own switch. Of course, I took my time and I always chose the flimsiest one I could find. Nowadays when I’m out in public I see kids acting a “donkey” (bad as hell) and their parents just tolerate this foolishness. I know people (adults) who use Ambien, Valium, Xanax and other psychiatric medication just to calm their nerves from a stressful day. Adults are able to make choices and bear the consequences. But what concerns me is the rise in children being placed on medication. Parents are quick to say that their child is hyper (ADD/ADHD). When in fact they are BAD and may just need an old fashion whipping(spanking). Do you think parents are coping out by medicating their children?
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