Drugging the Kids: Juvenile Injustice

Methylphenidate drugs, like Ritalin, rightly opposed as “prescription crack”, are in the midst of controversy. This methylphenidate drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is reported to have acted otherwise by arousing violent behavior in children who use it.

On juxtaposing parental dealings today with those of yesteryear, we find that latter’s strictness made the child more humble than the former, who find it easy to drug the child, and thus, making the situation worse.

Drawing a demarcation line between emotions and psychology, the report suggests catering to the emotional needs of the child by giving him both time and space for every
‘hyper-aroused emotion’. Read More

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