Recently on Gluck Radio we interviewed Kaitlin Bell Barnett, author of DOSED: THE MEDICATION GENERATION GROWS UP. Listen to the interview….
What hazards do popular, over-prescribed medication – “smart drugs” such as Adderall, for instance, or “happy pills” like Wellbutrin – pose on children? What natural mechanisms for survival and self-improvement – for growing up – stay underdeveloped when these skills are stunted by prescription drugs? Are the losses retrievable?
I want to put some pressure on parents. The pressure is on to be patient. Let your children bloom, early or late. Give them time, not tablets. (That might apply for Apple tablets, too.)
If you’re reading this, if you’re even remotely interested in my work, then I can bet you have the sophistication to refine the methods of parenting. Children are not pets, robots, incapable of deep understanding. If the toughest, smartest, strongest willed adults can harbor be shaped by unjust experiences, what more a child? All children are sensitive and impressionable. They will become adults, just like you and me.
Professionally, I’m here to help. I have experience in coaching both children and their families, separately or together. Hypnosis can serve as a supplement to psychiatric or physical therapy. Do you want to be a good parent? Call me at (212) 599-3195 for a consultation.