Why are we, as a society so fearful of what may be extraordinary? Gifted artisans, leaders, shamans, yogi’s, spiritual avatars for millenniums have expressed knowledge, acute awareness, paranormal gifts, seeing what others don’t ordinarily see. Why do shy away from embracing extraordinary abilities in our youth? We tend to shut them down, attempt to normalize them.
Children that laugh, sing, or scream from their inner depths, are sequestered, immediately told to “quiet down”, to turn off creative impulse. Impulse control is vital for safety and neighbors may be disturbed, so we must be mindful. But out in the woods, in a safe spot to let expression flow, it also is quieted.
Parents are stressed out; not having adequate support systems, a direct result of the family unit breakdown. There isn’t a multi-generational family team, often there is only one single parent, struggling to stay balanced, barely able to hold their own psyche together. We need education for parents and care –givers on how to handle, communicate, and deal with a gifted child.
The balance between a child’s authentic connection with his or her spirit, expressing it, and fitting in with a co-operative society is a challenge. The present solution for handling overactive children is devastating. Drugging young kids, 2- years-old and up, is an accepted solution, despite research that doesn’t know long range, let alone short-term side effects.
We must find answers to the following question – or succumb to drugging kids as a primary solution.
1. Are these drugs being administered to children addictive?
Doctor’s have denied it to various friends of mine whose children are on ADD, ADHD, and bi-polar medications. When a 17 year old young man stopped taking a med, he became anxious, suffered insomnia and his doctor’s claimed it was the disorder kicking in again. So, they suggested up the dosage. In this case, the parents insisted that their son receive a battery of tests. It was determined he suffered from diabetes, and the symptoms resembled ADHD, resulting in a sad case of misdiagnosis and the doctor’s giving him the wrong meds. It’s a vicious cycle when the underlying causes of symptoms are not tested for.
2. How many cases are misdiagnosed? Is someone you know a possible victim?
3. Who can you trust for help, advice, in handling a child with off the chart symptoms, including uncontrollable tantrums? What alternatives are available? Neurofeedback, nutritional considerations, accupuncture, nutrients, supplements, exercise, cognitive therapy, art therapy, music, dance, creative expression, meditation.
MerrieWay advocates: We need a medical system that doesn’t medicate symptoms, but does a more responsible job in looking at underlying causes. Don’t squelch the creative child out of fear, overload, or pharmaceutical companies profiteering.
We have a drugged out nation regarding anti-depressants and psychotropic meds. Two-year-olds are being medicated with killer drugs, read the side effects. Gee, we don’t have to read, they tell us on TV we could get cancer, commit suicide or die. Liquor ads, cigarette ads have been banned from TV. But, drug use is promoted, making it ‘OK’.
The psychotropic meds are addictive; just try to get off of Zyprexa, Prozac, or any other drug in these categories. Withdrawal mimics the symptoms that the drugs are supposed to alleviate. The mock Pharma drug tests,4 to 6 week period, are often marginally better than a placebo. Overtime, meds can have even less efficacy than a placebo.
These chemical lobotomies are Big Pharma Biz as usual. No one pays attention until this vicious cycle of no return to baseline wellness happens to their child, loved one, or friend. (we are not referring to those who have been helped, we are addressing the experimentation on youngsters, not knowing the long range effects on brain development, and neurological damage that takes place with these high powered meds.
Dumbed and numbed society – is there 2% left among us that are aware, care, or will stand up? MerrieWay is in for the long haul…come on and join us. Take a stand for our kids!
Please add to the discussion of remedy, solution ,and evolution for healing our children.