Words Matter: Have You Drugged Your Kid Today

I think I’m going to start a series tagged to “words matter” where I call out some of the examples that I notice. The first one is the story about a teacher getting fired for her bumper sticker on her car. (Something I never thought would happen.) Her bumper sticker said “Have You Drugged Your Kid Today”.

First off, I think people are entitled to their opinions.

Second, I think we all would agree that there are certainly times when patients are given medications rather than ask to change.

Whether kids are over-medicated today versus the past is hard to know. We are certainly more aware of conditions these days, but I think this is a hot topic. Just look at some of the articles on the topic.

It’s not like the teacher was taking some massively controversial position. She wasn’t teaching the kids. She was simply expressing an opinion on a hotly debated topic in a quick sound bite which she put on her car in the form of a bumper sticker.

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