Originally Posted by teeneythebetta
The only thing I hate is when people hate someone for having a certain number of kids. They don't base it on wether the kids are taken care of, just the #.
Like everytime we go to walmart (like I said my mom has 5 kids) people STARE. And it is really annoying. We are thankful- my parents don't get any financial help for us, we have nice clothing, were well fed, I don't see why people have a problem with the fact that there are 5 of us. if we were walking around in scraggly clothes, messy hair and an unpleasant smell, I get it. xD but that's not who we are.
That REALLY bothers me, too. I hate leech families like described earlier, who have children just to accept tax payer money, but there should be ZERO issues with a large family that supports itself.
I would have serious trouble putting my child on medications, as well, because they cause so many problems outside of the original issue. I'd rather try to get to the root of the problem and eliminate that issue if possible and first try natural alternatives. Seizures, are a whole other ballgame, though, as it's so important that they be prevented. :(
I think there's a lot of misdiagnosis with ADD/ADHD flying around and a lot of over medication for it. If doctors had had their way, I'd have been on pills for ADD. My mother refused, and I didn't need medications. I wasn't a behavior problem or disruptive and I got all As all through school. But I occasionally bounced off the walls. What child doesn't? Seems like most intelligent people are diagnosed as having ADD. Keep in mind, people who don't have ADD take ADD medicine just to focus for exams and such (there's a HUGE black market here at my university for that). They affect everyone that way, but that doesn't mean everyone should be on them.
I know a few people who say, "He has ADD/ADHD," as an excuse for their child being poorly behaved and that REALLY bothers me. Self-control goes a long way, and if a 14 year old gets crumbs all over a freshly cleaned floor then refuses to clean them up, that's not a reason to shout, "He has ADD!"