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user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" I didn't know that!"


Neither did we until he started school. Nobody had ever suggested it to us, not his pedi, nobody. He always has had speech delays and very selective interests, but he hit all his other milestones and is really affectionate and friendly, very sensitive, kinda clumsy. We just thought it was "the way he was". I mean, it is just the way he is, but---you know what I mean.



I think it's incredibly easy for people to say "I'd never drug my kid with anything ever" when they haven't yet been in a situation that calls for it.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49254 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" Neither did we until he started school. Nobody had ever suggested it to us, not his pedi, nobody. He ... [snip!] ... easy for people to say "I'd never drug my kid with anything ever" when they haven't yet been in a situation that calls for it."


Totally! Jason and I already discussed that once ours start school if they do poorly or have trouble we'll medicate their ADHD. They're BOUND to have it, we both do. I'm not going to make my kid suffer when I can help them.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" Totally! Jason and I already discussed that once ours start school if they do poorly or have trouble ... [snip!] ... we'll medicate their ADHD. They're BOUND to have it, we both do. I'm not going to make my kid suffer when I can help them."

Yep, same here. I think it's good to watch what you put in your body and avoid unnecessary medications, but at the same time, the stigma about "fixing kids with medication" is lame to me. It insinuates that parents who go the med route are somehow lazy and not trying as hard if they don't make their kids go through bazillions of hours of therapy and bogus hippie cocktails before the problem is fixed. I won't do that to my kid just so I can wear some All Natural hero badge.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49254 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" Yep, same here. I think it's good to watch what you put in your body and avoid unnecessary medications, ... [snip!] ... bogus hippie cocktails before the problem is fixed. I won't do that to my kid just so I can wear some All Natural hero badge. "


Exactly. As a kid I couldn't appreciate how much it helped me. But now as an adult when I do get to take it, the difference I feel. Oh my god. I don't want my kids to worry about it and deal with what I do if I can give them that peace.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" Exactly. As a kid I couldn't appreciate how much it helped me. But now as an adult when I do get to ... [snip!] ... the difference I feel. Oh my god. I don't want my kids to worry about it and deal with what I do if I can give them that peace."


Totally. If that means I have to share my weed, then...so be it. Ha ha.

Mama♥Breezy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Los Angeles, California 34988 posts
22nd Feb '13

A couple months ago I saw somewhere they're trying it for kids with ADHD too. I found that very interesting because my son was just dx'd. We've chosen not to medicate right now, but it's an option if he continues to struggle. My family would probably disown me if I even considered medical marijuana though... :lol:

SubLowe 1 child; Oceanside, California 15389 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting Rydicule91:" <blockquote><b>Quoting OneLoveMama:</b>" but being put on a cocktail of medication ... [snip!] ... a natural medicine, it is not a drug."</blockquote> I specifically said I wouldn't put him on the other drugs either."


and then i asked :so if your child was autistic, and angry and violent and depressed, and tense and stressed for years ... you would not try to medicate him to help him feel happy and calm?

drewby Colorado 8 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" So I'm just curious what other people think on this. Say you have a child with severe Autism. You've ... [snip!] ... And it helps. Drastically. Behavior and ability to handle day to day things improves 1000% Would you be okay with doing it?"
drewby Colorado 8 posts
22nd Feb '13

I saw your post and wanted to jump in and encourage you. I don't have personal experience with an autistic child, but as a mom I can tell you want to do the best thing for your kiddo! There are some really good resources available through Focus on the Family, and during my time here I've seen families with aautistic members helped in alot of ways. Hang in there - I'm rooting for you!

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49254 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" Totally. If that means I have to share my weed, then...so be it. Ha ha."


I love you :D lol

saageex3 1 child; New York 5777 posts
22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:</b>" Neither did we until he started school. Nobody had ever suggested it to us, not his pedi, nobody. He ... [snip!] ... easy for people to say "I'd never drug my kid with anything ever" when they haven't yet been in a situation that calls for it."</blockquote>




If you don't mind me asking, when did you notice these delays and selective interests? And what do you mean by selective?

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting saageex3:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:</b>" Neither did we until he started school. ... [snip!] ... If you don't mind me asking, when did you notice these delays and selective interests? And what do you mean by selective?"


He didn't do a lot of talking until he was 3, 3.5. We have a history of late talkers in my family, so, we didn't think a whole lot of it. We figured he COULD use his words, he just didn't, since he did communicate to us, and did occasionally talk. His speech was always kind of erratic, but not severe.



He's got a very select list of activities that he enjoys and is very hesitant to try new things. The things he's into he is brilliant at, such as lego structures/building, puzzles, drawing. He will do those things until asked to stop or told he needs to do something else. He's very apprehensive about new activities, which hinders his ability to interact with people. He's friendly and loves other kids, but he comes off as the a*****e kid that always wants to choose what game is played. He;s not being a dick, it's just--he doesn't get it.

Dr. Elliot Reid ; 1 child; New Zealand 8930 posts
22nd Feb '13

I cbf reading all 6 pages lol, but if it were legal here, then yes I would.

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting OneLoveMama:</b>" and then i asked :so if your child was autistic, and angry and violent and depressed, and tense and stressed for years ... you would not try to medicate him to help him feel happy and calm?"</blockquote>




Aaaaand I also said I don't have an austitic child so I don't know the challenge of it and wouldn't know.

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50791 posts
22nd Feb '13

I'm all for it. I know a few of my students have ingested over summer break. One kid came over for respite time and was a totally different kid it was amazing.