The most popular parenting style in recent years, brought to us by the billion dollar pharmaceutical industry, is what we’re calling “Pharma Parenting”. By far, the most damaging to children, their families and society.
The use of psychoactive drugs that change the structure and behavior of neurons in children, whose brains are still developing, is a product of societies’ lazy attitude towards health. Instead of eating right and working towards a healthy mind and body, people expect their problems to be solved by someone else with a “magic pill”.
The vast promotion of these drugs targeted at children, depicts an unethical society driven by heartless corporations, bottom lines and a crumbled moral code.
The true value of a pill is seen with the sugar pill. The placebo effect shines a light on the most important healing factor, yourself; your body coupled with your beliefs. Yet, the strength of our own minds and bodies to heal us has been obscured and replaced by the “magic pill”.
With no proof of success or long-term studies, new drugs pop into the market everyday. They promise to “cure” nothing and “treat” just about everything, including new conditions created yesterday by the same people bringing you the solution.
The effects of drugs appear in small type and very cleverly titled “side-effects”. Drugs do not have side effects. Drugs have effects. Side effects only mean the “other” effects, the effects that do not support the branding. People may react to drugs differently, adding to the list of a drug’s effects, but the only separation between main effects and side effects, is marketing.
Simple solutions for overwhelmed parents by trusted physicians are turning children into lab rats. Taught and trained to fix their problems with drugs, children of Pharma Parenting won’t become drug addicts later on in life. They are turned into drug addicts from childhood, with their parents’ consent. Most likely, many of them will not view it as a problem. They are just following the doctor’s prescriptions.
GOOD PUPPY Tools can be implemented to correct behavior before turning to psychoactive drugs. A supportive parenting style paired with GOOD PUPPY Behavioral & Emotional Tools can help bond, ease communication, define a structure and provide children’s unique personalities the environment they need to thrive.