Mental, emotional health concerns just as real for children

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  • amst plano, tx
    Feb. 20, 2011 7:31 p.m.

    Nothing really new here. Anyone who spends time or has spent time with children should be able to see everything that has been posted in this article. Humans are complex and in many ways so are children a child may be young but they are still human.

  • grj Bountiful, ut
    Feb. 20, 2011 11:37 a.m.

    I was with you for the most part until your comment "ADHD children are a product of state and government interference of childrens lives that prevents parental bonding." That is unfounded specualtion, not backed up by any science whatsoever, probably just anecdotal from your particular set of experiences. Throwing that blanket over all children who suffer from that particular disorder ignores the fact that certain disorders are real, with genetic or chemical roots rather than solely social causes. There are many factors that go into raising children; good parenting is certainly the most critical, but there is more to it than that.

  • My2Cents Kearns, UT
    Feb. 20, 2011 4:29 a.m.

    I'm shocked that it has taken 25 years for someone finally admit that infant and toddler children need full time parenting. Preschool and day care are very stressful and responsible for poor child development, emotional, physical, and health.

    The article is right but all this should be an instinctive relationship for family and parents. A baby's bonding is using its 5 senses to feel its world unfold during his first years of life. Babies don't get that in day care or preschools. Children have their whole lives to learn, they need that emotional stability long before they need schooling.

    Anyone who has a child and loves that child will put all else aside, even their jobs, to serve and protect them from the ravages of an immoral and unjust society.

    Any parent or grandparent can feel the bonding and it doesn't take an over educated over qualified psychologist to tell parents how to treat their children. Books, doctors, drugs, cannot replace parent care and bonding. ADHD children are a product of state and government interference of childrens lives that prevents parental bonding.