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Yikes! Meds Being Given to Under Three's!

  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/17/us/am … .html?_r=1

    Is this for real?

       It is alarming!
    RIGHT?!

    1. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      Now that's alarming.  Not only alarming, but ABUSIVE. Children need to be spoken to, not medicated.  Children are deemed to be extraneous instead of the precious entities they are.   It is much easier to medicate than to educate.   Everything must be FAST and EXPEDIENT it takes TOO MUCH WORK to really assess children, especially children who are deemed problematic.  Oh no, it is too difficult to assess but far MORE EASIER to just sedate children so they are manageable.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
        Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        Exactly.

        Here is the Constitution for W.H.O:
        THE STATES Parties to this Constitution declare, in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations, that the following principles are basic to the happiness, harmonious relations and security of all peoples:
        Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
        The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.
        The health of all peoples is fundamental to the attainment of peace and security and is dependent upon the fullest co-operation of individuals and States.
        The achievement of any State in the promotion and protection of health is of value to all.
        Unequal development in different countries in the promotion of health and control of disease, especially communicable disease, is a common danger.
        Healthy development of the child is of basic importance; the ability to live harmoniously in a changing total environment is essential to such development.
        The extension to all peoples of the benefits of medical, psychological and related knowledge is essential to the fullest attainment of health.
        Informed opinion and active co-operation on the part of the public are of the utmost importance in the improvement of the health of the people.

        Governments (yikes!) have a responsibility for the health of their peoples which can be fulfilled only by the provision of adequate health and social measures. yikes!

        ACCEPTING THESE PRINCIPLES, and for the purpose of co-operation among themselves and with others to promote and protect the health of all peoples, the Contracting Parties agree to the present Constitution ...
        http://apps.who.int/gb/bd/PDF/bd47/EN/c … 1&ua=1

        Maybe we, as (extremely) concerned citizens, should get on this before THEY do.
        well, someone needs to.
        Doctor's?
        The President?
        Mothers?
        Fathers?

    2. colorfulone profile image88
      colorfuloneposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      It is sad and horrifying.  Every mass shooting from 2011 to the present has two things in common, guns and powerful psychotropic drugs that the shooters were taking or had recently been taking. 
      http://ssristories.org/

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
        Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        + infinity.

        Thank you.

        1. colorfulone profile image88
          colorfuloneposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          I don't even wonder if there is a conspiracy against our children (or the unborn children).

          There are many reports of babies and children dying after being vaccinated.  But, it doesn't stop, its the law.

      2. peeples profile image89
        peeplesposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        Love seeing common sense colorfulone. You are so right!

        1. colorfulone profile image88
          colorfuloneposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          Words cannot express how I felt when I stumbled-upon that in-depth research.

  2. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    http://usercontent1.hubimg.com/12721180.jpg

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago

    TO ALL STUPID LAZY PARENTS:
                                          yikes WAKE UP! yikes
      Take some child development classes and read The Absorbent Mind and The Secret of Childhood!!!!!!

    And Thank You! G.M. Williams!
    I don't Know what else we can do.  sad

  4. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago
  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago

    "The report, which found that toddlers covered by Medicaid are particularly prone to be put on medication such as Ritalin and Adderall…"

      http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/17/us/am … .html?_r=1

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act significantly expanded both eligibility for and federal funding of Medicaid.

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      Should they be given 'OptiMind' and such?

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
        Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        NO.
                 If Obama care/ Medicaid is doing this to toddlers, we need to de-fund it.

        We need to do something about this.
        It should ne illegal. Young children need to be monitored until six to be sure how to treat them.
        I personally do not believe in giving a child psychotropic drugs ever.
        There is a way to deal with them naturally.

        1. DasEngel profile image60
          DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          I'll rather recommend Ayurvedic treatment. :-D

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
            Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

            Here is the thing, D. E.

            The children are the way they are supposed to be. There is NOTHING wrong with them. Young children are very hard to deal with. They are exploring their environment non-stop. They are building their neurons and synapses. The psyche as I always explain is building itself via interacting with the environment.

            It is exhausting to look after a toddler. Absolutely exhausting. Yet this is how the child grows. Adults just don't know how to deal with their children.
            Adults who put their babies in daycare are causing them to become confused and forlorn.
            They need the comfort and guidance of Mom. No one else will do.
            And they need to nurse for bliss and comfort to get them through their baby and toddlerhood.

            The anti dote is not optimind or drugs.
            It is love.

            1. DasEngel profile image60
              DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

              100% agree.

            2. DasEngel profile image60
              DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

              All that said, the structure of the world is yet pretty complex.

              1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
                Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                It just takes good old fashioned common sense and patience.
                Is that really so hard?

                1. DasEngel profile image60
                  DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                  If we (voluntarily) don't want to be patient and sensible - then it's hard.

                  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
                    Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                    They have never had to be sensible and patient. They have been sheltered from real life. Natural life is challenging. I think we are very much separated from who we really are.
                    We have been dumbed down.
                    The instant gratification offered by the modern world through technology doesn't help.

      2. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
        Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        'The traditional path to helping people suffering from (ADD/ADHD) has been to load them up on medications like Adderall and Vyvanse to help bring clarity to an otherwise clouded mind.

        However, these drugs come with a host of side effects and issues. In recent years, a completely new industry of supplements has spawned in the hopes of helping people with and without ADD/ADHD control their symptoms. These supplements are called Nootropics, and one such supplement I recently got a chance to test is called OptiMind. So what is OptiMind, and does it really work? Read on to find out more.

        What is OptiMind?

        Formulated by the same company who developed AllerAdd, Optimind is an all natural nootropics supplement that is designed to promote laser focus, increase memory cognition and energy, and help improve overall drive. Since this product is so new to the market, there are very limited reviews and testimonials from OptiMind customers. I would say that you should start seeing talk on nootropics forums and the like within a few months, maybe even sooner.

        It uses a complex blend of ingredients that include GABA , DMAE , Caffeine , Huperzine A, Phosphatidyl L-Serine, Choline , Alpha Lipoic Acid, Sulbutamine, Vinpocetine, Bacoside A, Green Tea Leaf extract, L-Tyrosine, Taurine, Vitamins B-6, B-12, and D-3."

        http://www.supplementcritique.com/optim … ally-work/

        1. DasEngel profile image60
          DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

          On a side note: I like this in-depth 'OptiMind' review. smile

  6. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago

    But yes, it is sad when both parents must work.
    It is sad when parents cannot afford houses and must raise their children in apartments with no yards.
    When children are not to walk home alone after school or play pick-up games on the streets,
    when they are expected to get scholarships to make it through college and must excel in a particular sport from the time they are in first grade.

    Those who eventually do graduate from college start life with huge debt.
    Life is way more complicated than it should be and

    I might add

    ridiculous.

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      What do people do who have a lot of cats? They neuter them.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
        Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        Yes.

        1. DasEngel profile image60
          DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          It sounds strikingly similar to the core concept of Buddhism: "Life is pain, and pain in due to desire; and it's wise to cleanse all desires".

  7. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago

    Seriously… In the seventies we were all about everything natural.
    We had a sense that nature was best.
    I even used cloth diapers.
    and washed them in a stream.
    (I lived in the mountains between Napa and Sonoma. I moved there because I wanted my son to be brought up in nature. We lived by a waterfall, and at night it was pitch dark, the owls hooted ...)

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      Does the sun shine there?

      1. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        @DasEngel: "Silly question!"

      2. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
        Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        That year it rained a lot.  Then we moved to Mendocino where I lived in a fixer upper.
        There were frogs and bats in the house. I had to turn on a generator to pump well-water.
        I rode my bike to the beach with my toddler in a back carrier. The water of Pudding Creek ran across the sand on its way to the ocean and was solar heated. We spelled words in the sand.
        Now I live in the city. I feel cramped.

        1. DasEngel profile image60
          DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          Where did the drainage water go - what was it connected to?

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
            Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

            Septic tank holds it and then it seeps out gradually.

            1. DasEngel profile image60
              DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

              No, the water that was generated out of everyday activity, like dish washing, bathing, etc.

              1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
                Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                Yep. It all drains into the septic tank.

                1. DasEngel profile image60
                  DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                  So, was that a 'sustainable' living in that sense?

                  Edit: There is also the additional issue of waste-management.

                  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
                    Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                    If you use a generator.
                    and the money to buy the gas for the generator. :-)

    2. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      Better query: Did it help, improve, add something? And, what happened next?

      1. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        @DasEngel: "Too silly!"

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
          Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          @ DasEngle:
          Thanks for asking smile

          My point is we need joy to raise children and only nature can give us true joy.

          well, we also need modern conveniences too.

          We need a balance.
          Back to nature is what we need to bring back balance.

          TWISI

  8. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    I feel the real solution lies in a radically different spiritual approach that covers the totality. I'm not trying to market myself. But I think something like that, if done publicly, would really benefit humankind and all the rest who are connected to us.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
      Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      what is totality?
      holistic?
      I agree.

      1. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        Yes. I feel our reality (our perception of reality) is too much fragmented.

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
          Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          Yes. Spirit exists. We need to sense it, feel it.
          Like the original Asian immigrants did for eons of time here on this continent.
          I still think they have something to teach us.
          as do the Eastern religions.
          Krishna explains Christ.

          1. DasEngel profile image60
            DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

            The problem is that I can not trust them.

            1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
              Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

              trust who?

              1. DasEngel profile image60
                DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                Christ, Krishna etc.

  9. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    Spirituality, true spirituality, is yet an unexplored subject and region. The way I see things.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
      Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      Yes. it is irritating to not be able to go to where you are supposed to go.
      But, one night God said this to me:
      I sat there trying to get in the mood to meditate and I said:
      God, I do not want to meditate and there is nothing I can do about it.
      He said, "Wanting to know Me is everything."
      Just wanting!

      That made me happy.

      1. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        There is no central-figure, and no central philosophy etc, that we can really count on and thus, have some real (re)assurance.

  10. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago

    I think we come to earth knowing there is a God (Mighty Triple O. Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent.) I think knowing God is very natural.
    We have to convince ourselves there is no God. It is easier to believe in God than not.
    The way I see it.

  11. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    Maybe, the world is waiting. Maybe, they have been waiting.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
      Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      That is a nice thought.
      who wouldn't be waiting?

      1. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        Those who never die.

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
          Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          smile

  12. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    Spirituality should be a bit scientific. Everyone must be able to test the 'experiments' and get similar results. It must happen before their own eyes and souls.

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      This is where Krishna, Christ etc fall short.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
        Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        How about Sri Yukteswar?

        1. DasEngel profile image60
          DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          That must be the guru of your favorite guru?

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
            Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

            He is my favorite guru of my guru. wink

            1. DasEngel profile image60
              DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

              Haha!

    2. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
      Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      precisely.

      There is a way to tune in. It is not just nothingness.
      it is Somthingness!!!!

      1. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        If anyone, ever, does it for the entire world, we might have a new world that very day.

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
          Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          smile

  13. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    It's always very nice to have these amusing discussions with you. Maybe, we're just winding up our mutual delusions on this website's platform. Or, maybe, we're getting something.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
      Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      I think we are getting something. But then, I am not afraid to. :-D

      1. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        Ha-ha-ha! Like that courage. smile

  14. HerbalApothecary profile image60
    HerbalApothecaryposted 13 months ago

    Sadly this is nothing new; I was one of the first test kids in my area (North Dakota) for Ritalin in 1989. I was 5. This is the reason I stand firmly behind herbal/natural medicines.

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      What are your opinions about Ayurveda and its medicines? smile

      1. HerbalApothecary profile image60
        HerbalApothecaryposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        To be quite honest, I am completely unfamiliar with it. i am currently grilling Mr. google about it wink

        1. DasEngel profile image60
          DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          Do tell me what you find on the first page!

          1. HerbalApothecary profile image60
            HerbalApothecaryposted 13 months ago in reply to this

            Stop me if I've misread, but so far I'm getting that its an ancient Indian system of medicine that is based strongly in herbal remedies (quite advanced and complicated chemical synergies from what I'm gathering) and Buddhist spirituality....am I close?

            1. HerbalApothecary profile image60
              HerbalApothecaryposted 13 months ago in reply to this

              It seems somewhat close the the north american shamanistic practices I'm more familiar with

              1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
                Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                why were you given Ritalin?

                1. DasEngel profile image60
                  DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                  Leave him alone. He's my friend!

                2. HerbalApothecary profile image60
                  HerbalApothecaryposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                  The original diagnosis was ADHD, though that was not the case. The Ritalin ended speeding me way up. I have been diagnosed quite often over the years, the last one theat was settled on was bi polar/schizo-affective and PTSD

                  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
                    Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                    Yes, but you said you were only five.
                    What did they think was wrong with you?
                    Maybe N O T H I N G !!!!

                  2. DasEngel profile image60
                    DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                    Mental illnesses can actually be (outward) manifestations of spiritual problems. I don't think tablets and capsules ever cure a mental disease.

        2. DasEngel profile image60
          DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          OK, what are your thoughts on acupuncture?

          1. HerbalApothecary profile image60
            HerbalApothecaryposted 13 months ago in reply to this

            My personal experience with is non existence, but what I've studied about how the chi points and the central nervous system of humans line up leads me to believe that there is fact to it. I can also attest to personal stories of it's benefits from various associates which further leads me to believe there is more to it than simply tossing needles randomly at someones back.  I'm afraid that on the topic of eastern spirituality and medicine m not the most fluent.

            1. DasEngel profile image60
              DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

              You're very interesting. What do you do, professionally?

              1. HerbalApothecary profile image60
                HerbalApothecaryposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                Thats a bit of a sore point. I'm currently a out of work free thinker....was that too pretentious? between my mental illness and my degenerative back I live off my disability and various sources of income I pull in through being a "rent a husband". Handyman stuff, fix a pipe, patch a wall, replace a window etc.

                1. DasEngel profile image60
                  DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                  So, what are your plans for future?

                  1. HerbalApothecary profile image60
                    HerbalApothecaryposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                    Honestly? I would love to move to a legal recreational state and work on opening an all herbal remedy store (that includes cannabis). Id  work on breeding and growing new strains suited for specific ailments
                    (not only cannabis strains but work with breeding and enhancing all kinds of herbs).....Im a plant lover all around, so the idea of being able to grow ALL my own meds and to be able to present as a product i could be proud of would be a dream come true.

    2. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
      Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      what was your experience.

      1. HerbalApothecary profile image60
        HerbalApothecaryposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        With acupuncture? none at all, I'm afraid my financial situation doesn't really allow for experimentation.

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
          Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          no, with Ritalin

          1. HerbalApothecary profile image60
            HerbalApothecaryposted 13 months ago in reply to this

            When your on it and don't need it, it is a nightmare of racing thoughts, irritability, and nervous energy. It feels like someone roped a hurricane and managed to lodge it in your psyche. constant mental movement even after exhaustion.

  15. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    smile Goodbye, Kathryn. I'm off to write a new hub. Will get a new thread one of these days. wink

  16. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago

    He met Babaji in India who gave him the task of removing the barriers of unity for mankind and helping to reveal the basic truth behind all religions.  In his book he explains  "...the highest aim of religion is Self-knowledge. But to attain this, knowledge of the external world is necessary."
    (From The Holy Science by Swami Sri Yukteswar.)

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      Good fellow.

  17. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    I think one of my followers wrote a beautiful hub about 'Chaga and Righi' (herbal medicines). I'll dig it again to find some new enlightenment to my understanding of 'OptiMind'.   ^_^

  18. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago

    Thanks DasEngel. We have found a peaceful end to my original dilemma,
    I pray that moms and dads love their children enough to not give them drugs ...

    and that they will find the will to raise their children in peace and in accordance to nature which Montessori reveals in her books …
    The Secret of Childhood and
    The Absorbent Mind: This one she wrote in India when she was in exile there during the days of Mussolini in Italy.

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      India is interesting. Yep, it has been a good discussion. Better than Discovery channel anyway!

  19. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago

    You would never ask him these things! 
    I hope he will answer.

  20. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    OK, here's a redefined spiritual algorithm: Everything is same. But we need to cleanse off out pretense, and such elements.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
      Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      yes. Only what is provably true.

      1. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        OK, I'm not playing games now: We have a lot of work to do.

  21. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    Maybe, just maybe: If we were really so good, we wouldn't be on this website in the first place. Something like that?

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
      Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      Yes . why am I here?
         Why am I responding .
      why am I typing anonymously?
      expressing thoughts

      Because I can!!!!
      It is creative and I like being creative. (some are more creative than others, of course ... you for instance.)

      1. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        A blackhole dragging a comet from the sky? A mad genius?

  22. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago

    I think you are related to janesix.

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      That would be too girly for me. :-D

  23. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    What if I had godly powers? What I would have done with them? Let me think.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
      Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      You do.

      BTW It is okay to be confident.
      Arrogance is often a misinterpretation.

      1. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        You too.

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
          Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          we all do!

          1. DasEngel profile image60
            DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

            We are all mini Gods!

  24. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago

    "Hyperactivity" is not such a bad thing.
    It is natural. The problem is kids who are not left-brained learners are labeled restless by teachers who must have students conform to their dictates and tyrannical teaching methods.

    Actually, the truth is these children are right-brained thinkers/learners and do not conform to the public-school-left-brain format!!!!!

    Right brain thinkers are very creative. They must comprehend the whole first and then the parts. Left-brained learning starts with the parts and builds to the whole.

    I am a right brained learner. I must see the whole first.

  25. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    I'm chemically herbal. A chemical goodnight to ya'll Americans!

  26. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago

    Repeating: "Hyperactivity" is not such a bad thing.
    It is natural. The problem is kids who are not left-brained learners are labeled restless by teachers who must have students conform to their dictates and tyrannical teaching methods.

    Actually, the truth is these children are right-brained thinkers/learners and do not conform to the public-school-left-brain format!!!!!

    Right brain thinkers are very creative. They must comprehend the whole first and then the parts. Left-brained learning starts with the parts and builds to the whole.

    I am a right brained learner. I must see the whole first.

  27. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago

    Repeating:
    "We have found a peaceful end to my original dilemma:"

    To "... pray that moms and dads love their children enough to not give them drugs ...
    and that they find the will to raise their children in peace and in accordance to nature which Montessori reveals in her books:

    1. The Secret of Childhood 
    2. The Absorbent Mind
    3. The Montessori Method

    And if we must defund Obama Care to get Medicaid to stop this abominable practice ...
    we should!
    Not one toddler should be given psychotropic drugs. Not One!

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      This whole thing is an illusion. Not saying that it's not beneficial. But it's still illusion. An elaborate one.

  28. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    On a second thought: this is one of those venues where we may rediscover that we had indeed been bugged with illusions.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
      Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      What is the illusion?

      Some Medicaid doctors and pediatricians are not really giving kids under three these dangerous natural chemical/mind altering drugs? The article is a hoax?
      One would hope so!
      Children this age really can't even be diagnosed as officially ADD / ADHD until around age six according to the teachers I have worked with.

      1. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        It's pasta.

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    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    Spirituality is about planning what we are going to do after death.

  30. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    Satan is something very real. It's not something like a fictitious fairy. It as real as anything fleshy:  even one of a brown hare who seemed so wired with alertness, I imagined him springing right out of the frame

  31. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    As such; God must be just as real. There's hope.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
      Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      God is a given.
      I do not doubt it.
      I only know we can't find Him, Our Creator.
      Cuz we don't want to.
      We are lazy.
      We are content,
      We take all His gifts for granted.
      We are content to suffer.
      We know not how to alleviate our suffering or the suffering of others.

      Therefore I beg to differ. I do not see much hope.

      I agree.
      A picture gives us a glimpse of what we could see, feel or experience, if only we could.
      And yes, pasta is yummier and more satisfying/comforting than brown rice.
      But, I don't know about nutritious. Brown rice contains magnesium and micro nutrients. Not to mention it is a ph balanced food ... less so than millet. Millet is also yummy and nutritious.

      An analogy can be made from all this:
      What feels good in the present is not often the best solution/choice for the future.
      Those who are future oriented are the most successful in life.

      If one raises his child drug free, one will produce a healthy, robust child.
      Drugs may make your life easier in dealing with your little bundle of energy now … but think about the future! You are creating a monster.
      And you will not be the one suffering mentally.
      HE WILL BE!

      I just can't get over that report.

      1. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        **white light**

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
          Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          the light is following a specific and special blue print coming forth form the astral into the physical.
          The soul comes into the union of the egg and the sperm. and directs the development of the body.
          If the mother and father have sound physical DNA and the mother has a healthy diet, the soul manifests optimally.
          What good is white light if it cannot direct itself according to the perfect blueprint?
          Or it is not perceived and impossible to perceive, due to BRAIN DAMAGE!?
            I suppose you are trying to comfort me, D. E.  but this issue has me stumped.

          1. DasEngel profile image60
            DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

            There is nothing.

  32. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago

    The first six years constitute the development, growth and formation of the psyche!



    What mother would take Rtalin when she is pregnant?????

  33. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    Christ has been a hoax, a subtle one: it's not that he never existed, it's just that he wasn't the person that you knew him to be.

  34. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    Stay tuned. If I stay alive, I'll have something to tell. The world.

  35. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    God has submitted. It took a while though.

    1. calculus-geometry profile image87
      calculus-geometryposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      I thought God was in the kitchen cooking me some chips.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
        Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        what kind of chips?

  36. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    Maya is about 'lack of details'.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
      Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      sometimes the opposite.

      1. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        Yes, both.

  37. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    I regret that I had joined this website.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
      Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      Oh.

  38. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    On the good side, I have lost an arm. smile

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    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    I have no idea how many hubs it takes to change the course of a river.

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      I'll do a Ph.D. on it.  :-)

    2. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
      Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      Angel is engel in German. smile
      I suspect you live in Germany.

      1. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        If I make a comment on your hub, you can check the IP address yourself. :-)

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
          Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          Gunter Grass
          http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/14/world … -87.html?_

          " Mr. Grass was a playwright, essayist, short-story writer, poet, sculptor and printmaker as well as a novelist, but it was as a social critic that he gained the most notoriety, campaigning for disarmament and broad societal change.

          But ultimately, his uncompromising antimilitarism and his warnings that a unified Germany might once again threaten world peace led some of his countrymen to criticize him as a pedantic moralist who had lost touch with real life."

            http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/14/world … -87.html?_

        2. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
          Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          Therefore, I will never know.

          1. DasEngel profile image60
            DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

            You are very good at teasing, haha  :-)

  40. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    Let me post a sculpture here, by Gunter Grass.

    [edited]

  41. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    Talking of it, I now glimpse why newspapers are such vital organisms.

  42. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    Gunter Grass sculpture: I don't remember the original title, but it's clearly visible that it's a hand holding a fish.


    http://usercontent1.hubimg.com/12726076.jpg

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      Now I know what it really means.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
        Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        what?
        The oppression of human beings over fish?
        or overcoming the viciousness of the meat eating Pirañha.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piranha
        One would have to actually know or read up on his views.
        Perhaps you do not live in Germany.

        1. DasEngel profile image60
          DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          In my real life, I'm a vegetarian. Been a vegetarian from when I was as little as 8 or 9.

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
            Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

            Yes. it is not fair to the fish who have a strong instinct for survival and desire to to swim away from the human hand.
            I learned that from Chrissie Hynde, Also a very strict vegetarian. She is about 64.

            1. DasEngel profile image60
              DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

              I would love to put it away to an aquarium etc. :-)

              1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
                Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                God made Piranhas!

                1. DasEngel profile image60
                  DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                  They didn't instruct me to make compromises with Pir Hannas. :-)

                  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
                    Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                    +1

  43. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    Life is actually very simple. It was designed to be simple. But then it comes. What is that it, we don't know. Gunter Grass was trying to help us, or himself, to get an answer to that question.

  44. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    Specific websites are set up be specific people. But the technology they use to set up their website, was created by someone else. :-)

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
      Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      lol

      1. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        Some scientists made life out of dirt. But they couldn't make their own dirt. :-)

  45. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    Speaking all these, I do think and feel there is some energy.

  46. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    Spirituality has levels.

  47. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago

    I would be more impressed if you know any Piran Ha s, Budd Ha s, or Gand Hi s.

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      I'm one. :-)

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
        Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        U R DasEngleha cool

        1. DasEngel profile image60
          DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          I'm a great man. Who are you? smile

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
            Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

            Hillha. cool
            wondering, actually.

            1. DasEngel profile image60
              DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this
            2. DasEngel profile image60
              DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

              I'm not actually from your culture. But as far as I know, all the truly good and brilliant people of your culture are either Collins, or Watts, or Wells/Welles. There must be a few more. But these 3 I'm quite certain of.

              No idea if they belong to the Boston Brahmins group, or not.

              1. DasEngel profile image60
                DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                Maybe Hill is brilliant too. smile

              2. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
                Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                Rt A Redmond Pont Hill'h-A
                Oregon, USA

                Best I could do.

                1. DasEngel profile image60
                  DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                  I like Paramount Pictures films. smile

            3. DasEngel profile image60
              DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

              "And this is good old Boston,
              The home of the bean and the cod,
              Where the Lowells talk only to Cabots,
              And the Cabots talk only to God
              ."


              Boston Brahmins

              1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
                Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                Brahmins - PBS
                www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/murder/peopleeven … hmins.html
                PBS

                The term "Boston Brahmins" refers to a class of wealthy, educated, elite members of Boston society in the nineteenth century. Oliver Wendell Holmes coined the term in a novel in 1861, calling Boston's elite families "the Brahmin Caste of New England." The Boston Brahmins have long held the interest of casual and professional historians because of their unique place in nineteenth-century American culture. They were mostly the descendants of Puritans, having made their fortunes as American merchants, and they could not be described as egalitarian. Rather, they were the closest thing the United States has ever had to a true aristocracy. ...

                1. DasEngel profile image60
                  DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                  Susoeff is good too.

  48. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    Gandhi ji loved cows. Buddha ji took the trouble of finding pain where it wasn't. and... Yogananda ji loved cats. :-)

  49. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    I'll be running for office in the next election. smile

  50. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 13 months ago

    In India, there are strict rules for marriage. Brahmins may only marry from Brahmins. They instinctively realized the value of preservation.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
      Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      I am stumped by the meaning of this phrase:

      "… narrow view of respectability."

      It is a spiritual fault to have one.

      what could this mean in real life?
      a limited awareness of what is respectable?
      or of how to be "respectable?"

      respectable
      1 reputable, of good repute, upright, honest, honorable, trustworthy, decent, good, well-bred, clean-living. ANTONYMS disreputable.

      Did hippies have a "narrow view" of this?
      Who has a wide view?

      1. DasEngel profile image60
        DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        Of course, it is a bit evil to judge people by their surnames. But that doesn't mean there's no value in it. I keep refining myself. Besides, I didn't learn it from books. It took me years to reach these conclusions. And I don't take it seriously, either. Life is full of magic and miracles. :-)

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
          Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          We here say one cannot judge the book by the cover.
          Well, I wonder about that.
          Should we make (more of) an effort to portray on the outside what is in the inside?
          and does the outside end up influencing what is on the inside?
          I'm feeling a little guilty in all of this.
          I have always wanted to play up on the outside something more (less?) than respectable.
          sad

          1. DasEngel profile image60
            DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

            You may know what lies inside a book by seeing its cover. Actually, it can not be concealed. Our entire anatomy is a record of our personal history.

            I'm excluding the spirit, for the sake of brevity.

            1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
              Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

              Well, that is quite true!
              I have always wanted to reveal the powerful side of my physical self.
              My mental self is more timid.

              1. DasEngel profile image60
                DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                Honesty is what God is concerned about. But he's more concerned about love. That's what life is all about.

                1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
                  Kathryn L Hillposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                  okay.
                  thank you.
                  That allows me to tone the whole thing down.
                  kind of a relief. smile

                  1. DasEngel profile image60
                    DasEngelposted 13 months ago in reply to this

                    In my next life, I would love to become a tiger. smile

 
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