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The following article was posted on March 21st, 2013, in the New Times - Volume 27, Issue 34 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 27, Issue 34

Killing our children's dreams

San Luis Obispo

By Jay Mendelsohn

I agree with David Torik’s assessment of how our schools (and medical establishment) deal with children who don’t meet “so called” standards (“The dreams of our children,” March 14). Our society wants a quick fix to everything. Just send them to a psychiatrist who can suggest a drug to help them conform.

The drugs may help the school and parents deal with these special children, but they only suppress their possible true talents. And it all comes down to money, of course. More money for the school and medical profession. We all need to take the time to nurture our children’s special talents, rather than helping to destroy countless dreams.