To: Founding Father
One of the major ways adults get government money is for their child to be declared to have some kind of mental/emotional/learning disorder. They get a prescribed medication and something I call "children's disability" money. I do not know the total amount that children are eligible to receive, nor do I know the name of this government subsidizing of mental/emotional/drugged disorder - I only know from someone on the front lines that it exists. It is appalling, IMHO. Previous generations were "drugged" by the promise of the welfare state. With welfare reform, some of that "medication" has been transformed from brain numbing to work requiring. (Not all, by any means - but some improvement has occurred). But that government program produced generations of "fatherless" children many of whom grew up to populate our prisons.
Now we are raising a generation of psycho drugged children - and what will be the result when they are fully grown?
I shudder to think.
It is very hard to get a diagnosis of a problem for your child.
My daughter has severe speech problems and some other issues. She would qualify for much help except that we finally got an MRI for her. The MRI showed significant brain damage, so she nows qualifies for lots of help.
Unfortunately, I would much rather have a normal child than a child with significant brain damage.
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