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August 8, 2011
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Just Say No, Parents.

Calvin & Hobbes, & Ritalin.

A young family friend was raised on Ritalin. He was hyper and happy and motivated and bouncing off the walls and...his parents didn't want to deal. So, Ritalin, yah, was more for them than it was for him.

Let's consider whether hyperactivity is more a result of a lack of exercise, a real food diet, encouraging discipline and timely affection...a lack of time spent outdoors skinning knees and climbing trees, pretending this and that and swinging a baseball bat...instead of babysat by video games and TV.

And let's discuss alternative options to drugging our children.

Or, at least, let's slow down ourselves, enough to contemplate "The saddest Calvin & Hobbes cartoon you'll ever ignore because you have more serious things to do."

~Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis
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