Dr. Randy Cima’s blog
You may wonder why I do this.
Well, first, I’m a child advocate. There are millions of us, so I don’t claim special recognition. I suspect you are too.
Thirty years ago, however, when I became the Director for a new CASA program, a prudent judge taught me an advocate (a guardian ad litem in court) speaks not for children and their rights – many others do that – and instead an advocate speaks the words children would speak, if they could speak for themselves. Those are distinctly different perspectives. So, from their perspective, in their voice, our children would like to speak to us, to ask this question:
“Why do you give us so many chemicals for what seems to us to be regular ‘growin’-up’ behaviors? We’d like an explanation.
Worrisome “mental health issues,” and other such dreadful terms, provides adults with what appears to be a thoughtful…
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