The Parents

This week I had a post called, ‘The Youth‘, which received this comment from Leap of A Beta.

Every time I hear that phrase, “Oh, kids today.” I have to make a quick judgment call on whether I want to deal with the backlash of saying, “Oh, parents today”

Hilariously enough, the person in question doesn’t even have to be a parent at all, let alone of whichever kid we’re discussing, to blow up

Well here’s the proof he’s right(as if we really needed it). Parents using melatonin to get their kids to fall asleep.

CBS affiliate KHOU in Houston reports some parents are turning to a supplement called melatonin to get their kids to bed at night.

“He’d just be up all night, all wound up, not able to sleep,” Heather Huddleston, mother of 5-year-old Blake, told KHOU.

But of course that doesn’t address the developmental issues with kids whose hormones are needed to fully promote their growth.

“Using melatonin to improve sleep in children may be relatively safe, but medicalizes a problem of childhood that is better addressed behaviorally,” Dr. Saul Rothenberg, a board-certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist at North Shore-LIJ Sleep Disorders Center in Great Neck, N.Y., told in an email.

Exactly. All the pills and supplements available won’t make you a good parent. Searching “kids sleep melatonin” I came up with results from 2008 so the story is not exactly new, but neither is the solution. Sound parenting. I have a hard time beleiving any of the parents who say “we took away the TV and Ipad, blah blah blah”. The fact that the child had it in the first place, for however many years is the problem. The kid probably still can’t sleep because they’re having withdrawls. What do you expect from kids who are constantly plugged in because mom and dad are “too busy” to bother paying attention so put in a DVD instead.

I’ve said before being a parent is simple you simply have to not be a selfish prick.


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Posted on August 24, 2013, in No Hope For America, Problems to Ponder, The Life of Man and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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