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2010-07-22 11:42:55 AM  
oops
 
2010-07-22 11:55:22 AM  
But using duct tape for time-outs is still okay, right?
 
2010-07-22 12:02:46 PM  
you are supposed to medicate yourself not the kids.

/mommy needs glass of wine
 
2010-07-22 12:10:33 PM  
I did not submit this thread.
 
2010-07-22 12:17:11 PM  
Also:

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/nuff said
 
2010-07-22 12:54:28 PM  
what doesn't kill them will only make them stronger
 
2010-07-22 01:00:14 PM  
Dead for Tax Reasons: what doesn't kill them will only make them stronger

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2010-07-22 01:16:26 PM  
www.cottontimer.com
 
2010-07-22 01:22:36 PM  
I have no problems with parents medicating their screaming brats before a plane ride. I once had a 20 hour flight to Australia with stereo screaming babies on both sides of me. They pretty much cried the whole time. I was getting ready to jump out the plane.
 
2010-07-22 02:45:21 PM  
Benadryl FTW.
 
2010-07-22 02:50:34 PM  
MemeSlave: Benadryl FTW.

If I wanted to make my hypothetical kids hyper, sure I'd give them Benadryl.

Hint: some drugs work different on some people
 
2010-07-22 02:51:26 PM  
nyquil for the whole family makes for peaceful night.
and no coughing
 
2010-07-22 02:51:44 PM  
My only problem with it is that it's a short term solution. When the medication wears off the kid is still an undisciplined monster.
 
2010-07-22 02:51:57 PM  
frankwit.com
 
2010-07-22 02:53:51 PM  
www.gourmetgirlmagazine.com

Three for me, one for him and the night goes pretty damn well
 
2010-07-22 02:54:51 PM  
Heh.
My mother used to rub paregoric on my gums when I was teething.
'till may Dad told her what it was.
 
2010-07-22 02:55:16 PM  
Any chance you could just raise your kids to be proper humans? No? o.k. then drug the hell out of them instead.
 
2010-07-22 02:55:17 PM  
i.ytimg.com
 
2010-07-22 02:56:37 PM  
PainInTheASP: But using duct tape for time-outs is still okay, right?

Does not approve.
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2010-07-22 02:57:13 PM  
GAT_00: MemeSlave: Benadryl FTW.

If I wanted to make my hypothetical kids hyper, sure I'd give them Benadryl.

Hint: some drugs work different on some people


THIS. Cough medicine would bounce me off the walls.

And why spend so much on the medicine. Baileys is much cheaper and the kid will probably like it more.
 
2010-07-22 02:58:46 PM  
karlandtanya: Heh.
My mother used to rub paregoric on my gums when I was teething.
'till may Dad told her what it was.


That's just a party in a bottle right there...
 
2010-07-22 02:59:06 PM  
I know a few imbeciles like this. Wonder why their kids are retarded like them, slow, groggy and pasty? I stick to the old fashioned let's do enough playing, running, thinking every day to tire you out so they pass out at bedtime, no chemicals needed. That way Daddy can medicate in private at night with rarely a disturbance. But maybe I'm one of those people that care about my crotchfruit.
 
2010-07-22 03:01:05 PM  
"Using information from the National Poison Data System, Yin found that children were most commonly receiving analgesics, stimulants/street drugs, sedatives, hypnotics, antipsychotics and cough or cold medications." - Damn it, I had no idea mom was holding back from me when she gave me those Flintstone chewables.
 
2010-07-22 03:02:40 PM  
GAT_00: MemeSlave: Benadryl FTW.

If I wanted to make my hypothetical kids hyper, sure I'd give them Benadryl.

Hint: some drugs work different on some people


Children under a certain age get the opposite of the intended effects of uppers or downers. That's why the 1 1/2 year old got hyper from benedryl. That's also why the label says to CONSULT A DOCTOR before giving it to children UNDER 6.

This is also why an old wive's remedy for a restless baby was to give them coffee.
 
2010-07-22 03:05:22 PM  
sje1978: I know a few imbeciles like this. Wonder why their kids are retarded like them, slow, groggy and pasty? I stick to the old fashioned let's do enough playing, running, thinking every day to tire you out so they pass out at bedtime, no chemicals needed. That way Daddy can medicate in private at night with rarely a disturbance. But maybe I'm one of those people that care about my crotchfruit.

My son gets night terrors, like crazy he's not really awake screaming holy shiat the neighbors thing we're murdering him kind.

We tried the typical treatment for kids which is to try and get them to bed earlier and then wake them up before the cycle starts with them. It works only for a time but eventually he'll cycle back into having them just at a different schedule.

Call abuse if you want, but we've found that on nights where we have to sleep a small dose of whiskey (and I am talking small here, like rub his gums small not an actual drink) keeps him asleep the entire night.

So there you have it.
 
2010-07-22 03:07:04 PM  
I'm not a parent, but I'd like to think if you're that crappy of a parent, where you have to actually drug them, it really says a lot about you as a human being.


That being said, some of you have really no business being parents in the first place. You're screw ups, your genetic stinks, and you already stink at being a human being, let alone a parent. The world would be a better place without some of you, and at minimal you should consider sterilizing yourself.

Sorry for rant.

Future step-sister in law, 2 kids, 2 different hispanic baby daddies, has herpes, and yes your tax dollars are in her welfare checks. The kicker is she's only in her early 20's.

Whatever happened to ostracizing men and women who make little bastard children?
 
2010-07-22 03:10:22 PM  
pvd021: Future step-sister in law, 2 kids, 2 different hispanic baby daddies, has herpes, and yes your tax dollars are in her welfare checks. The kicker is she's only in her early 20's. - Did she vote for Obama?
 
2010-07-22 03:12:27 PM  
therealpope
pvd021: Future step-sister in law, 2 kids, 2 different hispanic baby daddies, has herpes, and yes your tax dollars are in her welfare checks. The kicker is she's only in her early 20's. - Did she vote for Obama?

No, that would require her to ask someone for a ride, and the process of standing in line and waiting would cut into her party time.
 
2010-07-22 03:14:13 PM  
I'll buy any child under twelve on this flight a double Jack and Coke!
 
2010-07-22 03:18:28 PM  
Don't these people have televisions? Seriously, just pop in an Elmo DVD and get an hour break. Even little babies get hypnotized by the Baby Einstein DVDs.

Actually, I suspect it's because television has been vilified to such an extent that parents think it's healthier to drug their kids than plug them in for an hour or two.

I know a mother whose child was dehydrated because he was sick and didn't feel like drinking anything. I suggested giving him some Fanta or 7 UP, and she said she was just going to take him to the emergency room. To me that's insane! Going to the emergency room is not safer than ingesting high fructose corn syrup.
 
2010-07-22 03:18:35 PM  
Walker: I have no problems with parents medicating their screaming brats before a plane ride. I once had a 20 hour flight to Australia with stereo screaming babies on both sides of me. They pretty much cried the whole time. I was getting ready to jump out the plane.

I recently spent an hour on a plane with one that was screaming like it was on fire. The mother was trying everything, and could NOT make it stop.

Drugs are the answer.
 
2010-07-22 03:23:23 PM  
All the more to stop the annoying breathing sound, amirite?
 
2010-07-22 03:32:22 PM  
Any chance you could just raise your kids to be proper humans,... then drug the hell out of them instead.

Glaxo says, why not both?
 
2010-07-22 03:32:28 PM  
Sounds like someone at CNN has never been in a room full of loud kids.
 
2010-07-22 03:32:52 PM  
grizzlyjohnson: Children under a certain age get the opposite of the intended effects of uppers or downers. That's why the 1 1/2 year old got hyper from benedryl. That's also why the label says to CONSULT A DOCTOR before giving it to children UNDER 6.

Well I'm in my 20s and it still gives me energy when I take it. Antihistamines have never made me sleepy.
 
2010-07-22 03:33:14 PM  
ronnievincent.com

Works on my kids every time.
 
2010-07-22 03:40:45 PM  
Anytime you're giving a medication for any other purpose other than for what it's explicitly prescribed for, you run the risk of harming your child

How do the drugs know when they are supposed to be harmful and when they are supposed to be helpful? I think we need to research this idea that drugs can do different things based on the intent of the care-giver.
 
2010-07-22 04:15:03 PM  
greighwolf: All the more to stop the annoying breathing sound, amirite?

It's instant potty training as well.
 
2010-07-22 05:18:03 PM  
"It's certainly better than being pushed to edge, spanking a child or slamming doors or really losing it," she said.

No. No it really isn't. You know what really helps? Being a farking parent and providing consistent consequences. Yelling or slamming doors now and then is not the end of the world and is certainly better than drugging children.

We're all human. I've gotten really frazzled and fed up with my children. But you're the adult and need to act like one.

My parents also spanked me now and then. I think I accept that a whole lot more than I would memories of them drugging me. Maybe it's just me...
 
2010-07-22 05:25:37 PM  
sje1978: I know a few imbeciles like this. Wonder why their kids are retarded like them, slow, groggy and pasty? I stick to the old fashioned let's do enough playing, running, thinking every day to tire you out so they pass out at bedtime, no chemicals needed. That way Daddy can medicate in private at night with rarely a disturbance. But maybe I'm one of those people that care about my crotchfruit.

I certainly don't
 
2010-07-22 06:40:33 PM  
My babysitter (who was my best friends 70 year old grandmother) used to make her and I run around the block to make us tired. It never worked.
 
2010-07-22 09:00:12 PM  
IdBeCrazyIf: sje1978:

...

My son gets night terrors, like crazy he's not really awake screaming holy shiat the neighbors thing we're murdering him kind.

We tried the typical treatment for kids which is to try and get them to bed earlier and then wake them up before the cycle starts with them. It works only for a time but eventually he'll cycle back into having them just at a different schedule.

Call abuse if you want, but we've found that on nights where we have to sleep a small dose of whiskey (and I am talking small here, like rub his gums small not an actual drink) keeps him asleep the entire night.

So there you have it.


Does he have panic attacks during the day,or just at night? If the former, you may consider a dopamine precursor.

/Not a doctor
 
2010-07-23 09:56:32 AM  
There's a really easy way to avoid this: don't have kids.

Seriously, if you can't handle it, don't do it. Marriage, children, fame, whatever it is, if you're not sure you can deal with it, just stay away. The world would be a better place, and a lot of people would be happier, if people had a better sense of their real capacities. Fark is pretty much a litany of people repeatedly proving that they can't really handle the challenges they take on.

As Dirty Harry said, a man's got to know his limitations.
 
2010-07-23 11:26:26 AM  
Sylvia_Bandersnatch: There's a really easy way to avoid this: don't have kids.

Seriously, if you can't handle it, don't do it. Marriage, children, fame, whatever it is, if you're not sure you can deal with it, just stay away. The world would be a better place, and a lot of people would be happier, if people had a better sense of their real capacities. Fark is pretty much a litany of people repeatedly proving that they can't really handle the challenges they take on.

As Dirty Harry said, a man's got to know his limitations.


I'll drink to that.
 
2010-07-23 05:33:00 PM  
Kirk's_Toupee: you are supposed to medicate yourself not the kids.

/mommy needs glass of wine


mommy needs glasses of wine

/FTFY
 
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