Why are Meds pushed on our children in school?

Why is it in some schools that the Special Ed Dept/Committee insist on pushing Meds on students? It's painful and difficult enough having to deal with the fact that your child has a disability like ADD or ADHD, but then you have so many others like parents, school officials, teachers telling you what you should or should not do with your child or who you should or should not listen to when it comes to your child. It seems that they start pushing meds on kids at such a young age 4-5 years old. The schools do not want to give a child a chance. If a child is a little out of line, or not like the majority of their peers, then there has to be something wrong and you as a parent should look into meds. I know every child is different and in some cases yes meds are needed, but man it seems like every other child mostly boys are on some kind of medication at an age that is too young. What's Going On!!!!! I support the Special Education Department and respect the Teachers that take on those jobs. I know that they are difficult and require a tremendous amount of patience. When I was growing up the way my parents and many others dealt with us when we got out of line was a spanking or a smack. And let me tell you, a smack at a young age is a lot easier to remember than a time out and therefore most kids try harder not to make the same mistake twice. Now a days it's frowned upon to disipline your child that way, you can go to jail and be labeled a negligent child abuser. Of course there are those parents out there that should be in jail for the excessive harm they impose on their children. I do not approve of punching or kicking your child that's crazy. Today the alternative to a smack/spanking that some doctors, schools and even parents have for dealing with difficult children is to medicate them. Again I feel that kids are not given a chance, each child develops at his or her own pace. The pressures put on the child and the parent are ridiculous.
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