This is kind of a s/o of another question....
Do you think what is common sense to one person may not necessarily be common sense to another?
For example: Some parents give their kids benadryl to help them sleep. To me it is common sense that you don't give your kids meds. unless they are actually needed. But others may disagree.
What do you think? Who determines what is common sense? What are some things that you think are common sense? (And lets avoid things like if your child is missing for 30 days, it is common sense to call the police...I'm talking everyday stuff that some may see as common sense and others may think differently)
Answer by JoLee12345 at 12:58 PM on Jul. 7, 2011
Answer by tnm786 at 7:10 PM on Jul. 6, 2011
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Answer by Nanixh at 7:34 PM on Jul. 6, 2011
Common sense is really a moving target. It depends on one's personal experience as well as the needs of a child - per your example. It is common sense to do what your doctor suggested. DD's doctor suggested benadryl when she has problems sleeping. The doctor has also prescribed amphetamines (aka diet pills) for my underweight DD. DD has ADHD and these are both medications commonly prescribed to treat ADHD's hyperactivity as well as the trouble sleeping that these kids have...Some people don't feel that ADHD exists and refuse to give their kids medications.
Answer by JSD24 at 7:56 PM on Jul. 6, 2011
Common sense is the ability to look at a multi- facted problem, connect the dots by identifying the relationship between the different entities, and possess the ability to formulate a workable solution based on the information at hand, prior experience and their own knowledge base.
A person with common sense would realize that it is not healthy for a child to routinely be dosed up with Benadryl, in order to induce sleep, but who might decide that giving a dose of Benadryl to a child who was taking an all night transglobal flight might be be kind and appropriate. The common sensical person might also run it by their pediatrician for safe dose guidelines and reinforcement.
Answer by Sisteract at 9:46 PM on Jul. 6, 2011
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Answer by Shaken1976 at 10:05 PM on Jul. 6, 2011