Hot Topic (3/28): Medicating children to keep them quiet
This was reported last December by msnbc.msn.com:
From time to time, you hear about parents administering Benadryl or something similar to keep a child drowsy during an airline flight. A few years ago, a daycare provider in Montana was convicted in the death of a baby after she medicated him (and others in her care) with an antihistamine.
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Would you ever use medication to keep your child calm and/or quiet?
What do you think about parents who choose to do so?
How is this different from using medication to control ADHD or similar disorders?