The Art of Distraction

Often, mothers coming out of prison are behind the power curve on how to deal with the conditions that may have arisen with their children while there were incarcerated. Advice that may be appealing is to medicate children that could provide a temporary solution but not address the core problem.

This is especially appealing when there are so many other pressing demands on time and finances. “With Ritalin, the parent stupefies the child for the parant’s good.” The article is a good introduction to some of the traps associated with this strategy.

The Art of Distraction

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