While the globe turns politically, we still have our local space... the one we live in, and Mark Morford (at the San Francisco Chronicle) , one of my all-time favorite social commentators, says:
Drug Up Your Teen Today!
This just in: Prozac is a better treatment than talking to your kid. Isn't life fabulous?
From his piece: "Hey, they've done studies. Studies that finally prove once and for all that Prozac is much more effective on your depressed miserable slouchy door-slammin' punkass teen than merely talking to him and loving him well and teaching him to appreciate life and sex and spirituality and fine artisan cheeses. So you know it must be true. "Come on, yuppies. Tell me how it's much better for these kids to be psychopharmalogically altered for their own good and shipped off to an off-shore school, as the TV tells us you do.
I'm the mother of children, now 27 and 32. They are not without their "issues", and it was when they were teens that the "drug and sequester the behavior problems" came of age. The practices are florid now. Tell me why you' d rather drug your kids than talk and work with them to help them cope with life on the Happy Planet.