Pubdate: Mon, 28 Feb 2000
Source: Orange County Register (CA)
Copyright: 2000 The Orange County Register
Contact:  P.O. Box 11626, Santa Ana, CA 92711
Fax: (714) 565-3657
Author: Steve Gick-Lake Forest


I find it "troubling" that the number of preschoolers being drugged
has increased sharply from 1991 to 1995 ["Toddler Rx rise causes
concern," News, Feb. 23]. Could it be that our society's rush to push
children into daycare has a bearing on this problem? Researchers
should make a comparison between children who are raised at home by a
parent, as opposed to those raised in daycare. Perhaps we would find
that it is necessary to drug our children so that parents can each
have fulfilling careers and nice things.

Steve Gisk,
Lake Forest
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