Obedient and Compliant: Bad Sign

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When my 3-year-old son is cooperative, obedient, and compliant, I know something is very wrong. Sure enough, he had a stomach bug. He's better now. I know because he is taking things apart that I was heretofore unaware could be taken apart, trying to explore places he has not ventured to before, seeing if he can play his toy piano with toy trucks, second-guessing everything I say, that kind of thing. For me, that means, everything is good with him again.
  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    It's a symptom of "young things" - I've seen it in children and in pets. When they are quieter and more compliant than usual...something's wrong.

    As the child gets older, when they are quiet and more compliant...they are hiding something:p
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      <snip> As the child gets older, when they are quiet and more compliant...they are hiding something:p

      From my experience, this happens with wives, too.
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    Too bad that in the US the schools might now try to say your normal, healthy boy
    is ADD/ADAD and needs meds.
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by bizgrower View Post

      Too bad that in the US the schools might now try to say your normal, healthy boy
      is ADD/ADAD and needs meds.
      They do that in Canada, too. Been doing it for decades. Luckily my little guy's behavior is within the "normal" range. If they tried to push drugs on him, we'd do homeschooling. His mother used to be a school teacher.
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      • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
        Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

        They do that in Canada, too. Been doing it for decades. Luckily my little guy's behavior is within the "normal" range. If they tried to push drugs on him, we'd do homeschooling. His mother used to be a school teacher.
        Good for you on both the homeschooling and recognizing when your kid is under the weather and normal. A reason for having baby sitters, teachers, caregivers who are experienced enough to know the differences and not get alarmed when they don't have to.

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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Dan - schools in the US are PAID for each kid they put on psychotropic drugs - so they are trained to know the difference - it's just more lucrative to put anyone that ever needs any special attention on drugs. It's not they don't know - it's that they don't care.
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    Beware the medical industrial complex.
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