Saturday, July 30, 2016

If Behavior is Okay, Why Treat It?

If a two-year-old says, “No,” rather than obeying, apparently that is to be accepted since he is a child.  If this behavior becomes a problem, a label from the DSM-IV is placed on his behavior, which gives further credibility to accepting the behavior and not correcting it.  Yet the same culture that labels behavior also attempts to change that behavior with chemicals, while avoiding personal responsibility. 

Robert D. Smith, M.D., The Christian Counselor’s Medical Desk Reference, pg.151

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