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August 21st, 2006
11:36 am


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My boss sent me this link http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14309026/ as potentially interesting. And it is. But what really caught my eye was a link to Related Content:

"TV kills kids' pain better than moms" http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14397353/

I have SEEN this. Thomas had an earache in the middle of the night. I was rocking him while he wimpered and groused as much as a small, tired, hurting child can, when he asked for the TV to be on. Instant change. He was utterly still while watching, without wimpering or even needing me to hold him.

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Date:August 21st, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
I read that this weekend. Ada is the same way, pain or no pain. Seasame Street comes on and she zones out everything.

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Date:August 24th, 2006 02:19 am (UTC)
and it seems doubled in affect with anyone with ADHD. I can't have a conversation with half my friends when the TV is on, and yes, they are all diagnosed with ADHD or some form.
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