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Climbing on furniture and talking too much could lead to a psychiatric diagnosis for your child

By Shelley Wilkins, Online Opinion, 9 November 2021

A common refrain children down the ages have heard is “you don’t know how lucky you are. When I was your age…” with some grown-up saying how they made do with far less and worked harder.

In 2021, I can say with all honesty that children growing up today face an unprecedented threat of a kind never imagined when we were kids.

The last 20 years has seen billions of dollars profit pocketed in medicalising almost every childhood behaviour, labelling them as “diseases.”

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