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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:13 PM
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Daycare owner accused of doping kids' milk
The owner of a Van Alstyne, Texas day care has been accused of putting antihistimines in children's food so they would fall asleep after lunch.

Kimberly Lane, the owner of the Luv N Learning day care, was arrested and charged with 16 counts of child endangerment after someone called authorities and said she was mixing an over-the-counter antihistimine with milk and then giving it to children.

Investigators are now trying to figure out how long Lane had been dolling out her concoction, known as "special milk."

Lane and the day care are now being investigated by Child Protective Services and the Van Alstyine Police Department.

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/15428144/2011/09/09/daycare-...
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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:32 PM
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1. People are sick.
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:35 PM
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2. Ah, the old Benadryl In the Milk trick.
I'd be lying if I said I didn't do that to my own kids a few times ;)
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:41 PM
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6. back in the day, people did all kinds of things, like slipping the kids a lil alcohol
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:49 PM
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9. Ped's actually recommend the Benadryl trick, even today.
Edited on Fri Sep-09-11 03:50 PM by Xithras
When small children are having problems sleeping, and normal techniques like set bedtimes, diet adjustments, and quiet rooms don't work, many pediatricians will openly recommend giving your kid a dose of Benadryl before bedtime to help them fall asleep. It obviously shouldn't be a regular practice, but it's an effective and safe way to help adjust a child's sleep schedule.

I'm not defending this lady (NOBODY should be drugging kids without their parents knowledge and informed consent), but the practice is very common. At various times, and for different reasons, I did it with all three of my kids when they were little.
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:51 PM
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10. BINGO!
"(NOBODY should be drugging kids without their parents knowledge and informed consent)".
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 04:28 PM
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14. exactly
As parents that's for us to do, daycare providers shouldn't be doing it.

I had to do it with my daughter a couple times when she was in the twos, she just wouldn't wind down and go to bed. Then I figured out that she liked the "Brothers and Sisters" album from The Allman Bros.

She'd start winding down when I put it on and always went to sleep toward the end of "Jessica" :)
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 04:29 PM
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16. delete dupe nt
Edited on Fri Sep-09-11 04:30 PM by guitar man
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1monster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 05:39 PM
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18. My son didn't sleep. Round the clock for the first three years, he was up every two hours.
I stopped afternoon naps for him at one year old (he rarely slept then anyway). When he did take an afternoon nap, he would be up very late. I used Benedryl, but usually not until midnight or 1 AM. And it still took an hour for him to go to sleep.

When he was three years old, I got a break. He stopped getting up ever two hours and went to a get-up-two-or-three-time-a-night gig. When he started kindergarten, it was two or three time a week in the night.

As a young adult, he still has very irrgeular sleeping habits. But, alas! I can no longer dose him with Benedryl!

(It's why I only had one child... Another with sleep patterns like his would have killed me. )
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:36 PM
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3. did you see that mug shot? Lady looks like a fucking ghoul.
I get the feeling she's been putting meth in her own 'special milk'.
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:37 PM
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4. That was a scary picture.
:scared:
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:47 PM
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7. Season 2 of "the walking dead" called...
they need you back on set, ma'am.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 06:11 PM
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21. I was going to say the same thing... meth-head deluxe
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:40 PM
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5. "special milk". OMG but kinda funny too
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 04:01 PM
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12. milk plus
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Wait Wut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 05:44 PM
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19. Oh...come on!
That guy gives me nightmares. I was waaaaay too young when I saw that movie the first time.
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:47 PM
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8. You have to know this is a story coming out of TX or FL.. TX wins this one.
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:53 PM
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11. I always joke about doing that when the kids are acting like monsters, but I never actually did it!
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 04:14 PM
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13. Bring back the good old days. This wouldn't have happened 100 years ago.
No, they would have used opium, not antihistamines. Well, they did.
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 05:11 PM
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17. yes; it was marketed to factory working mothers so they could leave their children alone
while they worked
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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 04:29 PM
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15. Get outta here!!! That is friggin sick! n/t
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 05:45 PM
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20. My mother always used gin.
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 06:58 PM
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22. Maybe she wanted the kids to fall asleep so she could knock a few back herself
she looks a bit, wan, in that picture.
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