6-Year-Old Hauled to Psych Ward Despite Parent’s Wishes

Last week, a school in Los Angeles sent a little boy to a psychiatric ward without his mother’s leave. Why? Worrying about the fact that his dad had been deployed to Iraq, the boy had drawn a violent picture and had written that he wanted to die, which caused the school to manifest this knee-jerk reaction.

The mother told school staff she would take her son to a therapist, but she was told it was (conveniently!) too late – the ambulance had already been sent.

This six-year-old child spent two solid days in a place foreign to him before anyone would let his mother have him back. Of course, this only further traumatized the poor child, as if the trauma of seeing his daddy leave for overseas combat were not enough.

ParentalRights.org president Michael Farris states, “Clearly, giving school and other government officials complete control in these kinds of situations goes too far.”

The proposed Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution would affirm that “[t]he liberty of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children is a fundamental right,” and would help defuse such situations as above.

Please pass this post to others you know who might find such atrocity terrifying, and urge them to visit parentalrights.org/petition

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

2 thoughts on “6-Year-Old Hauled to Psych Ward Despite Parent’s Wishes

  1. There is no excuse for this! It makes me sick- since when does an educational institution with limited contact with a child know better than his own mother?

  2. Your are right, this is very bad, but in my opinion, the worst part is that while the dad is away fighting for his country, that country is attacking his wife and child.
    It is sickening, indeed.
    Since when? The heart of man has always been desperately wicked. The enemy of our souls has always come to steal, kill, and destroy.
    Join the petition to add rights to our Constitution, quickly, before the UN takes them away!
    And if you do not yet homeschool, start. Hurry.

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