Okay, I was watching the news today and they had a segment about a mother who decided to give her daughter growth hormone injections because she was short. She was teased apparently by other children, which in itself is wrong but it happens.
I’m sorry but I do have a problem with this. I can understand if medically something was wrong with this young girl, but because she was the shortest student and the kids teased her is no reason to go injecting God knows what into her. The doctor said they’ve been using these growth hormones for 20 years and still they don’t know everything there is to know and the long term affects are still not completely known.
What really made me upset was that the mother said, right in front of her daughter, she just wanted to give her daughter a chance to be NORMAL. Since when was being short abnormal? I felt bad for the girl, who looked to be about 7 or 8. Kids get teased for a number of things, wearing glasses, being too heavy, too skinny, flat chested, freckles, their nose is too big, their ears are too big, etc…. It’s gone on for decades and will always be an issue with young kids.
So my question is this, why should we teach our children that they need to change their looks or differences to make someone else like them? They need to be teaching them that everyone is different in so many ways and that’s okay. So she’s short, she’s also only a child with a lot of growing yet to do.
Okay that was my rant, I’m done. It really struck a cord with me and I was interested in what all of you thought about it. I didn’t do any research on it, I just watched the interview. My thoughts as a mother are this, God made you the way he intended, if you choose to change that at least wait until you are done growing.