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    Coming to the United States...World Health Organization "laughter standards?"

    Children investigated for laughing too loudly
    School pupils have been accused of laughing too loudly during playtime.
    Published: 8:02PM BST 20 Jul 2009

    Council inspectors are investigating a Roman Catholic primary school after complaints about the noise levels.

    Officials from a noise pollution team were brought in after neighbours claimed they were being confined inside their homes due to the "unbearable" screams of laughter from the youngsters.

    Locals also complained about shouting by the school's sports teacher during games lessons at SS Osmund and Andrew's Primary School in Breightmet, near Bolton, Greater Manchester. One described it as a "monotone bellowing".
    See remainder of the story here:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...oo-loudly.html

    Evidently, there are WHO standards for laughter that the noise pollution team is using to measure the children.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...ryId=106836803

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    Some people believe that the sound of children laughing is like music.

    Then again some people believe that children should be seen and not heard.

    Now the WHO believes that children should come with a MUTE button?

    Come on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post
    Now the WHO believes that children should come with a MUTE button?

    Come on!
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    * eyeroll * I could go on, but I'd better stifle it in the interest of NOT getting banned. Children's laughter is musical and magical. And when boys act like boys, it's NOT ADHD, you don't have to drug them! Embrace it, they don't stay little and full of wonder for ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny View Post
    * eyeroll * I could go on, but I'd better stifle it in the interest of NOT getting banned. Children's laughter is musical and magical. And when boys act like boys, it's NOT ADHD, you don't have to drug them! Embrace it, they don't stay little and full of wonder for ever.
    Exactly, There is no doubt in my mind that YOU are a great mother. Well put by the way.

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    We had people here try to ban kid street hockey, which is about as Canadian as it gets. The ban was quickly overturned when the media got hold of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny View Post
    * eyeroll * I could go on, but I'd better stifle it in the interest of NOT getting banned. Children's laughter is musical and magical. And when boys act like boys, it's NOT ADHD, you don't have to drug them! Embrace it, they don't stay little and full of wonder for ever.
    Amen, A good friend of mine has full custody of his son, Because his ex can't deal with her kid and has him drugged by the doctors all the time. He is a hyper kid and a handfull. But his father didn't like it when he would go pick up his son from his mother. Because the kid was allways out of it. From being drugged up all the time.

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