The Rights of Children and Parents In Regard to Children Receiving Psychiatric Diagnoses and Drugs – This article deals with negative rights that is, the right to be free of certain kinds of interferences in one’s life. In regard to children, these rights are protected by society, often regardless of parental wishes, such as legal prohibitions against physical or sexual abuse. In making judgments about children, this analysis will, like in the USA courts, rely upon the standard of the child’s best interests (Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2012; also see Gottstein, 2012), including the ‘the physical, mental, emotional and moral well-being’ of the child (FindLaw, undated: 1). However, I will argue that when it comes to the psychiatric drugging of children, which, I maintain, can be seen as a form of child abuse, this standard cannot be relied upon to protect children. Using the examples of stimulant drugs for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and antipsychotic drugs for Bipolar Disorder, I ask. ‘Is it ever in a child’s best interest to be psychiatrically diagnosed and medicated?’