Originally posted by 1337designs according to my school counselors, 9 out of 10 kids had ADD or ADHD..
Yeah, kids with too much energy...must be a rampant epidemic of some horrible disorder, not the drug companies trying to push Ridalin for profit, or kids eating too much sugar and playing video games for 8 hours on end.
there is no one to blame for adhd. It is something that you have. you can help it but only to an extent. Its not being able to get away with anything its not being able to sit still, pay attention, not get distracted. so really the only people to blame for adhd is people that are ignorant about it and think it isnt a desease
Jonny Stick hands went sleeping with the stick fishes
I think it's high time that people (educators, teachers, doctors etc), get back to the good old days of telling it like it is, not candy-coating the truth.
If you lay it on the line, perhaps the youngsters'll have a clearer perspective on the future. Sort of like...
'Look, kid, here's the facts. You're a scatterbrained half-wit. You'll never amount to much in a world that has a shrinking job market and hires quality (or family) over quantity, so you'd better just find a self-medicating way to get through this life and hope that the next one deals you a better hand'.