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To: wolfman23601

tell you what speed-man,

You go adopt or foster yourself a child born brain damaged from a drug or alcohol adicted mother (ADHD is part of the result) - or an autistic kid - or a bipolar kid

Plenty of them in the foster child data base, just check it

Then you find a way you can help him to “release his energy” and succeed in school (even homeschool, which I do) participate in group activities that build healthy peer relationships and his own sense of self esteem - all while “releasing his energy” - no medication, of course.

My ADHD kid used to “release his energy” by spinning, rolling around the classroom, darting or wandering away from the group, punching other kids and chasing them with sticks, breaking his pencils in half, darting away from group activities and his one-on-one teacher aide, jumping off our furniture, swing sets, stair railings etc, completing 1 question on his tests in 30 minutes and then dropping to the floor to roll- somersaulting down the aisle at church etc etc etc -

constantly

Man life was one big energy release. And man was he sad. No one could stand to be around him because he couldn’t DO anything with them.

Hey guess what, now he can read! Do math, take art lessons, attend Boy Scout meetings and listen to his patrol leader’s directions, be on a basketball team .... and he has friends! He gets invited to birthday parties!

If that is long term, damage, we will live with it

When you walk the walk with your own ADHD kid, we’ll talk the talk


42 posted on 01/23/2013 7:58:20 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: silverleaf

“My ADHD kid used to “release his energy” by spinning, rolling around the classroom, darting or wandering away from the group, punching other kids and chasing them with sticks, breaking his pencils in half, darting away from group activities and his one-on-one teacher aide, jumping off our furniture, swing sets, stair railings etc, completing 1 question on his tests in 30 minutes and then dropping to the floor to roll- somersaulting down the aisle at church etc etc etc -”

LoL sounds like a typical boy. It gets better as he gets older... or perhaps you should have raised him as a homosexual. Also keep in mind that not all people are wired for academics.

You also never answered my question. Have you ever taken one of his ritalins and, if so, do you still find it appropriate for a child? If not, you need to.


45 posted on 01/23/2013 8:06:28 AM PST by wolfman23601
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