It’s an EPIDEMIC.
American Boy Disease...
Could it really be a problem with the children...or.....
Nah, progressives are never, ever wrong.
Although he SUPPOSEDLY cannot stay focused in the classroom he CAN and DOES spend hours playing video games.
Don’t forget, school districts get increased per pupil aid for children with diagnosed conditions.
Not that administrators would be tempted.
When our son was in 3rd grade, the school counselor said he had ADD. As we were leaving that meeting, Mr. M asked how many kids were diagnosed with ADD. She said 49% of boys to which Mr. M replied, then its normal. We had hi tested. Seems he was gifted. Our son made it clear however that he would not be singled out and put in any program so we made him do extra work and kept on his case. He still fought regular school and now at 33 will tell you he probably was/is ADD. I diagnose it as genius with faint Aspergers and somewhat savant.
A world-class scam that is going to blow up in our faces.
1. Food additives - glutamate for example. (AKA MSG among other names) Is used as a preservative in processed foods. But glutamate is an excitatory neurotransmitter. With the rise in processed food consumption, you cannot feed a child a steady diet of exogenous excitatory brain chemicals & expect them to sit still. Red food dye has been shown to have the same effect.
2. Lack of parenting. As another poster pointed out, some kids can sit for hours & play video games or stare at the TV, but when it comes to school, they aren’t made to apply themselves & be disciplined.
Our country is hosed.
Another designer disease.
Instead of sitting at a computer, let the kids go outside and run their energy off.
Why are they using drugs which are stimulants and treat a person who can fall asleep at any time? Aren’t these kids stimulated enough already?
ADD and ADHD. Along with the other Disorders.
Simply a drug and government scam machine.
Traceable to the dismantling of the two parent, father-governed home.
What percentage of these diagnosed children have been enrolled in the SSI program and now bring in checks to their parents, courtesy of the American taxpayer.
Welfare fraud is still welfare fraud, only now, they’ve got more interesting ways of claiming it.
The child is now on medication for a "learning disorder" because she cannot grasp math.
Looks like perfection in every subject is now the goal...anything less is a learning "disorder".
Rename this “Lazy Parent Disease.” Way too many parents go along with these diagnoses to avoid having to deal with an active boy. If he’s doped up in front of the TV, its less the parent has to deal with.
My son is ADHD, which is a diagnosis his school will never know about. We did not go through the diagnostic process for an IEP, crazy check (SSI check), or drugs. We work on his issues with positive reinforcement, eliminating his rituals, punishing misbehavior not due to his ADHD, and greatly altering his/our diets. We saw a great improvement when we eliminated dairy from his diet, for example. We also work closely with our chiropractor and naturopath specialist. Our son takes a high amount of a product called Neuromax (since ADHD is a neurological disorder), digestive enzymes, and probiotics. While he ate a pretty healthy diet to begin with, the occasional trips tp McD’s are over. We eat no processed foods or foods with HFCS, MSG, or artificial colors and flavorings. This means I make and can our stocks, roast meats to make sandwiches, and even make all of our tortillas! We eat much more like my grandparents did.
Also, my husband and I are married and he is the rock of our family. I gave birth to our son naturally and he never had a drop of formula. I also made all of his baby food. Our son receives different forms of discipline as needed, including corporal punishment. Both sets of his grandparents are married to their first spouses as well, and are a positive and loving presence on their grandson’s life. Not all ADHD cases are the same, so please don’t lump all situations into baby mama just doesn’t want to deal with it scenarios. To be honest, I used to think the same thing. Now with our experience with this precious guy, my feelings are quite different.
Does an ADD diagnosis result in SSI benefits for the child?
Maybe it’s the school that’s the disease...
And 99% of these cases can be treated by a strong male role-model, a few butt-whoopings, and non-feminists who actually understand boys have a lot of energy.
I weep for the males of America.