Yeah, when you read the symptoms/definition of ADHD, it's like reading about the typical child. Sadly, I believe this WAY over diagnosed, instead of looking at what's really going on - as in your case, smart lady. xo
My mom is a 4th grade teacher and she says the there are so many kids in her class that have been told they have ADD or ADHD, and really they are just normal nine year old kids!And, I would LOVE to see an ant yawn!
ok, loved the fact about the ants.
Where do you come up with this stuff? The ant thing is pretty cute. I'd love to see it. :)As for ADHD, of course, I do think there are some kids who have it,like you said, but I also think that, for them and for all the "normal" kids (I'm mostly pointing out the boy thing, being a mom of 3 boys) we need to seriously think about restructuring our school settings. My own boys, who do not have this condition have been called "hyper" by many *ahem* people, but the truth is, they just can't really sit still all day long and be bored to death without getting into some trouble. This is especially true with gifted children, as you mentioned. In our case, the kids get a MAXIMUM of 15 MINUTES of recess in a 7 hr day. That is NOT enough exercise for growing children! It frustrates me because I do not want my boys (or anyone's kids) labeled as disruptive or hyper when it is really the adults who creating the problem.I'll get off my soap box, but BOY! I could go on and on!:)
My brother had ADHD and my sister (they are twins) had ADD. I think they both kind of outgrew it, especially my brother.
Okay- for me, THIS was my favorite post-it note post ever! :) You're cute, Manda Platt! :) :)If you have ADHD- yes, they are special and creative and totally fun! Go you!! :)p.s. your scouts are really tiny. I always thought they were a little older than that.Oh and the ants part totally rocked!
Okay, now I'm intrigued and I really want to see an ant yawn and stretch. =D My oldest daughter was diagnosed with ADD when she was 2 and we tried Ritalin for a couple of days, but none of us were comfortable with it. A child psychologist then suggested that the best thing for her would be a structured environment so we put her in a good preschool and she did just fine from that point on.
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