Maybe some parents just don't have the patience to be a parent. Kids are going to be kids, and I don't believe that these medications are the answer. I've been on these medications for Narcolepsy, and let me tell you all! As a young teen, I experienced the side effects of these medications within a year; I don't even take the medication now, after two years on them. All the kids need are a positive/supportive atmosphere and also a more suited style of teaching.
For a country that is not supposed to make race an issue, we sure do try to every chance we get
We knew this years ago from personal experience w/ our son. My argument was " don't tell me my son has an attention problem when he can sit and focus on a video game for hours at a time." My wife is a teacher and has taken all the learning modality and personality type classes and faults the rigid cookie cutter teaching system for not being flexible enough (or care enough) to figure out new ways to teach so that all can learn.
I would like to know: What race was most affected by the misdiagnosis? (Demographics?)
Why is it that this does not really surprise me? To many "do gooders" involved in parenting, who do not have the answer either, and if kids are "acting up" you are afraid to disipline them, so lets "drug" them up!
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