posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 06:29 PM
Meh, Sky's just in the mood to get a rise out of everybody, methinks. Sky's the best.
Let me describe the first child I met with actual ADHD.
This is a true account, and my jaw was on the floor.
I rang the doorbell, and the parents answered. The THREE year old girl ran towards me, bumping into me, causing me to lose my balance, due to the
running momentum she had going.
I stepped into the living room, and she ran and jumped over the back of the sofa, bounced off the sofa cushions, ran into the dining room, leapt upon
a chair, and from there to the table top. She ran the length of the table, jumped onto a chair, onto the floor. Poof! She was gone, and as we heard
screaming from another room, we dashed into the parents bedroom, where she had evidently pulled a bookcase over on herself, as she was trying to climb
it. The parent's were in tears.
So yeah, it's real, and I hope this gives you a mental picture of what it actually looks like.
The child who blurts out answers in class without being called on, and shuffles his feet while sitting at his desk? Nada. Not usually. But
nonetheless he will sometimes be medicated.
I know it's hard to be around unruly, challenging kids all day, and yes, some action should be taken to get behaviors under control, so teachers can
do their jobs without constant disruptions. We ask far too much of teachers as it is.
But chemically restraining a child unnecessarily and without absolute justification, is not the answer.
And of course I know that teachers don't write prescriptions....doctors do, and parents have them filled.
[edit on 8/21/2010 by ladyinwaiting]