Since I feel that I should give a proper response, here it is:
...If a child cant sit still all day, if it cant suppress its natural urge to play and move, the child is labelled "mentally ill". If a child
is unwilling to be indocrinated by boring and useless information all day it is labeled "mentally ill".
Look at this, seriously! Are you really saying that this happens all the time? You sure didn't point out how RARE this happens, of course
sensationalism is well received around these parts, I should know!
Since I do not have the data on hand, neither did you obviously, I will use myself as an example. (Though you already poisoned the well, calling me a
deadbeat and all. Great job!)
"If a child can't sit still all day, if it
can't suppress its natural urge to play and move. the child is labelled "mentally ill"."
Well, before we go further, let's give the reader an idea of what ADD/HD really
is; versus this twisted idea.
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD or AD/HD or ADD) is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder. It is primarily
characterized by "the co-existence of attentional problems and hyperactivity, with each behavior occurring infrequently alone" and symptoms starting
before seven years of age.
As you can see, the OPost mentions SYMPTOMS of the disorder. Here, to put it into perspective:
"If a child sneezes once during the day, if it
can't keep from coughing. The child is sick."
EDIT--"has a cold" changed to "is sick"
Symptoms do NOT equal disorder (or disease)
How ridiculous is that?
As you can see, VERY! Though not in the way you were trying to shove.
If you show a kid "suffering" ADHD something interesting and relevant, he/she will get interested.
If I am busy with something, and you try talking to me I won't even hear you. Attention Deficit, you know the first part of the disorder. that is
what is going on here.
I have had people talk to me in upwards of 20 minutes before I hear anything. If I am busy working/playing on something, I will lose ALL track of
So, here I sit busy and you are going to try to show me something? I might as well be blind, good luck.
If you let the kid move a little more, play a little more, enjoy a little more, it will get relaxed.
Here you go calling kids "it" again. What the heck? Do you even have a child? Do you know how "it" works?
Maybe a bit less ultra-violent-video-games and rapid-movement movies for the six year old.
WAIT A SEC!
So it isn't some "fake disorders" fault, it's those mean video games!
"They better not pretend to be cops shooting robbers in that video game! That's violent! Send 'em outside to play "cops and robbers" it's
Which crutch is "okay" to use?
Maybe a bit less sugar for the youngster. And get some Humor into the classroom for goodness sake.
There, these are some good tips for ANY child. Of course they would work for an ADD/HD kid by proxy. Though, I am beginning to think you know
As a teacher you need to look at the kid before you look at the Schoolbook. Too many teachers are underpaid and undereducated, staring at books
and curricula instead of making a heart-to-heart connection with the kids.
I think they should pay the kids to go to school, like a job. That would have sparked my interested, quite a bit. Instead they strip you of your
rights, and cram you in a box with bullies and power hungry adults. It's no wonder kids "snap" don a trench-coat, and "teach their own lessons".
Its not active, energetic and playful kids that need curing, its the deadbeats who think it is an illness to be alive.
Jeez, I am a deadbeat before I even got to respond. This is what passes for moderator opinion around here? I hope you don't ban us "deadbeat" ADD/HD
(You attacked me first, I am many nasty things but a deadbeat is not one of them.)
edit on 10/2/2010 by adigregorio because: To fix BB code, and swich out something (noted above)