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Originally posted by Amanda5
reply to post by Mountainmeg
Congratulations - you sound like an inspirational parent. It appears you have a school Principal who is switched on as well. So good to read your post - so good! Thank you for sharing.
Originally posted by glitchinthematrix
As you can see, you are not alone. I, too, believe that aspects of my life and physical being were changed forever as a result of the 2 years I spent on Ritalin. I must say that I don't review the result quite as negatively as you do. I don't dwell on what I might have been. I am the best I can be. I've always viewed my ADD as a gift. The change I would truly like to see is for the education system to stop trying to stuff children into a box. If we happen not to fit in the box, we are labeled, medicated, and crammed in the box anyway. When really, I believe that ADD is the next evolution of the brain. ADD gives us the ability to think quickly...and often about many things at once. It gives us the ability to hyper focus when we are engaged. It's time to feed these gifts instead of obscuring them with labels and pills because you can't handle or understand them.
What was the catch phrase? just say no to drugs? so what do they do drug them nothing makes sense anymore
Originally posted by enament
reply to post by TWILITE22
Good. You know its just really too bad our school systems all tell our children they are individuals and that we are all unique but then try to teach everyone the same way, its like trying to ram a square peg into a round hole.