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2013-05-18 02:54:44 PM
9 votes:
You heartless people DON'T UNDERSTAND.  My five-year-old has ADHD.  Do you know what it's like to try and keep him from acting out when we go to a midnight movie?  His Kindergarten teacher says he should know his ABCs by now, but it's just too hard for him because he'd rather play with his XBox.  His life coach has tried to tell the school administration that he's not really a school-focused learner, but they threatened to take him from me if I don't make him go to a place he doesn't want to.  I can only hope that people come around and understand that my child is extremely special and should be appreciated for his uniqueness.
2013-05-18 02:49:16 PM
6 votes:
5 in 1 US adults have multiple personality disorders.
2013-05-18 03:15:36 PM
3 votes:
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Have a good day at school sweetie.
2013-05-18 03:08:44 PM
3 votes:

WhippingBoy: gimmegimme: You heartless people DON'T UNDERSTAND.  My five-year-old has ADHD.  Do you know what it's like to try and keep him from acting out when we go to a midnight movie?  His Kindergarten teacher says he should know his ABCs by now, but it's just too hard for him because he'd rather play with his XBox.  His life coach has tried to tell the school administration that he's not really a school-focused learner, but they threatened to take him from me if I don't make him go to a place he doesn't want to.  I can only hope that people come around and understand that my child is extremely special and should be appreciated for his uniqueness.

He's also a genius, right?


Indigo.
2013-05-18 02:37:35 PM
3 votes:
Just start allowing kids to bring peanut butter sandwiches to school again. The problem will solve itself in a couple of weeks.
2013-05-18 03:50:55 PM
2 votes:

Kali-Yuga: Not surprising since according to the most recent polls, about 80% of the adults in America suffer from a mental disorder.


Actually, it was more like 47%.

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2013-05-18 03:26:17 PM
2 votes:

Mock26: gimmegimme: You heartless people DON'T UNDERSTAND.  My five-year-old has ADHD.  Do you know what it's like to try and keep him from acting out when we go to a midnight movie?  His Kindergarten teacher says he should know his ABCs by now, but it's just too hard for him because he'd rather play with his XBox.  His life coach has tried to tell the school administration that he's not really a school-focused learner, but they threatened to take him from me if I don't make him go to a place he doesn't want to.  I can only hope that people come around and understand that my child is extremely special and should be appreciated for his uniqueness.

Take him out  into the woods, hand him his XBox, tell him that there is an outlet in a tree just over the next hill, and drive away as fast as you can!  If he makes it home alive then all is good.  If not, well, all is still good.


He has very acute allergies to bark, pollen, chlorophyll and dirt and he's orientation-declined.  You have no idea how hard it is to get the accommodations he needs.
2013-05-18 03:15:26 PM
2 votes:

p the boiler: I would attribute a lot of this to two things:

1) the average diet today is so sugar loaded/ processed and chemically treated that many people barely eat real food anymore. So along with messing up internal chemical balance we continue to get fatter.

2) It was mentioned in the article. The amount of money treating these diagnosis is astronomical to the point that it is higher than the GDP of some countries.

Fatter, imbalanced and relying on drugs, a dumber populace too and we wonder why the politicians and CEOs know they can get away with whatever they want. As long as they provide good theatre doing it.


Hey, check your aesthetic privilege.  My five-year-old son is 100 pounds overweight because his condition makes him cry until I feed him enough.  During his school recess, they even make him run around outside with the other children, even though they know he's receiving countless microaggressions because of his weight and would prefer to sit in a dark, cool place inside.  He doesn't CHOOSE to look the way he does and no one understands!
2013-05-18 03:05:08 PM
2 votes:

WhippingBoy: gimmegimme: You heartless people DON'T UNDERSTAND.  My five-year-old has ADHD.  Do you know what it's like to try and keep him from acting out when we go to a midnight movie?  His Kindergarten teacher says he should know his ABCs by now, but it's just too hard for him because he'd rather play with his XBox.  His life coach has tried to tell the school administration that he's not really a school-focused learner, but they threatened to take him from me if I don't make him go to a place he doesn't want to.  I can only hope that people come around and understand that my child is extremely special and should be appreciated for his uniqueness.

He's also a genius, right?


Well, he's already sharing at a third-grade level, but that's unofficial.  It would be wrong to quantify performance in any way.
2013-05-18 06:36:01 PM
1 votes:
People who don't recognize the need for drugging children need to be drugged.
2013-05-18 05:36:52 PM
1 votes:

gimmegimme: Great Porn Dragon: gimmegimme: You heartless people DON'T UNDERSTAND.  My five-year-old has ADHD.  Do you know what it's like to try and keep him from acting out when we go to a midnight movie?  His Kindergarten teacher says he should know his ABCs by now, but it's just too hard for him because he'd rather play with his XBox.  His life coach has tried to tell the school administration that he's not really a school-focused learner, but they threatened to take him from me if I don't make him go to a place he doesn't want to.  I can only hope that people come around and understand that my child is extremely special and should be appreciated for his uniqueness.

8/10--I'm sure you'll at least get some bites out of this :D  (Alas, not from me.  I know this is one of the more common scenarios in which unschooling happens.)

That said--as people have noted, a lot of this is due to diagnosis changes (in particular, generalised anxiety and depression now being formally recognised in pre-adolescent kids, and a general expansion of what constitutes an ASD per the DSM-V).

There is a part of me which wonders how many of these kids are misdiagnosed--not just the case of an Active Boy diagnosed with ADHD because he doesn't get to run around and explore and play thanks to helicopter parents, but stuff like (for example) complex PTSD resulting from childhood abuse being misdiagnosed as an ASD or depression or generalised anxiety disorder.

Unfortunately--especially in dominionist households using religiously motivated child abuse a la the Pearls or Gothard cult--childhood PTSD and complex PTSD are surprisingly common; this applies doubly to kids who have the misfortune to be LGBT or otherwise genderqueer in dominionist households (in fact, there actually is a pretty major homelessness crisis among gay teens pretty much directly caused by kids having to either escape for their lives or being thrown out of their houses for being gay...essentially it's the American version of the sub- ...


Until this post, I would have sworn you were channeling my neighbor.  Well, mainly because of how I acted at the pizza joint with her and spawn last year.  All the other boys are running around like tweaking otters, and hers is lounging around like a porn manatee.
2013-05-18 04:30:54 PM
1 votes:

rka: gimmegimme: WhippingBoy: gimmegimme: You heartless people DON'T UNDERSTAND.  My five-year-old has ADHD.  Do you know what it's like to try and keep him from acting out when we go to a midnight movie?  His Kindergarten teacher says he should know his ABCs by now, but it's just too hard for him because he'd rather play with his XBox.  His life coach has tried to tell the school administration that he's not really a school-focused learner, but they threatened to take him from me if I don't make him go to a place he doesn't want to.  I can only hope that people come around and understand that my child is extremely special and should be appreciated for his uniqueness.

He's also a genius, right?

Well, he's already sharing at a third-grade level, but that's unofficial.  It would be wrong to quantify performance in any way.

Top Quality.


Thank you for saying so.  Not everyone is so nice.  He went to a birthday party last week.  I made it clear to the parents that he needed pizza with a gluten-free crust and non-dairy cheese that wouldn't aggravate his lactose intolerance and that he chooses not to eat any toppings that are green, red, yellow or brown on his pizza.  The mother rolled her eyes.  Can you believe it?
2013-05-18 03:40:26 PM
1 votes:

downstairs: Also, when it comes to mental disorders/problems... that requires a lot of work on part of the patient to admit it. Compared to a disease like cancer or whatever, where its pretty damn clear if you have it or not.


When you can crack open a mentally ill person, and point to the crazy in the same way you can point at cancer, then the disease model of mental illness might be a useful way of thinking about the problem.

Till then, I think we might have to accept that mental illness is to some extent a social construction, and we might have gone overboard in labeling as "ill" things that used to be simply regarded as, "unfortunate," "odd," or "inconvenient."
2013-05-18 03:20:49 PM
1 votes:

gimmegimme: You heartless people DON'T UNDERSTAND.  My five-year-old has ADHD.  Do you know what it's like to try and keep him from acting out when we go to a midnight movie?  His Kindergarten teacher says he should know his ABCs by now, but it's just too hard for him because he'd rather play with his XBox.  His life coach has tried to tell the school administration that he's not really a school-focused learner, but they threatened to take him from me if I don't make him go to a place he doesn't want to.  I can only hope that people come around and understand that my child is extremely special and should be appreciated for his uniqueness.


Take him out  into the woods, hand him his XBox, tell him that there is an outlet in a tree just over the next hill, and drive away as fast as you can!  If he makes it home alive then all is good.  If not, well, all is still good.
2013-05-18 03:10:03 PM
1 votes:

gimmegimme: You heartless people DON'T UNDERSTAND.  My five-year-old has ADHD.  Do you know what it's like to try and keep him from acting out when we go to a midnight movie?  His Kindergarten teacher says he should know his ABCs by now, but it's just too hard for him because he'd rather play with his XBox.  His life coach has tried to tell the school administration that he's not really a school-focused learner, but they threatened to take him from me if I don't make him go to a place he doesn't want to.  I can only hope that people come around and understand that my child is extremely special and should be appreciated for his uniqueness.


Niiice.
2013-05-18 03:06:46 PM
1 votes:
The only mental disease most people over 18 have is "attentionwhoreitis".

/I was diagnosed as bi-polar... blah blah blah
2013-05-18 02:03:59 PM
1 votes:
Psh, kids today.
2013-05-18 01:12:21 PM
1 votes:

radarlove: At what point does a disorder become an order order become a disorder?  When 51% of us are nuts, is nuts the new norm?


FTFY. Pretty much anything that it's docile submission to teachers, parents, law enforcement, etc. is a disorder that can only be dealt with by drugging.
2013-05-18 12:57:47 PM
1 votes:
At what point does a disorder become an order?  When 51% of us are nuts, is nuts the new norm?
 
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